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POSSIBLE TO MAKE STEPS INSTEAD OF LADDERS FOR DOGS or PEOPLE WITH NEEDS?
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This is for Wharram people with dogs OR people who have trouble using the ladders to enter the hulls.  IS it possible to design steps going down into the hulls of the Wharram boats (the larger…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by wakataitea Oct 7, 2012.

BUILD TIME ACCURACY OF WHARRAM PLANS
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Hi everyone!  My husband and I are looking into building a Narai Mrk IV and I've been trying to come up with an accurate estimate of build time based on some people's recommendations that the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Lusignan Dec 22, 2012.

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Robert Lusignan replied to Kristen Ringman's discussion BUILD TIME ACCURACY OF WHARRAM PLANS
"I was thinking about CNC, I have a friend who could set that up for me.  I had decided a while ago that making the cuts would be fast and easy for me by hand, and if you have it CNCed ahead of time there is the risk that the pieces don't…"
Dec 22, 2012
Alex replied to Kristen Ringman's discussion BUILD TIME ACCURACY OF WHARRAM PLANS
"I know wharrams thinks its good for you to cut your own ply... But would cnc cutting be an option for many as a small addition to speeding up the process?"
Dec 22, 2012
Alex replied to Kristen Ringman's discussion BUILD TIME ACCURACY OF WHARRAM PLANS
"As a starter project/learning experience, start with a tender for the bigger project? It will give you some experience of epoxy and ply building and you will also see if you like it or not. One of the advantages of building is the ability to buy as…"
Dec 22, 2012
Galway Bay replied to Kristen Ringman's discussion BUILD TIME ACCURACY OF WHARRAM PLANS
"Wonderful replies guys.  Boat building is a totally absorbing hobby. As such it brings it's own rewards. Many are the hours I have spent sighting along a board visualising it slicing through the sea as a kayak or in a wild surf down a…"
Dec 21, 2012
Thomas Nielsen replied to Kristen Ringman's discussion BUILD TIME ACCURACY OF WHARRAM PLANS
"Lee hit it right on!  A labour of love is what boat building is when it's for oneself.  The first thing I did after building my building shed was to make a place for safely setting down my cup of coffee or tea dependent on the…"
Dec 21, 2012
Lee Dilkes replied to Kristen Ringman's discussion BUILD TIME ACCURACY OF WHARRAM PLANS
"No amount of planning will allow for the  fact "It will take as long as it takes" this is not a production boat it is an expression of self. Mr Murphy will interfere some where along the way so just enjoy the build process and learn…"
Dec 21, 2012
Neil Hawkesford replied to Kristen Ringman's discussion BUILD TIME ACCURACY OF WHARRAM PLANS
"Ha nice one Robert! This afternoon whilst experimenting with the worktop heights and dimensions in the galley area I spent a good couple of minutes staring out of the portlight at the vista of my tropical anchorage, the azure water, the white sand,…"
Dec 21, 2012
Robert Hughes replied to Kristen Ringman's discussion BUILD TIME ACCURACY OF WHARRAM PLANS
"One thing to add to Thomas' comment about  "what isn't included is the thinking and head scratching in between times or the doubling back time" :- If you're anything like me you'll also have to allow for…"
Dec 21, 2012
Thomas Nielsen replied to Kristen Ringman's discussion BUILD TIME ACCURACY OF WHARRAM PLANS
"Things to think about when you are planning your build Distance from where you live to where you build Distance to suppliers of materials Do you have a building shed or do you have to build that first Previous experience with reading plans Previous…"
Dec 21, 2012
Galway Bay replied to Kristen Ringman's discussion BUILD TIME ACCURACY OF WHARRAM PLANS
"Thank you Thomas for a wonderful reply. Organisation/management are an essential part of a job which the amateur overlooks. Contractors have to price this into every job. For a general contractor a unit of 3 men is often economic ie. contractor…"
Dec 21, 2012
Thomas Nielsen replied to Kristen Ringman's discussion BUILD TIME ACCURACY OF WHARRAM PLANS
"The Tiki 26 was suppose to take 700 hours to build.  It took me approx. 1450 hours over 9 months to launch.  I built it in my backyard so no commute time to the yard.  I also worked around the clock to keep up with the curing of…"
Dec 21, 2012
Jason Belmont replied to Kristen Ringman's discussion BUILD TIME ACCURACY OF WHARRAM PLANS
"Hi kristen, I do know that the building of my pahi 42 took a navy captain bob phillips and his wife a decade to build and was around $120000 in materials, completed in 1995. If you wish to consider purchasing rather than building do let me know as…"
Dec 15, 2012
Kristen Ringman replied to Kristen Ringman's discussion BUILD TIME ACCURACY OF WHARRAM PLANS
"I love Rob's words and second his final thoughts, but I add:   I really want my child and me to be sailing. We have to see what the coming months bring us as far as funding and other things, but I also am tempted by a southern USA type…"
Dec 15, 2012
Robert Lusignan replied to Kristen Ringman's discussion BUILD TIME ACCURACY OF WHARRAM PLANS
"    We will see what happens.      I want to build a boat...but why?  So that I can tell people that I built a boat?  I think it's much more than that.  When I imagine the process my heart…"
Dec 15, 2012
Ann and Neville Clement replied to Kristen Ringman's discussion BUILD TIME ACCURACY OF WHARRAM PLANS
"Especially true is the last sentence Neil wrote: "It may take some years, but you'll be rewarded in a way that boat buyers will neveer understand." "
Dec 15, 2012
Neil Hawkesford replied to Kristen Ringman's discussion BUILD TIME ACCURACY OF WHARRAM PLANS
"Hi Kristen Well you got some great feedback already I see, confirmation if any were needed of how valuable this site is. I particularly resonate with the comments about keeping focused on the sailing and not getting 'trapped' as a builder.…"
Dec 15, 2012

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I am:
A home builder, I want a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Planning to build a Narai Mark IV
Country, City, and State?
Nottingham, NH
About me or us?
Deaf Writer (fiction and poetry, some memoir), teacher of writing and sometimes ASL, traveller who likes to do volunteer work in foreign countries (have lived the longest in India, Kenya, and Ireland), sailing enthusiast, boat building enthusiast, wife to Rob Lusignan, mother to Rónán Kirin Ringman-Lusignan, and passionate dog lover.
Looking to?
Circumnavigate with husband and son, Rónán, and possibly with a dog?
Website:
http://kristenringman.com

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