The TIWAL Boat is quick to assemble and easily portable and easy to care for - here are a few tips that will make your TIWAL sail faster for longer ....
* The TIWAL sail battens need to be tight for sailing but loosen them afterwards, to keep the sail in good shape.
* Wash the TIWAL in fresh water after every few sails to keep the 'push in buttons' on the structure in good working order.
* Keep the TIWAL foils (centreboard and rudder) in their covers out of the sun when not sailing. And get a full UV cover if you intend to store the boat outside pumped up.
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Do I have to be a good sailor to buy a TIWAL? That is the whole point of TIWAL, to make the fun of sailing accessible to all! Intuitive and easy to use, TIWAL is easy to handle; all you need is a few basic skills to use it and have fun. However, if you wish, you can get personal coaching from me.
How durable is the TIWAL ?
TIWAL has been tested and proven in the harshest conditions and passed all its tests with ease. The hull is strengthened in several places with special UV-treated materials. For example, a very thick material used for white-water rafting boats is used under the hull and anti-chafing bands protect the sides. If a puncture does occur, the hull consists of two airtight compartments, inflated separately. In the event of an incident, it can easily be repaired by an approved specialist.
I am a New Zealand sailor who learned to sail in the beautiful Malborough Sounds and then went onto represent NZ at the 2000 Olympics.