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Started this discussion. Last reply by Iain & Cherry Mae Cairns Jul 8, 2012.

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I have seen & heard comments about a mast in each hull, has any one thought about or experimented with a single junk rig mast in the middle of the boat. Large TEHENI.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Capgeraldo Mar 27, 2011.

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Iain & Cherry Mae Cairns left a comment for Dean Wilkerson
"G'day Dean, unfortunatley this did not happen with the Teheni hulls. The project stood to long and got wet rot in the hulls. I am in the process of buying a new boat also in my picture albums ORO with a center cockpit, this has no mast so the…"
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"I'm very intrigued with your single mast junk rig design..... I don't see anything in the photos about it other than the drawing   Was it built?   How does it work?        It is my…"
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I am:
A home builder, I own a Wharram, Other Multihull
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Modified Oro with a center cabin & junk rig, currently sailing on a 16" marui cat.
Country, City, and State?
New Zealand
About me or us?
I have owned three other wharrams in the past.
1st Wharram was 30" found it standing on blocks under the motor way flyover, there were homeless people living in the boat. It was a mess.
After a lot of hard work, I sold the boat b4 I it got to the water & then I moved to England.
The Wharram in England I found abandoned on the river Mercie, I bought it from the Yacht Club. Again I left the country b4 I could get it on the water.
Teheni, whick is now "match sticks" she rotted out & no chance for repair.
Now I own an Oro with center cockpit.
Looking to?
Sail my new Oro - junk rigged to & live in the Phillipines.

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At 6:12am on March 19, 2011, dave tomlinson said…
hi yes sold our oro that is at  litle s bay a while back, good cruisy boat with lots of room, have another smaller glass cat in Akl now, there is a good narai for sale but 65k. you can get boats built cheap in the philipines i hear              ? dave
At 6:19am on March 30, 2011, boatsmith said…
Hi Iain, I am David Halladay with Boatsmith in Florida USA. I think you are thinking of Andy Smith with Junction Boatworks in the Philippines.
At 3:17pm on April 9, 2011, john farnsworth said…

have you tried moving the hulls individually, then put them together in a boatyard?

also what about a flatbed lorry with a hyab, like a builders merchants lorry.

just a thought

At 10:31pm on April 15, 2011, dave tomlinson said…
did you still need details of the oro in auckland , i have been away a few weeks sailing, dave
At 11:01pm on April 15, 2011, dave tomlinson said…
looks like you bought the tehini at dairy flat, lots of potential there, dave
At 4:07am on April 16, 2011, dave tomlinson said…
name is duff 094730518 real simple steel straps wrapped around beams and down to hull sides, 4 on each beam, has workedwell for 30 years and no flexing so can add center cabin, duff has rebuilt cabin , ring him and have a look. nice trips to barrier great weather,boat went well in light winds better than windspeed and on the way out surfing at 15 knots. you got it at the right price is good , i am looking at a couple of better boats with more room at the moment, so could be selling mine before long ,its like a modern wharram concept in a way, will try and put a photo on my page. dave
At 3:17am on June 24, 2011, sam said…

hi ian

you must be brave or crazy to take that on . is that the teheni that was built in   thames on the wharf & sat there for some years . have you thought of using a lateen /crab claw rig ? good luck with it cheers sam 

At 7:39pm on June 25, 2011, Iain & Cherry Mae Cairns said…
Gud day Sam!!! well a little bit of both helps, when u r contemplating a project like this. Yes this is the Teheni that was build @ the Thames, have not thought of using any other rig. Have my heart set on the junk rig. Gud luck with ur boat as well.
At 4:07pm on September 21, 2011, Jean Marie Wisniowicki said…

Hi Iain Cairns,

thank you very much for your beginning friendship. I'm writing a comment of Big Cat Owners . I'm not finish after 2 hours of difficultys with my english...

I'll write you later.

bye bye

Jean Marie

At 12:33am on September 22, 2011, Iain & Cherry Mae Cairns said…
do not worry about writing in english we all have translators online, so u can write in ur native tounge

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