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cyclone Pam
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sad news . I understand that Tikopia , where Hanneke and James were sailing to on the Lapita Voyage, was hit yesterday by the severe Cyclone Pam .communications are out currently but damage is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Brazier Mar 16, 2015.

SAILING WHARRAM CATAMARANS IN SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS
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Hi EveryoneI have written an article about handling Wharram Catamarans in severe weather conditions. The article covers such techniques as running off, towing drogues, lying a hull, heaving to, and…Continue

Tags: sailing, weather, heavy, drogue, Parachute

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stewart Coates Jan 23.

Rudder lashings on Tiki 46 and general impressions.

I asked Ann and Nev about the rudders on their Tiki 46..  They built them from Gaboon ply which is reasonably lightweight and I wondered whether they had originally reinforced the lashing points in…Continue

Started Aug 8, 2013

Rudder lashings instead of pintles and gudgeons
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I have a 40 foot Narai and was considering changing the now worn aluminium bronze rudder fittings for the Tiki style lashings.I would be interested to read any comments on the life span of the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Brazier Feb 9, 2013.

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Stewart Coates replied to Don Brazier's discussion SAILING WHARRAM CATAMARANS IN SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS
"Hi Don, we haven't met but I wanted to thank you for compiling this awesome, free, publication. It played a part of my involvement with the Tiki 38 Luckyfish and continues to inspire other Wharram wannabees. Thanks !"
Jan 23
Don Brazier replied to Roger's discussion Rory McDougal awarded the Jester Medal
"Fantastic achievement !! Don"
Sep 1, 2016
Robbie Huston left a comment for Don Brazier
"Hi Don, Mary and I would love to have you visit. Email me at Robbie.gabriola@gmail.com and we'll work out the details. All the best, Robbie"
Feb 3, 2016
Don Brazier left a comment for Robbie Huston
"Hi Robbie , I may be in Vancouver Island in August and would be keen to call by and see your boat. Would that be convenient ? Don"
Feb 2, 2016
Don Brazier left a comment for Robbie Huston
"Hi Robbie It has been good to watch your progress on your web site having been through the same process building my Narai IV called Katipo. Let me know if I can be of any help, I can certainly tell you what did not work and what I modified…"
Aug 19, 2015
Don Brazier replied to dan's discussion narai mkiv beam bracket replacement
"And here are the beam two photos which did not come through before which , like Beam three, are lashed down Tiki style Don"
Aug 18, 2015
Don Brazier replied to dan's discussion narai mkiv beam bracket replacement
"Sorry I had a glitch with the photos. Here is an example of the welded eye bolts which were fine except that the galvanising did not last well. I then changed to the stainless system as described Don"
Aug 18, 2015
Don Brazier replied to dan's discussion narai mkiv beam bracket replacement
"Hi Dan Here is some more information which you requested. Photo one is Beam two with beam cover on , photo two Has beam cover off showing lashings . The beam sits on 12 mm conveyor belt rubber on the flat bottom of the beam trough. The centre…"
Aug 16, 2015
Don Brazier replied to dan's discussion narai mkiv beam bracket replacement
Aug 11, 2015
Don Brazier replied to Allen Bosely's discussion Anyone Build or Own a Narai Mk II?
"BB has made some good points and I like his planned beam arrangement and centre cabin top level. Incidentally the measurement of the deck level of the Narai I and II was 5 feet and 3/4 inches from the plan compared with the 5 feet 8 and 3/4 inches…"
Jul 5, 2015
Don Brazier replied to Allen Bosely's discussion Anyone Build or Own a Narai Mk II?
"Hi Allen I have not owned or sailed on a Narai II but have friends who sailed a Tangaroa MK IV named "Mau " from England to the Pacific where they lived on board and sailed for about eleven years. I have spent time on this couple's…"
Jul 4, 2015
Don Brazier replied to Don Brazier's discussion cyclone Pam
"A Wharram Catamaran wrecked in Cyclone Pam in Port Vila  Does anyone know which boat this might be and the owner?? http://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2015/mar/16/cyclone-pams-aftermath-in-vanuatu-in-pictures#img-3 Don"
Mar 16, 2015
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cyclone Pam

sad news . I understand that Tikopia , where Hanneke and James were sailing to on the Lapita Voyage, was hit yesterday by the severe Cyclone Pam .communications are out currently but damage is expected to be extensive.DonSee More
Mar 14, 2015
Don Brazier replied to Jim Jimbo Beyer's discussion How many lashings and what line and size?
"I was interested to hear of the use of nylon beam lashings as this reminds me of a situation some years ago which bI heard about . It was a large Wharram , may even have been a Gaia . The owner was having trouble keeping polyester lashings tight…"
Dec 2, 2014
Don Brazier replied to matt connolly's discussion Lashings without bolts?
"It is hard to answer your question about the bolts . If you omitted them you may find out the answer when it was too late to do anything about it ! It is a belts and bracers system to some extent I suppose and it would also help with accuracy etc…"
Nov 25, 2014
Don Brazier replied to matt connolly's discussion Lashings without bolts?
"I thought I might just add a little explanation to this thread. When I modified my Narai IV beams from the classic bolts and rubber blocks system to longer beams, lashed down, I used a centre bolt on beams two and three . These beams sit against…"
Nov 24, 2014

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I am:
I own a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
I built a Maui and later a 41 foot modified Narai IV with a deckpod, wider overall beam and lashed crossbeams
Country, City, and State?
New Zealand Auckland
About me or us?
I have been James Wharram's New Zealand Agent for quite a few years
Looking to?
I enjoy meeting Wharram catamaran builders and sailors and hope to do a little more Pacific cruising in the next few years

Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 4:54pm on July 3, 2012, wayne McCarthy said…

Hi Don, just to let you know the sad news.

I have put Tapasya up for sale. She is now on the Wharram for sale column.

Cheers, Wayne McCarthy. 0272202850

At 1:10am on February 6, 2014, Brandon Gamble said…

Hey Don you got any pictures of these beautiful boats? Cause I'd love to see them.

Brandon

At 7:22pm on September 23, 2014, Geminidawn said…

Hi Don,

I read on the Wharram Newsletter that you have collected stories of Wharrams in heavy weather unfortunately the link is broken. Is this document available anywhere else?

Kind regards,

 

Mark

At 9:19am on February 3, 2016, Robbie Huston said…
Hi Don,
Mary and I would love to have you visit. Email me at Robbie.gabriola@gmail.com and we'll work out the details.
All the best,
Robbie

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