"This is an interesting blog . . . I've been a boat builder off and on all my life (Largest Wharram - 40" Nari). Since I have been in Andy' boat yard in Bohol, Philippines, I can assure you that it seems better organized…"
"Hello from Avalon, Catalina Island!
I’m sitting here in my “50 catamaran” on the hill overlooking the harbor and I know stairs very well. From my bedroom to the road and back there are 100 steps! I wiped out my knee on…"
The two part paint which is Linear Polyurethane has "Isocyanate" in it! Methyl Isocyanate is what is still kill and causing birth defects in Bophol, India. When you spray it, it WILL go transderm and get in your body even…"
We hauled a Tiki 38' by travel lift in March. We were having a pre-purchase survey done; neither my partner nor the surveyor saw any flexing. I had been concerned about the hulls rotating in. NOTHING…"
"Ref: Ann and Nev's DON'Ts
I was sitting up on my up side down Nari 40' back in 1969 fairing in the keel and I was tired, sick and hungry and it was 11pm at night!
I was using a 20lbs angle grinder spinning at 5,000 rpm with 16 GRIT…"
"The difference between an amateur and a professional is quite simple:
Professionals make fewer mistakes and we know how to cover them up better!
For years, I wished for a Wood-Welder and then epoxy came along. I glued up a cored bulkhead for…"
"I don't think your're going to like that square top main when you have to climb up on top of that solid bimini and remove that 45 degree top batten every time you want to put the sail away or completely reef it! This sure isn't…"
Dec 15, 2011
doug nisbet is now a member of Wharram Builders and Friends