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A mad romp tacking & shunting cat..... half cat half proa.
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DISCLAIMER..........   This is pure flight of fancy.   I don't usually share these wild flights of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dean Wilkerson Apr 1.

Interesting Pahi 35
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Here is a Pahi 35 listed for sale in Aruba that is quite interesting.   it has a bridge deck cabin that seems to be integrated into the hulls.  It is completely lacking the visible beams projecting. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dean Wilkerson Dec 28, 2020.

Hobbyhorsing
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     Any boat will hobbyhorse in some conditions, and you can't always change course to get out of it.  Factors such as length compared to wave period, rocker, weight distribution, and longitudinal…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dean Wilkerson Dec 23, 2019.

Wings
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Having an interest in trimarans also.....  The question of "wings" comes to mind with regard to the limited internal space in some Wharrams.  The Tangaroa in particular appears like it would be…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dean Wilkerson Sep 17, 2019.

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Dean Wilkerson replied to rael dobkins's discussion 5 PAINT over EPOXY Adhesion tests, by Balkan Shipyards
"Rael:     When you enter the world of computers, you are entering a world controlled and shaped by geeks.  It's like entering an asylum controlled by the inmates, or going from a world designed and controlled by men to one…"
Jul 31
Dean Wilkerson replied to rael dobkins's discussion 5 PAINT over EPOXY Adhesion tests, by Balkan Shipyards
"Rael:     You completely screwed up the link.  Here's the proper link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXCrgI02Frs"
Jul 30
Dean Wilkerson replied to rael dobkins's discussion 2nd episode Vaka Build
"Rael:      Your link didn't work.... Here is the correct one I think:     Vaka Build, HAVAYA 30/25 Episode…"
May 29
Dean Wilkerson replied to Levi Verwoest's discussion How to capsize a Hinemoa
"There still is an obsession with capsize and multihulls.  In reality capsizes usually involve racing and pushing to the limits, or Sh_t Happens situations like yours.  Thanks for the story!   It reminds me of a 40' (12M)…"
Apr 5
Dean Wilkerson replied to Dean Wilkerson's discussion A mad romp tacking & shunting cat..... half cat half proa.
Apr 1
Ian R replied to Dean Wilkerson's discussion A mad romp tacking & shunting cat..... half cat half proa.
"Asymmetry is very zen and zen (ie wabi sabi) is very wharram in the "first and second age" of wharrams I think, but maybe not so much in the current production form, which may or may not be the "third age of wharrams",  I…"
Mar 31
Dean Wilkerson replied to rael dobkins's discussion HULL DESIGN, doesn't require a fancy computer... Balkan Shipyards
"I rather enjoyed the video.... particularly as I use a virtually identical technique and have a cardboard ama I made a year ago sitting on my desk.   If it wasn't for the surface tension of water, one could do it by weight. …"
Mar 30
Dean Wilkerson replied to rael dobkins's discussion HULL DESIGN, doesn't require a fancy computer... Balkan Shipyards
"Correct Utube Link"
Mar 28
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A mad romp tacking & shunting cat..... half cat half proa.

DISCLAIMER..........   This is pure flight of fancy.   I don't usually share these wild flights of fancy.... amazingly I don't use drugs or alcohol, so the only thing I can figure is that I must have a screw loose somewhere.   I've always admired outside the box thinkers, and been inspired by them from back in the Bucky Fuller days, a man who remains an inspiration to me.... though he passed on in…See More
Mar 22
Dean Wilkerson replied to Dean Wilkerson's discussion Interesting Pahi 35
"Ugly is in the eye of the beholder.     Functionality for voyaging is not insignificant.   Not all Wharrams sail exclusively in tropical waters, and there are many situations even in the tropics where being able to take…"
Dec 28, 2020
Dominic Tarr replied to Dean Wilkerson's discussion Interesting Pahi 35
"I also notice there is a box on top of the cabins to give an area of full head room. personally, I think it's ugly. I prefer the spartan open deck original wharram vibe."
Dec 28, 2020
Dominic Tarr replied to Dean Wilkerson's discussion Interesting Pahi 35
"According to the design book, the prototype pahi was 23 foot, built in 72, then later they built a 35 foot one in glass over foam, with 5 side windows like this one. in 1978. I noticed on the photo that the name is Areoi. That's the name of the…"
Dec 28, 2020
Dean Wilkerson replied to Johnny Martin's discussion Tiki 26 aluminium beams
"Of the varieties of aluminum, probably the best choice for this is 6061 T6.  It is tough and forgiving, and fairly resistant to corrosion as well as to fatigue. Personally I feel aluminum is about the worst possible choice for something of…"
Nov 7, 2020
Dean Wilkerson replied to Anna Berry's discussion tiki 26 performance with dagger board VS without dagger board
"Alan Barber installed a centerboard on a 35' Wharram... Tangaroa?  and did a Utube of sailing it.  35' wharram catamaran with centerboard In the comments section he wrote this:  "Both these things can be alarming…"
Oct 31, 2020
Dean Wilkerson replied to Dean Wilkerson's discussion Interesting Pahi 35
"While it definitely looks like the Pahi... with it's strangely shaped bows, it lacks the high beam location and lashings which are visible on the normal Pahi models.  It looks like it has rigid beams, and that would tend to be confirmed by…"
Apr 24, 2020
Andrés replied to Dean Wilkerson's discussion Interesting Pahi 35
"I think it is the original Pahi 35 that was built in foam/sandwich, it is mentioned in the Wharram Design Book. It is the precursor of the P31 and P42. The firsts Pahis where narrower (the beam of the P31 was almost the same length as the Tiki 26,…"
Apr 24, 2020

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At 7:29pm on April 8, 2019, Iain & Cherry Mae Cairns said…

G'day Dean, unfortunatley this did not happen with the Teheni hulls. The project stood to long and got wet rot in the hulls. I am in the process of buying a new boat also in my picture albums ORO with a center cockpit, this has no mast so the intention is to Junk Rig her. As original plan. I will keep an eye out for your Build as well. Fair winds.

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