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Pahi 26 at Franklin Tasmania

Hello, I wish to make contact with the owner of a Pahi 26 currently located on the riverside at Franklin in Southern Tasmania. It has been pulled apart for maintenance but now looks like it has been…Continue

Started Feb 2, 2015

Information on Aussie Hinemoa 'Te Kapoo'
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HiI recently purchased the Wharram Hinemoa 'Te Kapoo'. I'm told that it has done some long-distance journeys in the past and am interested to know more, or even better to make contact with the…Continue

Tags: Te Kapoo, Hinemoa

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Bodlovich Sep 20, 2013.

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I am:
I own a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Hinemoa 'Te Kapoo'
Country, City, and State?
Australia, Tasmania, Hobart

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At 4:39pm on April 28, 2012, Darren Soper said…

 Hi Steve,

  I Don't  know Te Kapoo by name, but did see a Hinemoa sail past from a distance about 3 yr ago, whilst  Isis was being built. Put up a pic, the one i saw was white with a white wingsail. Crossing Bass Strait will be a challenge, but with the right wind  a breeze. Isis sails fastest on a beam reach & lightly loaded have reached 13.5 knots. I modified the build to make her 4m wide & used 100 by 100mm aluminium box section for the main 2 beams, then cut up an old tornado mast for the fwd beam & added an aft beam with the other half. The wingsail is a must, so efficient, tacks well ( unless reefed) heaves to like a dream. the only shortcoming when sailing is heading into choppy seas, when the best option is to turn & run with it.  good luck.

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