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Ian R replied to luis's discussion Particularities of Ontong Java's catamaran (?) of Hans Klaar
"Thanks for the Vimeo link, much enjoyed it. If I were a bit younger I'd build one like that. My boat is currently "locked-down" in the boatyard due to coronavirus. (UK). After a lousy wet winter,  when working outside was…"
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luis replied to luis's discussion Particularities of Ontong Java's catamaran (?) of Hans Klaar
"Thank you Michael.  I understand he followed some ancient pirogues. I knew this article, but didn't find therein a specific explanation about the sailing performance, Tks Rds"
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Michael Cook replied to luis's discussion Particularities of Ontong Java's catamaran (?) of Hans Klaar
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Particularities of Ontong Java's catamaran (?) of Hans Klaar

Hello. Ontong Java certainly is no a Wharram, but, James Wharram expressly welcome him and is friendly with the design, etc.My question is if anyone knows why the hulls have different length? And moreover, if such circumstance benefits in any manner the sailing ability.I also see that the mast and the foresail are placed not in the middle but more close the the longer hull.Thanks.See More
Mar 10, 2020

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A home builder, I own a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
i built a tiki 26 and a melanesia, own a Daroqui's Mentidero '30, and a Tiki 38, "Kaimiloa"
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Uruguay, Piriapolis

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At 10:49am on September 10, 2010, Ganz Daniel said…
Ola luis! Nice to see kaimiloa with her new spraycap! I went sailing 2002 with this boat in france...after that we decided to build marabu.
Cheers from switzerland
At 7:52am on October 25, 2010, Boris Potschka said…
Hi Luis,
the Ama of my Melanesia is made of 5 layers of Abachi wood, which is fairly light.
Greetings to Uruguay
At 1:14pm on October 27, 2010, Boris Potschka said…
Hi Luis
the Ama is build exactly according to the plans of James - 5 layers of wood, inside hollow. Maybe it looks different with the black colour. I´m happy with its weight, and this is I think, a question of the lightweight of the Abachi wood I used. Abachi is usually used for sauna equipments.
Greetings Boris
At 9:53pm on November 10, 2010, John& Kat Wilkie said…
Dear Luis, we have sent you an email but just in case you do not get it, we are John and Kat from Australia, members of the PCA and we are building a 42' Pahi due to launch in about a year. We will be in Montevideo on Friday 28th January just for the day. If you are going to be in the area and would be happy to meet with us to discuss Wharram building and owning, we would enjoy it very much. Please let us know as soon as possible.
John and Kat
At 5:54am on February 10, 2014, Jean-Michel Bader said…

Hello Luis. I am resuming giving news: I spent from 22 déc 2013 to 9th january 2014 crossing from Tenerife Canary archipelago to Pointe à Pitre Guadeloupe, some 2800 miles in 19 days on the monohull (boy did we roll!!) of a friend. Now I am preparing my Tigaki Tiki 36 for her crossing next december. Plenty of work in front of me for the next months and a lot of bad weather here in Brest. Do you sail much on yours? Happy new year Jean-Michel

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