"Interesting discussion. I would like to put another plug in for Voyaging on a Small Income. Two other books that I found helpful and relevant are Sailing the Farm (out of print I believe) and The Cruisers Guide to Fishing by Scott &…"
"I hear you. I've read about some interesting applications of vacuum for boatbuilding like cylinder molding and constant camber, but their's no getting away the added complexity and hassle factor using vacuum introduces. To take a boat…"
"I've thought about vac bagging the hulls on the Tahiti Wayfarer. Specifically- building the hull from layers of thinner ply and vac bagging to avoid butt joint cleats etc. Two issues came up for me:
1. The panels would be much stiffer and…"
"Thanks for the feedback Bertrand. It's nice to hear that from someone with so much experience. I've been studying your mast steps and thinking about the best way to step the masts in an open top boat like the Wayfarer. I'm also…"
"Hey Guys. I'm thinking of building a Tahiti Wayfarer as a test bed for this rig. I'm wondering if the dual junk rig is suitable for smaller boats like the Wayfarer. Any experience with the dual junk rig on smaller cats? Any reason this rig…"
"Thanks for the comment. I have my eye on the Hitia 17' to start. My dream is to build a junk rigged cat and cruise for my retirement ( at least 15 years away). I loved the Wharram cats the first time I saw the website. I was doubly thrilled to…"