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"Pivot for longtail."
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"Like you work only allows us one day a week to work on Zaphod so it often feels like the end is never going to be in sight... progressing slowly but surely. Warm regards."
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"Brilliant! Enjoy!"
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"Congrats Rob and Beth Your boat looks beautiful, happy sailing, Noreen and Chris.  "
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"a special boat for special people-"
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"great going Neil.looking great."
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" Nice job."
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wakataitea in south africa

what a beautiful country... visit our web to see morehttp://www.sailingadventureworldwide.com/index_htm_files/south%20africa/index.htmwe are in Knysna Lagoon in the moment and will stay here a bit longer. to much to…See More
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"you are great people and we are very happy to know you... thanks a lot for all your help..  hans and isabelle"
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"Well done Vesna it is very pretty - feel proud! Noreen"
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tiki 46 boat building movies

i posted here some movies (links) from the time we build our tiki46 wharram catamaran.it took us 2 years and 6 month to finish the boat.  please visite our web page www.wharramsailing.com for more infos.please do not forget to donate some $ to budgetboater. to set up all this is a lot of work and will make your job maybe easier... have funcheers hans "wakataitea"See More
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I own a Wharram, I want a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Finishing My Tiki 38
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Durban .South Arica

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Centre mounted diesel with a long tail.

Perhaps we could recap any older ideas and add a few new ones.

I would like to run a nissan SD 22 4 cylinder diesel coupled through a PRM 150 transmission with a long tail.

Has anyone got any new ideas or problems encountered.perhaps some new pictures.

Posted on October 4, 2011 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

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At 11:34am on November 2, 2010, David Bennett said…
Hi Chris

A Raka is a 36 ft Traditional Design. It is not a really popular choice as Wharram designed it to win races. The hulls are quite a bit narrower than his other designs so you end up with a pretty big boat and not much interior accommodation. I'm rebuilding it in Richards Bay and its taking me a hell of a lot longer than I thought it would.

I have looked at most of your photos and its fascinating seeing each stage of a build. Thanks for putting them all in.
At 3:23pm on November 2, 2010, Bob Bois said…
Hi Chris,
That's a beautiful build you have going on there. Is that Doug Fir ply you're using? You builder seems to be really moving through the build. It looks great!
At 11:27pm on November 10, 2010, John& Kat Wilkie said…
Dear Chris
We are John and Kat from Australia, members of the PCA and we are building a 42' Pahi due to launch in about a year. We will be in Cape Town on 4/5 February and Durban on 7th February. If you are going to be in the area and would be happy to meet with us to discuss Wharram building and owning, we would enjoy it very much. Please let us know as soon as possible.
Regards
John and Kat
At 1:24am on December 28, 2010, John& Kat Wilkie said…
Chris - hope you had a great christmas and we envy the sailing.  however we are actually sailing(well that's what they call it) into Durban on 7 february on the Queen Mary 2.  we arrive at about 8am but must be back on board by 5pm so it looks like we won't be able to meet up with you due to your work commitments.  however we'll contact you closer to the day and see if anything changes.  cheers J&K
At 4:20am on January 6, 2011, John& Kat Wilkie said…

Chris,

It would be great to meet you and look at your boat.  We have some photos of our Pahi 42 on our laptop.  We'll email you closer to the date with our arrival time, as Cunard seem to be changing some of the times in some ports.  Do you have a direct email address that we can contact you? Our email is katfish1@iprimus.com.au

Cheers,

John & Kat

At 5:54am on February 6, 2011, John& Kat Wilkie said…
Dear Chris & Noreen,
The ship will dock at Ocean Terminal.  Apparently we are not allowed to walk around the port area, so they are providing a shuttle bus to the Shaka Marine World wherever that is. We will give you a ring as soon as we get there and find a phone, probably around 0930.  We have to be back there for the last bus at 1630.
Really looking forward to seeing your boat.
Cheers,
John & Kat
At 5:51am on February 11, 2011, John& Kat Wilkie said…
Dearest chris and noreen. thanks for the email and photos. we tried to respond but it bounced - could just be our internet connection. will email you when we get back to brisbane but just wanted to say thank you thank you thank you. cheers john and kat
At 1:34pm on March 26, 2011, Hans Hammig said…
Hi Chris, Is it possible to visit your project (boat yard) some time when I travel to the coast?
At 3:56pm on September 15, 2011, Arthur Little said…
Hi Chris, I'm doing well thanks, yourself? I have made a start on my boat.  I'm going to be building the beams first, and for now I have cut out the beam webs and am currently processing the meranti to use in my beams.  I haven't been able to get epoxy, as yet but planning to get some towards the end of the month, so wanna have all the bits ready, and then do the assembly.
At 12:28pm on September 16, 2011, Chris Bretter said…
Give chris a call for epoxy suppliers if you need.Regards CB

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