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Tangaroa MK IV is it prone to Hobbyhorsing? And the best compomise for sail option?
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I am still looking at what will be my built. Someone suggested me to look at the Tangaroa imstead of stretching the Pahi 31 by 10%, seams like a good idea!!! It does have the interior room I need but…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brett Parker Apr 21.

Increasing Pahi 31 by 10%
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I am looking at maybe building a Pahi 31, I would like to know if somone increase the dimension by 10%?Basically I want to increase all the dimension of the boat by 10% to make just a little bigger…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Omar M. Rashash Apr 14.

Time estimated to build a Wharram catamaran are they accurate?
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I would like to know if the time estimated on James Wharram website are accurate. If not what are the experience from people that did built a Wharram catamaran. Example I am looking at building a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by agur paesüld May 9.

Pahi 31 vs tiki 30 interior room
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Trying to find some input for the difference between Pahi 31 and Tiki 30.I like the look better of the Pahi 31 but my main concern is which one as the most interior room in the hulls?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by bruno legenne Apr 5.

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agur paesüld replied to Valery Gaulin's discussion Time estimated to build a Wharram catamaran are they accurate?
"About adequateness of Wharram building plans - as a rookie, I can tell, they work very well. Simple stuff. Those guys who helped me out didn't had any experience in boat building, but everything worked out just fine (and double fast as said)…"
May 9
Omar M. Rashash replied to Valery Gaulin's discussion Time estimated to build a Wharram catamaran are they accurate?
"Whether adding additional people to your build crew will actually decrease total labor hours depends on two things. First, you are assuming your helper(s) know as much, or more, about building a boat than you do. If not, you will be spending time…"
May 9
agur paesüld replied to Valery Gaulin's discussion Time estimated to build a Wharram catamaran are they accurate?
"Im totally with Budget Boater here. Building together with a friend will reduce building time significantly. In few occasions I have had friends helping me out and I can tell you that: work almost flew in our hands :) Tiki 21 ought to be around 400…"
May 9
Budget Boater replied to Valery Gaulin's discussion Time estimated to build a Wharram catamaran are they accurate?
"I am very much an optimist, and I never said that Wharram Catamarans were inadequate. The plans are inadequate, not the boats as designed. I am not just picking on Wharram plans, but many boat plans are inadequate for amateur builders. Boatsmith…"
May 1
Valery Gaulin replied to Robert Hughes's discussion EXPERIMENTS WITH FOAM SANDWICH CONTRUCTION MATERIALS
"High tech material on a Wharram!!! Why not..."
Apr 30
Valery Gaulin replied to Valery Gaulin's discussion Time estimated to build a Wharram catamaran are they accurate?
"Wow Budget boater you are not very optimist!!! Why do you still build Wharram Catamaran if you think they are so innadequate???? Butthink you are right not many finish their project... This is exactly what I scared about if I start. But the one that…"
Apr 30
Budget Boater replied to Valery Gaulin's discussion Time estimated to build a Wharram catamaran are they accurate?
"1. The plans are inadequate 2. The support network is very small 3. Disposable/consumable materials are not usually calculated in the cost to build. For larger boats, this can easily climb into the 5 digit category 4. If you do not have extra hands,…"
Apr 26
boatsmith replied to Valery Gaulin's discussion Time estimated to build a Wharram catamaran are they accurate?
"Why do you suppose so many boats take 7-10 years to complete and so many end up as dead dreams offered for a fraction of material cost? "
Apr 26
boatsmith replied to Valery Gaulin's discussion Time estimated to build a Wharram catamaran are they accurate?
"if you are very skilled and organized and don't include any electric, plumbing,hatches, or ANY systems or extras at all and are satisfied with a hack level of finish you might be able to make the JWD time estimates. Add on from there. If you…"
Apr 26
Brett Parker replied to Valery Gaulin's discussion Tangaroa MK IV is it prone to Hobbyhorsing? And the best compomise for sail option?
"Just to change the subject a little , I was wondering what experience is out there regarding bow bulbs, vortex generators or any other hull appendanges. On a recent trip to Australia I saw a Pahi 63 called "Pelican" I think it was …"
Apr 21
Budget Boater replied to Valery Gaulin's discussion Tangaroa MK IV is it prone to Hobbyhorsing? And the best compomise for sail option?
"It was just a ketch. Same as I am putting on the Narai"
Apr 16
Andy Best-Dunkley replied to Valery Gaulin's discussion Tangaroa MK IV is it prone to Hobbyhorsing? And the best compomise for sail option?
"We have a Pahi 42, and even she will hobbyhorse in the right conditions, such as beating or motoring into a short, steep chop. The other side of the coin is that Wharram designs are intrinsically extremely sea-worthy, being double-ended, so the same…"
Apr 16
Valery Gaulin replied to Valery Gaulin's discussion Tangaroa MK IV is it prone to Hobbyhorsing? And the best compomise for sail option?
"Really Marconi split rig! Do you have pictures? I am thinking about the Tangaroa MK IV with a single mast windsail for simplicity because I need to be able to single hand my catamaran when the family does not want to come. But at the same times some…"
Apr 15
Budget Boater replied to Valery Gaulin's discussion Tangaroa MK IV is it prone to Hobbyhorsing? And the best compomise for sail option?
"All small Wharrams will hobbyhorse, including this one. I had a modified Tangaroa MKIV ketch. I also had a Tiki 30 wingsail sloop. We are finishing a Tiki 38 (for someone else), and are now building a modified Narai MKIV ketch for ourselves. From…"
Apr 15
Valery Gaulin posted a discussion

Tangaroa MK IV is it prone to Hobbyhorsing? And the best compomise for sail option?

I am still looking at what will be my built. Someone suggested me to look at the Tangaroa imstead of stretching the Pahi 31 by 10%, seams like a good idea!!! It does have the interior room I need but not the look.I would like to know if the Tangaroa is prone to Hobbyhorsing being a v shape hull Symetrical for and aft with a good rkcker to it. It seams that this is the best set upt for Hobbyhorsing.What are people experiemce regarding this?Also the pros and cons of the ketch rig, Sloop and the…See More
Apr 15
Omar M. Rashash replied to Valery Gaulin's discussion Increasing Pahi 31 by 10%
"Pahi 31 increased by 10%? As an exercise, I find the idea very compelling, but from a practical point of view there are some pitfalls. If we were just stretching her three feet in length, adding an additional bulkhead amidships would probably be all…"
Apr 14

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I am:
A home builder
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
I built a Trimaran 29 in aluminum and currently sail a 1973 Grampian 26
Country, City, and State?
Canada, Quebec
About me or us?
Love building and sailing
Looking to?
built a Pahi 31 or a Tiki 31

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