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Greg Russell
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  • Panama City, Fl
  • United States Minor Outlying Islands
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Greg Russell replied to Ian Bamsey's discussion Beam Rot - Advice & Suggestions
" I wouldn't trust beams made out of foam sandwich. I made  I beams for my Pahi 31 as  one of my box beam had a hole in it from one hull to the other about 2" wide. Have not had any problems since and went from 14' to…"
Apr 4, 2016
Greg Russell is attending Thom delForge's event

Hui Wharram -- Fort Myers, Florida -- May 19-21, 2016 at Caloosahatchee River - Downtown Ft. Myers, FL

May 20, 2016 to May 22, 2016
The annual Spring/Summer Hui Wharram Sail-In has changed venues to Downtown Ft. Myers.  More details forth coming.We are looking forward to making this event a great success for all Wharram enthusiasts, as well as others multihull designs, monohulls, and anyone interested in mucking around with boats (particularly of the sailing variety). Saturday night diner "Dutch Treat 'at the 'Three Fisherman' (on the beach). Special rates for Motel at the Best Western for those driving, flying in.  Please…See More
Feb 21, 2016
Greg Russell commented on Jonathan Van Vuren's photo

Photo uploaded on May 24, 2015

"enjoyed sailing on your boat at the Hui. Nice boat."
Jun 9, 2015
Greg Russell commented on Jonathan Van Vuren's photo

Photo uploaded on May 24, 2015

"Boats looking beautiful and sailing well."
Jun 9, 2015
Greg Russell commented on Budget Boater's photo

Stainless Brad Nails

"I like the SS brads. I didn't use any screws just clamped them together in stages took a long time to complete all 4 beams about 1 and a half month."
Jun 9, 2015
Greg Russell commented on Martin's photo


"I use both center boards when going to windward and real close to the wind. I built the beams in about a month and a half only clamping and gluing. having enough clamps was the limitation, I had 17. I had the boat out of the water for about a month…"
Mar 6, 2015
Greg Russell commented on Martin's photo


"This looks worst than my boat when I bought it. I replaced all the beams, cockpit and hatches. I made Tiki I beams and expanded to 17.5' beam and an 8' cockpit. Henneke suggested that I leave out the middle beam, that the mast was…"
Mar 5, 2015
Greg Russell shared Martin's photo on Facebook
Mar 5, 2015
Martin left a comment for Greg Russell
"Hi Greg! I´m sorry for the delate, I live in Balearic Island, my 26´it´s in Formentera island and the 31´in the corner of Spain near Portugal. I would like to rebuild she soon and come back to my Islands.  Your bout look…"
Feb 21, 2015
Greg Russell replied to Brandon Gamble's discussion Bahamas Flotilla Planning at this years Hui!
"I was hoping to sail through the exumas seeing all that we can. Mathew Town looks good for going to Haiti or the Dominican Republic. This will be the winter so the further south we go the warmer we will be. I would also like to the see a little of…"
Feb 18, 2015
Greg Russell replied to Brandon Gamble's discussion Bahamas Flotilla Planning at this years Hui!
"Yes Barb and I are interested in going. I had good fun the last time I went.  Started at the West End of the Grand Bahama Then went out to Walker Key and the back side of Abaco, everything was an easy day sail. Came back through Chub Harbor and…"
Feb 5, 2015
Greg Russell left a comment for Greg Russell
"Hi Martin  I rebuilt mine over a number of years and was fortunately  able to sail while rebuilding. What 31 do you have and where is it located?"
Jan 21, 2015
Martin left a comment for Greg Russell
"Hi Greg! Your boat look beautifull. I'm just starting a proyect to rebuild one 31. I live the last 13 years in one 26 in summer of cours! and for me it's nice to see the work of the anothers in this group, thanks at all...my best…"
Jan 19, 2015
Greg Russell commented on Martin's photo


"Your boat looks great! What is the beam?"
Jan 19, 2015
Greg Russell replied to Galway Bay's discussion Introduce yourself ? in the group Small Pahi Group
"Hello All I bought my Pahi 31  off of Craigslist in Miami, this was in 2008. It was in very bad shape on anchor at Coconut grove. I paid $2800 for with rigging and sails. As bad as it was on the outside the woodwork on the inside was fantastic…"
Jan 16, 2015
Greg Russell joined Galway Bay's group

Small Pahi Group

Anything and everything related to owning / sailing / building smaller PAHI up to and including PAHI 31.See More
Jan 16, 2015

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I am:
I own a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
pahi 31
Country, City, and State?
Panama City, Fl
About me or us?
Retired engineer 60
Looking to?
Rebuild and update the boat. It was a wreck when I bought it for $2800 last March 08

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At 6:44am on April 28, 2009, boatsmith said…
Hi Gregg, How about posting some pictures? There is another Pahi 42 in Panama City, but its' owners or remote.We would love to see you sail down to Islamorada for the rendevous in May. Or just show up if you can't sail.There will be lots of boats there and lots of experience . Please call if you would like iny more info on the renedvous or have any questions regarding your boat David 561 632 2628
At 1:46pm on October 28, 2010, Ann and Neville Clement said…
You are a hero! Congratulations! Ann and Nev
At 7:41pm on October 28, 2010, Dave Mellor said…
Great job Greg ...rewarding results
At 4:11pm on October 29, 2010, Geminidawn said…
Nothing upsets me more than to see a good boat go to waste. Nothing restores my faith more than to see a good boat put back the way it should be!
Congratulations, many years of fair winds and adventure to you!
Kind regards,

At 12:05pm on November 1, 2010, Ann and Neville Clement said…
We likely will not go that far south at that time. We will likely make it to the Dec 10 to 12 meet in Lake Worth though. Maybe see you there... Ann and Nev
At 5:00am on February 16, 2011, Rory McDougall said…

Hi Greg,

Thanks for the comment. Crikey, looks like youve had a busy restoration project underway. Sure looking smart now, good for you! Is she nearly finished to the point you can go sailing and enjoy?? She will be a fab boat around the keys and Bahamas etc.

Have fun and hope the sticky epoxy changes to dried salt spray soon!



At 10:06am on March 15, 2011, Galway Bay said…

OOOPS    I left a message but it ended up on my own page !!!

I think I have the hang of it now - - am a complete beginner at computers.

Not available but thanks for invite and     BON   VOYAGE   ! ! !

At 8:35am on July 17, 2011, Ann and Neville Clement said…

Hi Greg,

     Seeing your photos, it looked like Bahamas to me, and sure enough it IS the Bahamas.  When will you be back?  Can we meet you and see the boat in Abacos?  There is another Pahe 42 Capt Cook design sailing in Green Turtle, Abacos at Black Sound and we have Peace mostly around Manjack in Abacos located just four islands north.  It would be fun to have a mini meet out there.  Looks like a nice boat you got there! 

    All the best,  Ann and Nev

At 1:08pm on July 17, 2011, Greg Russell said…

Hi Ann and Nev

I left the Bahamas  and went the Wharram Hui then back home to Panama City, Fl.  I don't know when I will be in the Bahamas again.

I was thinking my next trip is going to be Mexico and Belize in spring.


At 12:30pm on May 2, 2014, bouvier said…

Bonsoir, vous avez un magnifique Pahi 31, et je suis heureux de rencontrer des amoureux du Pahi 31. merci pour votre invitation.

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