I'm still getting to know my recently acquired Pahi 42. A few mysteries remain. One of those mysteries is the drain hole in the compartment at the stern. This is the area adjacent to and aft of the…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Best-Dunkley Jan 27.
"I imported a Wharram last year. It's really not difficult. You do have to pay a 1.5% import duty. If you're a US citizen you can fill out the paperwork and pay the duty at any cargo customs office. Non-citizens have to hire a customs…"
"As others have said, it must have been made for a reason, but we don't have that hole on our Pahi 42. Main problem I have with that compartment is that it gets a bit humid as there is no air circulation. I've been thinking to put a small…"
"You should be able to close up the holes. But I imagine that they exist for a reason. Is there any way for water to get into that compartment - either by rain, wave, or seas? It's location makes be believe that water (or something else) was…"
I'm still getting to know my recently acquired Pahi 42. A few mysteries remain. One of those mysteries is the drain hole in the compartment at the stern. This is the area adjacent to and aft of the rudder well. There is an access hatch in the deck, as shown in the plans. That part is clear. What I don't understand is the drain hole at the waterline in the rudder slot. I don't see that hole in the plans, and I don't understand why we want to let water into the compartment. I open the inspection…See More
"I bought a Pahi 42 last year that came with a number of self-steering options. I haven't used any of them much at all, but the previous owner did extensive single-handed sailing with them.
The boat has a hydraulic helm with a cylinder attached…"
"I am a very new owner of a used Captain Cook, so I have very little experience of my own with the boat. The previous owner completed a solo circumnavigation on her, so I can say a little about how he set up the boat for his purposes. The mast was…"
"There is a recent podcast interview with James and Hanneke in which they mention that they are working on a design and building a prototype for a 24' trailerable boat. Thesailingpodcast.com episode #45."
Sailor, landscaper, amateur boatbuilder/restorer. My partner and I spend winters cruising in the Florida Keys and Bahamas on our Pahi 42. During the summer we do weekend sailing on our Catboat in Boston Harbor, Mass. Bay, and Cape Cod.