A Photo & Discussion Forum for Wharram Design Enthusiasts
G'day, I am looking for feedback or comments from Tiki 21 or 26 owners about the Wharram-designed deck tent (pros and cons). We will be sailing in cold water/cool climates. Thanks for that. Cheers
Will do Ian
some photos of the frame supplied by Wharram. I have taken photos of with a tape measure. If you need angles or a confirmation on the measurement please ask.
There are 8 straight pieces. 2 for the top join and 4 lower angles. Plus the two double poled hinges.
Straights are 785mm long total and 680mm between sleeves.
2 x small angles are 160mm from end to bend
4 x angles are 350mm end to end and 185mm ish to mid point.
Hinges are 335mm ish from end to hinge
Jay, many thanks for your efforts. Much appreciated and save me lots of work. I hope the tent works well for you and we look forward to pictures of your adventures.
Brexit means Brexit, so I've started trading with China. For some details on my deck tent project see my blog.
If the tent is good enough I can sail away to Europe ... can't I ?
Thanks for the comments Gerry, I'll follow your posts with interest. Also thanks for the offers of help, unfortunately Burrum Head turns out to be 16,525km for me! All the best. Ian
It may be total heresy to suggest this here, but Richard Woods had a super easy and functional deck tent for his Strider Clubs in his "Daysail to Russia" video on Youtube. I plan on sewing one up with UD nylon for Beto.
Thanks for the link Brad. Those tents do look good. Their shapes are not dissimilar to the Wharram design, but look easier to put up. The Woods might have a bit more room below meaning the tent height is less important. Woods also makes better use of the shrouds etc. for support. I think a bit more head room is useful. The tent shown on my blog is great in this respect. It's really nice to be able to stand when setting up frame beds or sorting out cooking stuff and kit.
My plan is to try out the original Wharram design tent I have, then I could be tempted into working on new designs (I'm thinking air beams)
The Wharram design definitely looks very rigid and spacious. I like that you can use it to dodge some spray as well. I just don't have the $ for it right now. Anxious to see how yours turns out, Ian.