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Armin Foell
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  • Augsburg, Bavaria
  • Germany
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I am:
I want a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Unfortunately only a motorboat right now, never sail it, just try to finish the renovation and sell it. I am definitely not a Power boat user :-)
Country, City, and State?
Germany, Augsburg, Bavaria
About me or us?
I am a Biologist who worked for 20 years in Life Science industrial Sales and Marketing. Want to change my life to a more nature connected life style. I am sailing for 40 years now and have also good experiences with catamaran sailing. My first boat (my father's boat) was a Tornado and I never get used to the missing speed potential of Monohulls.
Looking to?
Changed my plans to be able to get a boat sooner. Now I am more tending towards a Tiki 30. Hope this will work out. For my family, wife plus 5 years old grand daughter a Tiki 30 should easily do it. However a 38 would be what I really want.

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Armin Foell replied to Hans Hammig's discussion Basic Internet and email via SSB in the group comunication on boats
"I am wondering that there is pretty low interest in those kind of modern communication issues. My thought was that there is a bunch of questions around nowadays basic tools like E-mail and internet access. I would be happy if this thread could be…"
Jul 30, 2014
Armin Foell joined wakataitea's group
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comunication on boats

SSB, VHF and sat telephone.... what works for you best
Jul 30, 2014
Armin Foell replied to Ole Hougaard's discussion Tiki 30 for sale Denmark
"Sounds like o you have pictures of her? Where is she located now? I will be in danish waters this summer, maybe I can pass by and have a look on her? Regards, Armin  (from Germany)"
May 27, 2014
Armin Foell commented on paul anderson's video
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proa "Pjoa" sailing - Robert's first day

"Really a lovely boat, congratulations. But I didn't see any indication why it should be called "Proa". It rather looked like a crab claw rigged outrigger canoe. Observing a tack would solve the riddle :-) Always fair winds for…"
May 26, 2014
Armin Foell replied to Ian Spruce's discussion Modifications to a Tanenui - concern
"It doesn't look like a Wharram any more, too many modifications in my opinion. The most serious ones are the solid laminated aluminium beams ( I refer to the quoted thread) which will give no flexibility at all but increases stress at the…"
May 16, 2014
Armin Foell replied to Neil Hawkesford's discussion Tiki 38 "Gleda' Out Of The Build Shed
"Congratulations and all in your favopur for your launch party! And of course always fair winds from aft for you and Gleda. Regards from Germany, Armin"
May 16, 2014
Armin Foell replied to Penn D's discussion Strip planked Classic?
"I cant' tel about any personal experience in building a hull with strip planking. But I remember a few years ago when Glenn Tiemann was building his Tama Moana he posted his succeedings in the wharram forum. It went very slowly although Glenn…"
Apr 1, 2014
Armin Foell replied to Budget Boater's discussion Narai With Modern Lug (Junk) Rig
"The compression on the beams caused by the mast will be most likely less compared to a design with stays and shrouds. In a "traditional" rig layout you have to consider that the load of the shroud tension adds to the weight of the mast!…"
Mar 27, 2014
Armin Foell replied to Budget Boater's discussion Construction Using Stainless Steel Brad Nails
"Stainless steel can change its condition in a series of ways. The most common is "electrical corrosion" which typically occurs when SS is in contact with other metals such as aluminium, bronze or "normal steel". Then there is…"
Mar 26, 2014
Armin Foell replied to Budget Boater's discussion Narai With Modern Lug (Junk) Rig
"Hi Budget Boater, this all sounds very well. Could you explain the difference of your H-M Junk rig vs. a traditional Junk Rig? The Junk Rigs I know are very heavy, easy to sail but difficult to handle, not "for Children" definitely. Do you…"
Mar 26, 2014
Armin Foell replied to Alf Bangert's discussion Kattu under way
"@Hans: What is the issue with spectra rope vs. "regular" polyester brais rope? Does your comment also allpy for Dynema and other Kevlar/Aramid-related fibres? Is it the low stretch ability? I am just curious abour your opinion. Thanks and…"
Mar 16, 2014
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Mar 7, 2014
Armin Foell replied to Alf Bangert's discussion Kattu under way
"Maybe a silly question but in my eyes an obvious one: Has anybody ever tried to fix the shrouds of the main mast to the beam only and not to the outer gunnel? Stability of the mast should be o.k. if you consider the geometry of monohulls. And this…"
Mar 7, 2014
Armin Foell commented on Cooper Dan's photo
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RudderLashing3

"This is a prettyy effective tool. If you mount a cuury clamp on top of it to fix the rope it would be even easier to handle and faster to apply. Just an idea but I will try it some day."
Feb 26, 2014
Marc LaFrance left a comment for Armin Foell
"Unfortunately, no drawing. What I can say is that at assembly, the cockpit will have to come down vertically into the " hole ". There is not much clearance. Seems pretty stiff with the ( 4 ) vertical fore and aft plywood locker sides. Hope…"
Feb 25, 2014
Armin Foell replied to Thom delForge's discussion Composite Beams
"Congratulations to Galwaybay! This is a very comprehensive and valuable contribution to this discussion! Thanks and regards, Armin"
Feb 10, 2014

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At 4:06am on January 31, 2014, Demi & Dirk said…

Welcome here and SERVUS!

At 1:19pm on February 25, 2014, Marc LaFrance said…

Unfortunately, no drawing. What I can say is that at assembly, the cockpit will have to come down vertically into the " hole ". There is not much clearance. Seems pretty stiff with the ( 4 ) vertical fore and aft plywood locker sides. Hope that you do the build.

Marc

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