A Photo & Discussion Forum for Wharram Design Enthusiasts
Thom delForge said:
Thanks Greg --
I need to understand just how the rake affects performance. The designed rake is 5', if I remember correctly. How critical is this? My plan was to keep my original sails thereby increase space on deck. As is the Tiki 31 seems more confined that it needs.
I have built a new fore deck that is recessed about 16" (creating a seat well). On my boat this space was never fully taken advantage. I also removed one of the deck lockers and created a new center deck (with the remaining deck locker turned 90' - using it as a seat for the wheel helm, as well as battery and fuel storage) allowing full access of both port and starboard cockpits. I hope to start assembling all the new parts -- but I suspect this will make the Tiki 31 feel it's size. Raising the masts may not be that important, but if it was not a major compromise it may add to the comfort and sail-ability for less nimble sailors.
I am changing from tiller to wheel steering where about did you place the steering. Do you have any photos. Also I am wanting to change to a single mast. (To many obstructions with the duel mast) I have contacted Wharram and awaiting reply, do you have any experience with this . The single mast system seems to work well with the Pahi 31 design,