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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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Simpson Sailing Catamaran

Some sailing around Tasmania on my Simpson Woodwind 9.1 catamaran. Wharram tiki rig installed by builder.
Jun 15, 2015
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Nov 23, 2014
Thomas Nance replied to Richard Gordon David's discussion Tiki rig mainsheet arrangement query
"Hi Ron I am looking to smarten up my mainsheet/traveler on my catamaran, not a Wharram but sports the tiki rig. I don't fully understand how you have set up your traveler and mainsheet. If possible could I get a look at a picture of the set…"
Nov 23, 2014
Thomas Nance commented on Nigel Signal's photo
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Rear bimini mount, adjustable height

"Thanks Nigel How have you found the rope supports (forward and aft) to work in supporting the frames. I imagine in order to tighten the top enough there must be some inwards pull on the frame. Does the rope supports take the load?"
Aug 28, 2014
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Aug 6, 2014
Thomas Nance commented on Nigel Signal's photo
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Back to work in Singapore

"Thanks Nigel The adjustable height was something I had not thought of. in my case ( and probably yours too ) this could be used to give the main sail room when sailing but still allow standing headroom at times. What material have you used to…"
Aug 6, 2014
Thomas Nance commented on Nigel Signal's photo
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Back to work in Singapore

"Do you have a soft/hard top over your cockpit in this picture. It is something I am looking at installing on my own boat and am looking for ideas. Cheers, Thomas"
Jul 30, 2014
Thomas Nance commented on kim whitmyre's video
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DoubleMainSheet

"Thanks Kim! That strop to allow the sail to self tend is a good idea."
Jun 11, 2014
Thomas Nance left a comment for Thomas Nance
"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?  Thomas"
Jun 11, 2014
kim whitmyre left a comment for Thomas Nance
"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…"
Jun 11, 2014
kim whitmyre left a comment for Thomas Nance
"Thomas, 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,…"
Jun 10, 2014
Thomas Nance left a comment for kim whitmyre
"Hi Kim I am looking at setting up a similar double mainsheet system on my catamaran that is rigged with a Tiki 30 mainsail. The video that you had posted on youtube seems to no longer be available. Is it possible to see this in action again in a…"
Jun 9, 2014
Thomas Nance left a comment for Galway Bay
"Hi Galway Bay. Your Pahi is looking really nice. I have a question about your tiller set up, with the central tiller extension forward and having it mounted on the cross beam and tiller beam. Can you tell me how you have found it to work. I have…"
Jun 5, 2014
boatsmith replied to Thomas Nance's discussion Rudder lashing issues
"Looks like a few layers of glass tape to hold the rudder cassette together would do the trick."
Jan 4, 2014
Thomas Nance replied to Thomas Nance's discussion Rudder lashing issues
"Yes Bao Ya, I often think about building or buying a Wharram, and if I can convince my wife that the stress to fun ratio is usually more biased to the fun side then after this boat a Wharram might be on the cards. I do like those Farrier rudders,…"
Jan 3, 2014

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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
About me or us?
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…

Thomas,

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? 

Thomas

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