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Light boat - what does that include with a Wharram? Designers vary somewhat......

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Mar 10, 2013.

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I know that this is tabu according to the "philosophy" but not everyone that wants a Wharram lives in a tropical paradise.... The videos of the Lapith voyage also left me thinking how much nicer it…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Zechany Dec 4, 2012.

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I know that this is tabu according to the "philosophy" but not everyone that wants a Wharram lives in a tropical paradise.... The videos of the Lapith voyage also left me thinking how much nicer it…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ann and Neville Clement Nov 25, 2012.

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Mar 3, 2016
Alex replied to Budget Boater's discussion How do you design a Crab Claw rig for your boat? in the group Crab Claw rig
"http://tamamoana.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2007-09-03T10:23:00-07:00&max-results=7&m=0 Some interesting reading further down on experimenting with the cc rig."
Dec 16, 2014
Alex replied to Budget Boater's discussion How do you design a Crab Claw rig for your boat? in the group Crab Claw rig
"http://manuleleblog.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/tiny-islands-through-western-micronesia/ Rather than reef, he takes the main down and replaces it with the mizzen - and replaces that with a smaller sail. With mizzen only , it weathercocks the boat."
Dec 14, 2014
Alex replied to Budget Boater's discussion How do you design a Crab Claw rig for your boat? in the group Crab Claw rig
"Hi BB - what changed your mind to a crabclaw? Simplicity? Very interesting that cc rigs can be smaller, especially as Wharrams are considered under rigged anyway. Always thought Aluna looked under canvassed. Seems to go fine tho'. Pity Glenn…"
Dec 14, 2014
Alex replied to Budget Boater's discussion How do you design a Crab Claw rig for your boat? in the group Crab Claw rig
"Try to get hold of Othmar Karschulin - his site is multihull.de He has done extensive testing and wind tunnel analyasis and published it - in German unfortunately. Also has extensive experience first hand. Try pros sites, as that's where the…"
Dec 8, 2014
Alex replied to Budget Boater's discussion How do you design a Crab Claw rig for your boat? in the group Crab Claw rig
Dec 8, 2014
Alex replied to Budget Boater's discussion How do you design a Crab Claw rig for your boat? in the group Crab Claw rig
"Wharram doesn't include that in plans? Not that hard to work out though...... Even easier on a triangle for the crabclaw. Work it out on the narai - there are many internet resources for this. Wingsail jwd or the original sail plan? Start with…"
Dec 8, 2014
Alex replied to Budget Boater's discussion How do you design a Crab Claw rig for your boat? in the group Crab Claw rig
"Being low tech, I guess no ones thought to...... Flat cut triangle. Size to boat. Position to c of e. Some bend required in the spars. Strong enough not to break. Tacking crabclaw like Hans Klaars or traditional - like on proa's and Wharrams?"
Dec 6, 2014
Alex replied to Tam Dl's discussion What about a CLC Kit?
"It seems that JWD have beaten you to this thought - the new Mana24 will be available as a kit/CNC. From the Wharram site. CKD in south Africa have a partial CNC solution for the tiki38 too. I guess it depends what your time is worth as to whether…"
Sep 8, 2014
Alex replied to Tristan's discussion Tama Moana Build
"http://tamamoana.blogspot.ie/ Some additional info."
Aug 13, 2014
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Aug 8, 2014
Alex replied to clif high's discussion anyone have crab claw on a tiki 38?
"Wakataitea has posted full diagrams etc of his rig in the crabclaw group on this site. You'd then have to scale it down for the t38 and keep the centre of effort relative to the original Wharram design?"
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Alex replied to Peter Scandling's discussion Ontong Java video
"https://vimeo.com/76410893 Video/ time lapse of Ontong Java (1) being built."
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At 5:52pm on April 7, 2012, Clay Ghylin said…

Hi Alex,

I was the Foreman Boatbuilder,  for the  'Polynesian Voyaging Society'..., before being asked to teach-full time.. Boatbuilding, and taking on this new life as an Instructor!!

absolutely love teaching!....btw......its simply a blast!

'PVS' is a Fantastic organization!    you may want to start there....

Hokule'a....a double hull / sailing canoe....has just been re-worked, and launched out of dry-dock........a fantastic project in itself

the people and spirit involved.......just beautiful !!

Hokule'a will begin a 'Around the World' sail.....in one year......spreading Peace, Compassion, Understanding, Tolerance, Education, Culture.....along her journey!  making new friends Worldwide.....I just reviewed her tentative route......wow!!

here is PVS website  http://pvs.kcc.hawaii.edu/

I was also involved, briefly,  with traditional Maori boatbuilding from New Zealand...

Maori have canoe culture organizations that mirror PVS....  I refer to this website often:

http://www.arts.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/home/about/departments-and-schools/department-of-anthropology/journalsandassociations/thepolynesiansociety

and this ebook might shed some info for you:

The Maori: Yesterday and To-day      http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-CowYest-t1-body-d1-d3.html

I hope that answers some questions!!....

take care

Clay

At 7:22pm on February 7, 2013, Burnie Miller said…

Hi Alex, I'm glad you like the chicken picture, thats Red she's our best laying chicken they are hilariously funny and each has a unique personality. I definitely would love to go sail a Wharram might even be fun to bring the chickens, fresh eggs can't be a bad thing when journeying around the world or carribean. 

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