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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 sarah on January 23, 2009 at 5:53am
Can anybody please tell me what length my tangaroa mk1 should be.... it is 10.70m. I have been told that it's not built to plan, but having trawled all the wharram pages I can find no information on the mk1!!
Comment by Pete Rigby on January 23, 2009 at 2:23pm

Length of Mk1. The designed length of the Tangaroa Mk1 was 34ftoa.
However, given the very simple hull design, I am sure that some builders decided to add on a bit. I have heard of a Mk2, but never seen a picture of one. A Mk3 I have never even heard of. The Mk4, which was the final expression of the Tangaroa design, is 35ft 6inches.
If you go to a website called ' Multihull Maven', you will be able to find details of all Wharram boats, [and everyone else's also].

The absolute oracle on all things Wharram is probably Steve Turner. He is a surveyor who has built, sailed, and surveyed shedloads of Wharrams. Post your query on the multihull.com forum, when it is up and running again.

I did answer your request, [on the above], for Tangaroa Mk1 drawings, but possibly you have not been able to access the site. Briefly, I said that I have never seen any Tangaroa drawings, but that if you drew a blank, I could send you loads of photo's of mine.

Hauling out boat. Vern has already passed sensible comment. May I I add a couple of remarks? Let's assume the boat is 'square' as it floats. After you have hauled it up the beach, by whatever means, it would be good, if when the boat came to rest, that it was still square. While afloat, take a diagonal measurement, [anywhere will do, but possibly easiest is from one stem to perhaps a beam end on the other hull]. When the boat is beached, check that you have the same measurement.

Have you good people to help with the haul out? There are a couple of important points about attaching the towing bridle to the hulls, and the 'line of pull' from the boat to the winch.
Good luck.
Comment by Pete Rigby on January 23, 2009 at 4:11pm
Wharram info'.

The following addresses link to the older forms of various Wharram forums. Good stuff for a rainy day.



Comment by sarah on January 24, 2009 at 2:36am
Thanks Pete, as you say the multihulls forum is frustratingly still down. A gent on there suggested that my boat is not built to plan.... but I have no idea why!! I am starting to wonder if my boat is indeed a mk2 or 3 it's not written on the paperwork anywhere! Photo's of yours would be great, I could at least try to compare. Thanks for the hauling out tips, I shall be sure to check the measuremets. Thanks again.
Comment by Dave Mellor on January 24, 2009 at 11:57pm
heres a few photos of 'Pepecat' rebuild in photos
Comment by Pete Rigby on January 25, 2009 at 12:31am

Do you have an e-mail address to which I can bung a load of photo's ?

My e-mail is, Pete@rigby5679.fsnet.co.uk
Comment by sarah on January 26, 2009 at 4:19am
Hey, here's an interesting link.... is your boats history here?... mine's not :(
Comment by Dave Mellor on January 31, 2009 at 6:18pm
Hi all ,I have just sent a bunch of restoration and refit photos i had to scan of 'Pepecat'getting another lease of life.The job was so exstensive that if it were anywhere other than Indonesia,where labour and material costs are a lot lower it would surely been cheaper to build a new one.We went from bow to stern with fine tooth comb and cleared every bit of rot,including the keels,reglassed the whole boat with epoxy,new box beams [now lashed],new bearers and decks in teak,new cabin tops [entry from center deck not rear now],new windows,mast and maststep refit, non skid decks ,the whole boat 3 coats 2 pk epoxy paint and 3 coats poly 2pk.fittings and many more.I realize after you refit your wharram well and with good care these boats can last a long time and still be safe to go'" just about' "anywhere and the job can be done on a beach if nessesary
Comment by Dennis Dalgaard Laursen on March 9, 2009 at 3:53pm
Hej there we have found this wharram on the net in the UK and are wondering if this is worth restoring or is it too big a job . If anyone of you have the time to read the details and give us your opinion that would be great, cheers...http://www.multihulls.uk.com/wharram/p42_1170.htm
Comment by vern on March 9, 2009 at 9:45pm
Dennis, that boat's in way better shape than the one I bought, at least it looks it.
I dont know how long before I can even use mine, your still young so go for it, unless your rich and can buy a new one!! work on it as you use it. Vern


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