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Rudder lashing issues
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Hi WharramersI have recently purchased a Simpson Woodwind 9.1 catamaran. The last owner/builder used a few Wharram ideas in the build. It has a tiki 30 rig, which is going very well, it also has…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by boatsmith Jan 4, 2014.

Pro built wharrams in SE A
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Hi everyone.I am just wondering what everyones thoughts are on pro built wharrams in south east Asia morally.My gut feeling about getting something like this built with cheaper labour in an area like…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cooper Dan Apr 20, 2013.

Looking for a wharram to visit
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Hi, my name is Thomas, I live in Canberra, Australia (many miles from the sea!) and would love to visit a wharram on the south east coast of Ausi. I could travel as far north as about Sydney and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris B Sep 3, 2013.

Wharrams in New Zealand (north)
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Hello.My name is Thomas, I am a young wharram lover and have read all the writings and watched all the videos but have yet gone for a sail on one. I am wondering if theres anyone in New Zealand who…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Nance Mar 10, 2012.

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I am:
A professional builder, I want a Wharram, Other Multihull, Just Looking
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
I own a Simpson Woodwind 9.1m, rigged with a Tiki 30 rig.
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Hobart, Tasmania
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Live aboard a Simpson Woodwind 9.1m in Tasmania, Australia.
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Looking for ideas, inspiration and helpful advice (you can keep the unhelpful advice)

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At 1:49am on June 10, 2014, kim whitmyre said…


The double mainsheet works well. The strop that attaches the mainsheets to the block at the mainsail clew allows the mainsail to easily self-tend when short-tacking up a channel, or when you are content with basic trim.  Beyond that, say if you are on starboard tack, you can ease the starboard mainsheet to get the mainsail further off center,  and trim the port mainsheet to put the draft where you want it fore or aft.

The modified double-camcleat  allows you to either take both sheets in hand, or take a single sheet in hand, for trimming or easing.

All in all, I am happy with the increased ability to shape the sail to conditions, and open up the center of the aft netting beam for the solar panel system.

At 6:35pm on June 11, 2014, kim whitmyre said…

There is a couple of shots on my page of the Harken double camcleat I modified:

I simply used an aluminum u-channel with 2 bullseye fairleads  bolted(to allow swiveling) to it. the channel itself is pinned to the Harken camcleat where the expected double block would go in its traditional role.

At 7:08pm on June 11, 2014, Thomas Nance said…

Hi Kim

Thanks for that. I think I will try and emulate the double cam cleat set up. that's just how I imagined it working. Any chance of seeing some videos of the set up working? 


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