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Autopilot for Wharram cat - tiller or wheel?
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I'm considering getting an electronic autopilot for our Pahi 42, as we often find ourselves doing long passages under power in the summer with little or no wind (so wind vane would be of no use!) I…Continue

Tags: steering, autopilot

Started this discussion. Last reply by Budget Boater Dec 20, 2016.

Asymmetric spinnaker & genoa control on larger Wharrams
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Hi - I'd like to hear opinions on using an asymmetric spinnaker on a larger Wharram please. We currently use an old regular symmetric spinnaker, sheeting using two snatch blocks mounted near each bow…Continue

Tags: genoa, spinnaker, asymmetric

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Best-Dunkley Oct 29, 2015.

Good solutions for netting lashings?
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I would like to hear how others solve the problem of fixing their netting securely, tight, but in a way that it is possible to get the whole net off easily for washing! I've threaded plastic covered…Continue

Tags: lashings, Netting

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Sheridan May 20, 2014.

Standing rigging lashings - how tight? - & how?!
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Hi everyone! I am sure many of you have some good ideas about this - how tight should the lashings for the standing rigging be? I have a Pahi 42 with conventional rig (ie bermudan cutter with boom).…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by alex Aug 8, 2013.

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Andy Best-Dunkley left a comment for Olli Väänänen
"Hei Olli! Onnea teille! Hienö kuula että ovat muita Wharrameitä täällä suomessa! Olemme juuri tehnyt kolme viikon reissu Itämerin ympari - Bornholm, Kopenhamina, Puola, Klaipeida. Oli todella kiinostava, mutta…"
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Olli Väänänen left a comment for Andy Best-Dunkley
"Hi Andy I launched my Tiki31 Maija-Liisa, yesterday! The boat is currently situated in Jyväskylä, on lake Päijänne."
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I own a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
I own a Pahi 42 "Godzilla".
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Finland, Espoo
About me or us?
We have owned "Godzilla" now for about 5 years. She's undergoing a slow update, while we try to keep her afloat and sailing. We have done lots of renovation and modifications to her, most recent was rebuild of mast after we were dismasted (another story..). Beams have been repaired/replaced, engine pods redesigned and replaced. Interior is undergoing redesign and refurbishing. Everything takes time as winter is so cold it is impossible to work on her, except small parts at home. Spring time is always a rush to get back in the water!

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At 5:09pm on February 25, 2013, Jesper Bruhn Johansen said…
Hi Andy,
We live in Roskilde, 30 km from Copenhagen. Yes a meeting could be super. I have seen 5-6 Wharrams in Denmark, i wil corlect phone numbers when i meet any of them.
I have never seen a Pahi in Denmark or Sweeden. A Long time ago, i sor one in Holland.
Best regards Jesper
At 3:48pm on September 8, 2013, Dan Hammond said…

Hi Andy,

Thanks for the encouragement with the Hitia / Baltic project.  A few hurdles to get over yet before I start planning exactly where to go (choosing and building a boat mainly!), but certainly hope to get to somewhere in Finland along the way and will look you up.  



At 4:34pm on March 12, 2014, jean philippe desfarges said…

thank for your comment and your boat like very nice too. jphi

At 6:43am on October 23, 2014, Bart said…

Hi Andy, i am based in the netherlands, i just bought this boat from ole hougaart in Helsingor, denmark.

I love to come back for a holiday to denmark/ sweden, great sailing!

Regards, Bart

At 3:21pm on March 31, 2015, Crazy Crew said…

Hi Andy! I think we are nearest Wharram neighbours - our boat stay in Klamila now. Last summer we start from Lubek at the end of july and finisn in Hamina at august via Stockholm. I'm very glad to find this site and you here.

At 5:52pm on July 9, 2016, Dave Mann said…
Hi Andy, I saw in an old comment you own a Pahi 42 and have a family of 5...
This interested me a great deal as I have 3 kids also (bit younger than yours!) and am very keen to transition from a motorhome (equivalent to a 32' monohull!) to a Wharram pahi 42 or tiki 46...
I'd love to hear any experiential wisdom you'd be willing to share from having already lived aboard with 5!
Best regards, Dave.
At 1:02am on August 2, 2019, Olli Väänänen said…

Hi Andy

I launched my Tiki31 Maija-Liisa, yesterday! The boat is currently situated in Jyväskylä, on lake Päijänne.

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