A Photo & Discussion Forum for Wharram Design Enthusiasts
Although this thread has come to a halt, I would like to add a comment. SAMSA (South African Marine Safety Authority), the people who like to re-invent the boat, have made it compulsory to have a management system that allows to evacuate every section of a ship individually. That means you either have to install x number of pumps, or make a complicated piping system with pumps, pipes, valves, through bulkheads never mind. So I have 4 water proof section in each hull. So I had to make holes in each of the bulkheads, install pipes and valves (to re-establish the waterproof integrity of each section), and then add electrical as well as manual pumps. This on a wooden catamaran that can not sink. Shame.
I am not a racist, but why do people who are new to government have to change things that they do not understand? No, we are not talking about a bulk carrier. Just a sailing boat over 30 foot. Wind and waves do not bother me. But those!