"Yes. The front beam in the position as shown in the plans is the right place to put the mast.
As that beam has to take the whole of the download from the mast of the sloop rig, it has to be strong or you risk beam failure, (the most prolific failure…"
"I am in complete agreement with Maxim about locking the jib halyard at the top of the mast.
I have ,in the past, lost two important overnight races when the jib halyard in one case ripped the mast cleat right out of the mast and another when…"
"Quote:- Does someone had an experience with this kind of issue.
Ring nailing, screwing and bolting all have their time and place, but when time = money the fastest effective method is the best.
I was faced with disbelief when I…"
"I have known three people socially, who set out to build a big Wharram, with great intentions, but somehow, when they had built the hulls to deck level (the easy part), they just sort of petered out and never finished the boat.
Only one of them…"
we spend the last 12 month sailing from the Philippines to Thailand. we meet a lot of wharrams on the way.... sadly, 80 % of all this boat are in pieces and resting on the hard.we saw in thailand: 1 pahi 50, 2 tiki30+, 2 tiki46, 1 tiki21and in the Philippines 1 tiki38 out of order... we spoke to some (new) owners, the boats where not old, 5-7 years old but often for many month "out off order..."what is it with this wharram community? do we like building, fixing, playing with new construction…See More
"Yes Bob we really did build a Tehini in 4 weeks. We had a rented light industrial unit which was big enough.
We had a smooth flat and level concrete floor. We dyna-bolted 2 x4 wood pieces to the floor at the frame stations . We Made up the hull…"
"For Godness sake build the biggest boat yo can afford.
The Wharram building system is so simple that a big boat is just as easy to build as a smaller one.
Go for a Tehini if you have that big family.
We, (that is 4 people), built a Tehini in 4…"