"@ Lawrence: I took a peek at the photos now. In understand that a.) the hulls are widened by a couple inches above the waterline, the decks are sloped outside, probably to shake off water if you hit a wave (make sure you have a nice, tough…"
"That is correct, Andy, but not the idea of a Pahi. The important features of a Pahi´s steering are: A rudder that can be removed through the rudder well and repaired omn deck in the middle of an ocean, if need be (Maybe a tribute to Jim…"
"Wharram defines three turns of rope each direction, six in all, and it is about five turns lock to lock, but do I understand correctly that you do not have the original plan at hand? Because this includes a plan sheet describing Wharrams approach…"
"O.K., Lawrence. Here we go. An explanation first: These pics were made when I repaired my then 15 years old Pahi in St. Lucia, preparing to take her back across the North Atlantic. She had caught termites in Grenada, and I had to rebuild the whole…"
"Sounds cool, Andy, and saves lots of hassle - as long as the thing doesn´t catch to much salt and corrode, and as long as you are able to diconnect it quickly without having to fumble around with tools in exposed locations."
"Lawrence, I can´t judge the appliability of the wharram steering concept without knowing what you altered, BUT I suppose you still have a tiller fixed to each rudder and the tillers are connected by a long, long stick. If you think about doing…"
"Congrats, Lawrence. Setting the rudders can be damn hard work. I did it once solo under the caribbean sun and if I get one dollar for each time I lost a wingnut through the rudder slot, alked down, picked it up, walked back up and tried again, we…"
"Right, Ann and Nev. Text n the page states that the Pahi flipped without any previous warning indicators and that except for a lost hatch cover not significant damage occured (Lucky SOBs, because in Lake Neusiedl, dismasting is pretty frequent in…"