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Mary Wilson replied to Allen Bosely's discussion Narai Mk IV Schooner Wingsail
"Allen, I'll check, but it won't be until Thursday -- I'm going away for a couple of days. Sorry! m"
Oct 6, 2015
Mary Wilson replied to Allen Bosely's discussion Narai Mk IV Schooner Wingsail
"Hi Allen, For the schooner rig, the total of all three sails is 688 square feet. So Sayeth the design modification package. Main: 245 Foresail: 258 Stay sail: 185 What a lot of sewing I will have to do... Mary"
Oct 5, 2015
Mary Wilson replied to Allen Bosely's discussion Narai Mk IV Schooner Wingsail
"Hi Allen, We're looking at our modifications package versus the original plans now. The mast positions are significantly different between the two different rigs. With the wingsail schooner, the whole rig is shifted forward from the…"
Oct 5, 2015
Mary Wilson replied to Allen Bosely's discussion Narai Mk IV Schooner Wingsail
"Oh my goodness! Thank you, Allen. I hope we'll all be delighted with our finished boats!"
Oct 5, 2015
Mary Wilson replied to Allen Bosely's discussion Narai Mk IV Schooner Wingsail
"Eep. Mary here, the other half of the Tiger team. You're right, we have fallen silent. How embarrassing. We're still building -- well, painting, actually -- but have been delayed but some much-needed house repairs. House repairs! I ask…"
Oct 5, 2015
Mary Wilson left a comment for Mary Wilson
"Hi Dave! Wow, a Tangaroa in Fanny Bay -- that's amazing! We were just by there a little while ago coming back from the Vancouver Island music fest. We (my partner Robbie and I) would love to meet you and your boat at some point. We're…"
Jul 23, 2015
Dave Mundy left a comment for Mary Wilson
"Hi Mary! Its nice to know there is another Wharram builder near me. I am in Fanny Bay and I hope things are moving along.  Just thought I would say Hi and introduce myself.  Hi! I am Dave from Fanny Bay and I have A MkIV Tangaroa. Cheers!"
Jul 23, 2015
Mary Wilson replied to Mike Haromy's discussion tiki 46 launch
"Congratulations! What a beautiful boat."
Oct 18, 2014
Mary Wilson replied to wakataitea's discussion what is it about Wharram???
"I gotta say, boys, it's not about the boobs. And the boob thing? Maybe not the body part I see when I look at the logo. "
Sep 28, 2013
Mary Wilson left a comment for Mary Wilson
"I do wish you and your Mom all the best, David. It can be a really hard road. We're plugging along on the build -- this week busy with our folkboat, which we got hauled out for spring bottom and topside painting. "
Mar 12, 2013
David Johnston left a comment for Mary Wilson
"I'm in the Atlanta area ... Mom just fell and is doing poorly ... she is still in the hospital ... she'll be 86 in October ... I can't start mine till she is gone ... her care takes much time but it will be my full time project then…"
Mar 12, 2013
Mary Wilson replied to Kristen Ringman's discussion BUILD TIME ACCURACY OF WHARRAM PLANS
"Hi Kristen, We're at about 2300 hours or so. That does include building the boatshop, though. I think you've seen our blog, so you can tell where we're at -- one hull complete, beams built, second hull getting glassed this coming week…"
Sep 29, 2012
Mary Wilson replied to Bertrand FERCOT's discussion End of TIKI46 GRAND PHA building
"She is so absolutely beautiful! "
Sep 29, 2012
Mary Wilson replied to Bertrand FERCOT's discussion End of TIKI46 GRAND PHA building
"Congratulations! What an absolutely wonderful boat, and what a huge project brought to a successful completion -- or should I say, to a successful beginning?  All the best to you both from us and our project!"
Sep 24, 2012
Mary Wilson replied to Robert Lusignan's discussion Has anyone out there completed building a Narai mk IV?
"Very exciting for me to return to the site after a bit of an absence and find someone else planning a Narai Mk IV -- and also talking about our project. We are currently scurrying to get hull 2 glassed before our weather gets chilly -- once…"
Sep 23, 2012
Mary Wilson left a comment for Mary Wilson
"Thanks for your best wishes, David, and good luck to you with your Narai Mk IV! You likely know from our blog that we have Mom responsibilities too -- Robbie's is 90 and mine 88 and they both live with us.  We're building as per the…"
Jul 31, 2012

Profile Information

I am:
A home builder
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Narai Mk Iv
Country, City, and State?
Gabriola Island, BC
About me or us?
I live on Gabriola, one of the many islands in the Strait of Georgia, between Vancouver and Vancouver Island, on Canada's west coast. I love it and simultaneously can't wait to sail away from it on our catamaran.
Looking to?
Finish building our boat, and share the adventure with others doing the same thing.
Website:
http://buildingtiger.blogspot.com/

Mary Wilson's Blog

Building a Narai MK IV

My partner and I are building a Narai MK IV. We have a blog describing the process, and would welcome visits from Wharram builders and friends. (In person would be lovely of course! But to the blog is fine too.)

 

Here's the link to the blog:

 

Building a Narai MK IV

 

I look forward to your comments -- and I hope you are prepared for my [likely many!] questions.

 

Warm…

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Posted on April 10, 2011 at 3:23pm

Building a Narai MK IV

My partner and I are building a Narai MK IV. We have a blog describing the process, and would welcome visits from Wharram builders and friends. (In person would be lovely of course! But to the blog is fine too.)

 

Here's the link to the blog:

 

Building a Narai MK IV

 

I look forward to your comments -- and I hope you are prepared for my [likely many!] questions.

 

Warm…

Continue

Posted on April 10, 2011 at 3:23pm

Comment Wall (6 comments)

At 10:59pm on July 31, 2012, David Johnston said…

I'm taking care of my 84 yr. old Mom, awaiting the start of my Narai MK IV . Doing research in the time before!!!! Thought it was interesting you are building a greater beam, I was thinking 24',.... I'm following your blog, wish you were closer, best to you two... David

At 11:09pm on July 31, 2012, Mary Wilson said…

Thanks for your best wishes, David, and good luck to you with your Narai Mk IV! You likely know from our blog that we have Mom responsibilities too -- Robbie's is 90 and mine 88 and they both live with us. 

We're building as per the design -- our max is 21'. We're building to plans, but using the Design Improvement Packages. That does give us a slightly wider beam. "No naval architecture" is one of our mottoes!

Where are you? As you know, we're in the gulf islands.

All the best,

Mary

At 10:46pm on March 12, 2013, David Johnston said…

I'm in the Atlanta area ... Mom just fell and is doing poorly ... she is still in the hospital ... she'll be 86 in October ... I can't start mine till she is gone ... her care takes much time but it will be my full time project then ... thank you so much for your blog ... I'm living through you right now ... stay in touch ... David

At 10:56pm on March 12, 2013, Mary Wilson said…

I do wish you and your Mom all the best, David. It can be a really hard road. We're plugging along on the build -- this week busy with our folkboat, which we got hauled out for spring bottom and topside painting. 

At 4:48pm on July 23, 2015, Dave Mundy said…

Hi Mary! Its nice to know there is another Wharram builder near me. I am in Fanny Bay and I hope things are moving along. 

Just thought I would say Hi and introduce myself. 

Hi! I am Dave from Fanny Bay and I have A MkIV Tangaroa.

Cheers!

At 5:23pm on July 23, 2015, Mary Wilson said…

Hi Dave! Wow, a Tangaroa in Fanny Bay -- that's amazing! We were just by there a little while ago coming back from the Vancouver Island music fest. We (my partner Robbie and I) would love to meet you and your boat at some point.

We're trucking along though at the moment slowed to a crawl by a home renovation project. All things that have to be done, but sometimes a bit frustrating too.

Did you build your boat?

Another local Wharram you might be aware of is Piggy, whose home port is Ladysmith. She's an Ariki and is currently on her second major trip --- circumnavigated many years ago and now is back in New Zealand. Our day will come!

Do you sail mainly on the strait?

Mary

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