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Hans Klaar Jailed

Hans must have been about 14 years old when I met him too, and was 4-5 years older when I last saw him. His farther Ernst was the one who I was more aquinted with........a man who had taken his…Continue

Started Feb 7, 2011

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Jeremy Walker replied to matt connolly's discussion Forestay bridle angle
"Sounds as though you would like to move the jib tack further forewords when the extra walkway plank is added. The following way to make fixing points for the connecting beam and the bridle legs may help. I would fix  false stems to the existing…"
Jeremy Walker replied to matt connolly's discussion Forestay bridle angle
"If the jib tack point is far enough forward, you might consider dropping the connecting beam onto the decks, in line with a projected forestay. Then it would help to drop the bridle leg attachment points further down the stems. This would improve…"
Jeremy Walker replied to matt connolly's discussion Forestay bridle angle
"Hey Matt, I like your idea of using the rig which Hans Klaar developed on Ontong Java nd was copied by the other Hans on Wakataitea. In fact this same rig is what I intend to use on my 30 ft Polynesian Pahi if it turns out that I find shunting to be…"
May 16
Jeremy Walker replied to matt connolly's discussion Forestay bridle angle
"I don't see a problem with the headstay/jibstay angle. Sure, doubling up the stays and having one to each bow is an option as well as an additional jib luffstay. Tension in a bridle is taken in compression  by the beam closest to the…"
May 16
Jeremy Walker replied to matt connolly's discussion Forestay bridle angle
"Surely there are options to ease up on bridle tension pulling the stems together...such as a reverse dolphin striker for a start. "
May 14
Jeremy Walker replied to Lindsay's discussion Tiki 30 custom build or Wharram plan option ??
"Yep, some thoughts here....... changes from Wharram plans make sense if the configuration of an original Oceanic Pahi is chosen, where hulls are not duplicates and one hull has accommodation area expanded. This would mean changing to a modified…"
May 12
Jeremy Walker replied to Robert Hughes's discussion EXPERIMENTS WITH FOAM SANDWICH CONTRUCTION MATERIALS
"For practical info on sandwich panel catamaran construction, refer Derek Kelsall and his KSS system. He started with this type of composite construction almost 50 years ago and has kept at it with updates ever since."
May 4
Jeremy Walker replied to Alfred Archibald Linthorne's discussion Aluminum Catamaran
"Health issues could come in to play with welding aluminium –I have a friend who has spent a lifetime working with metal, and he did suffer from metal poisoning, but which did improve with some expensive treatment. So, Less exposure to any…"
Feb 25
Jeremy Walker replied to Alfred Archibald Linthorne's discussion Aluminum Catamaran
"  Alfred, I have to agree with your thoughts about building in ally alloy. Especially since my life has been adversely effected by kidney failure brought on by working with solvents. Cutting and welding non ferrous metal would have been a…"
Feb 23
Jeremy Walker replied to rael dobkins's discussion The inspiration I got from Wharrams lead to this.....
"Keep on at it Rael…… there is more to learn on this shunter canoe line of development, and which might eventually lead you closer to a plywood V or classic Wharram section double canoe, in the same way that it has done for me. Yep, it…"
Feb 5
Jeremy Walker replied to paul anderson's discussion Possible new build?
"This is interesting,yes! The design and character of Ontong Java certainly reflects on the experience, the ability and character of the builder. In the same way, any craft built by you will reflect whatever you have to put into it/him/her. Easiest…"
Jan 28
Jeremy Walker replied to Mike Haromy's discussion Tiki 46 Mast.....help.
"Just chucking this idea in here............it is something I thought about many years ago, meaning to give it a try if ever I needed a low budget aluminium mast with a constant section. But now that it looks as though I may never get around to using…"
Sep 2, 2016
Jeremy Walker joined wakataitea's group

Crab Claw rig

please feel free to add pictures and any kind of info's to this crab claw group.
Aug 30, 2016
Jeremy Walker replied to Graham Anley's discussion What type of rig for my Pahi 42?
"Graham, hi, Interesting that you are going the Oceanic Lateen route and with some experience with exotic rigs, thought I might chip in here -- I sailed from Durban to Knysna on an old wooden boat with bamboo battened (Chinese type) lug.....had a…"
Aug 17, 2016
Jeremy Walker replied to rael dobkins's discussion Pacific Proa Crystal Clear SAILING!!!!
"Rael, yes the learning curve for shunters can take some time. Looks as though you have the enthusiasm to keep on going though. I am not at all into the idea of sailing "rudderless" unless on the wind, and where sheet control allows…"
Aug 17, 2016
Jeremy Walker replied to James Ryan davenport's discussion FRP cross beams
"I would be concerned that fibre orientation may not have enough  reinforcement across or diagonal to the beam axis. At points where there is compression --lashing points -- the laminate could then crack along the beam.      …"
Aug 15, 2016

Profile Information

I am:
I own a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
various paddling and sailing outrigger canoes (waka ama) as well as a Hinemoa.........building a shunter Pahi too
Country, City, and State?
Aotearoa NZ
About me or us?
Been a boatbuilder since pre-teens, and have done some sailing too
Looking to?
Continue doing much of the same

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At 3:25am on February 8, 2011, Dave Vinnicombe said…

Hi Jeremy Yup I met Hans in Tahiti and kept in contact till we got to NZ. I have assisted with his court matters and the irony is that he is now in Pietermaritzburg, 60kms up the road from Westville where I used to live. I visited him regularly while he was in Auckland. He has served enough time in Auckland to be eligible for parole time wise but has he was a fugitive from SA that may hold his application up for a while. Given how full SA prisons are and that he is a foreigner, I do not expect him to be in too long. I hope I am right!!

Dragon is now moored in Whitford, Auckland. I am thoroughly enjoying sailing around here!!




At 3:29am on February 8, 2011, Dave Vinnicombe said…

Hi Jeremy BTW speaking of WBHS, Shauna Eldridge is my wife and grew up in Wesville (I grew up in the Tvl) her sister Debbie and brother Brandon all went to school in the area. Steven Arendse is also a mate of the family.




At 2:52am on February 9, 2011, Ray Spinney said…

Hi Jerry,yes you have reached Ray the one from Pta/Jhb now in Nelspruit.Where are you at the moment,still sailing


At 10:16am on September 4, 2011, Ray Spinney said…

Hi Jerry i have lost your contct details would you forward again,Ray


At 4:25am on February 23, 2013, Galway Bay said…

Jeremy I checked your page after your very sensible contribution to "Anchors...." Have you details / photos of the shunting Pahi you mentioned ? You might post some details for us in the Small Pahi group ? I know there would be great interest.

Happy Sailing !!

At 6:12am on March 10, 2013, Galway Bay said…

GREAT AVATAR. If you add this to your page it automatically appears at the top of the home page also.   If you click on add photo on your page it is easy.

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