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Started by Dave Mundy Apr 6, 2015.

Adding pods to 'classic' Wharrams. 9 Replies

Started by Pete Rigby. Last reply by david duval-hall Aug 11, 2012.

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Comment by vern on October 2, 2008 at 10:06pm
it's great to see that there are some people fixing up older wharram's and to get them to share there work and ideas. Vern.
Comment by Pete Rigby on November 3, 2008 at 4:23pm
Vern,
You tell us you are widening your ORO [47ft] while it is afloat. How are you managing to work during the winter. I am interested because I am doing the same work to my Tangaroa in England. It's nowhere near as cold as Canada, but often well below the 10 degrees I need for the epoxy I use.

Best wishes, Pete Rigby
Comment by vern on November 14, 2008 at 12:42am
Pete, I have quit working on the boat till spring. then I'll put it on the beach again. Vern.
Comment by sarah on January 19, 2009 at 10:17am
Vern, you mentioned putting your cat on the beach, is there any thing I should know about doing this as I am considering doing the same thing? Is it really as simple as dragging it out?
Comment by vern on January 20, 2009 at 3:44am
Sarah, I don't know if you have tides there like we do, we have 12ft. tides here, I just go up at high tide then when it's out enough I start jacking it up one hull at a time. I raised mine up till it was always out of the water. the only thing at high tide cant work on it unless I want to get wet. look under my pics in photo section to see it up. any boat yard, the cheapest here is $25.00 a day off season. I can get a new battery every week for that price.
If you can you could make a couple of sleds and pull it out if you have a beach that slopes right.Vern.
Comment by sarah on January 20, 2009 at 10:09am
Thanks Vern the sleds are a great idea. We don't have tides here at all but we do have lots of beaches that I could get a truck ino to pull the boat out. Our nearest boat yard is on the next island and also charges a fortune!
I presume as long as the beams are in good order there is no need to re-inforce the two hulls in any way?
Comment by vern on January 21, 2009 at 1:58am
Sarah, I would think the beams would be ok. out in a storm the boat would do a lot more pounding than just pulling it up a beach. if you could find a few small round logs you could pull it up on those, just keep moving the ones from the back to the front, it would roll just like on wheels.
Comment by sarah on January 21, 2009 at 11:07am
thats Great Vern , thanks.
Comment by Dave Mellor on January 21, 2009 at 4:20pm
hi all if you look into photos there is a picture of the blue tangaroa.it was fully restored where it is in the photo.For some work we had up to 10 hrs dry on a clean sand cay which is shown in another photo with a big anvil cloud in the background.Also Kalembo Ad'e was built not more than 20 meters off the beach and was manouvered on planks and rollers to a launching site then slid on shoes over the ridges of hard palm fron leaves and bamboo rollers.If you find a good safe beach and can get her in and out go for it as Vern said those boat yards can most times be costly and cost more the longer you are up on the hard.best Dave
Comment by sarah on January 22, 2009 at 1:29am
Thanks Dave, it seems the only problem we are going to have is with the local Mayor! As soon as the weather lets up a bit we will give it a go... i shall be blogging and asking advice all the way!!! Thanks again guys.

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