A Photo & Discussion Forum for Wharram Design Enthusiasts
Hi David - I see on your video you are fitting a board to the ARIKI ?
A daggerboard in each hull. 30" fore and aft with a 5'4" projection.
A daggerboard in each hull and a big roach full batten main and an extendable carbon sprit for the screacher and aysemetrical.
Here is the profile of our Ariki with the board. The sail rig is close but has more roach and 6 battens. We are having the sails made by Dave Calvert/Doyle.
David - If I can use first names ? this attach. will not open for me ? Perhaps it matters little from the Info. given I think I can see the picture.
I am a little surprised at a board on this boat. Not on Wharrams in general. My own limited experience is that I need one on my Pahi but other small Tikis seem fine without.
Tiki has a deeper "V" and more rocker than Pahi [more draught] which is probably why. Price paid is less space inside ?
However James launched this boat as suitable for Round-Britain and Trans-Atlantic racing. Specifically for the OSTAR which is 2000 miles of windward work / racing. It already seems to be among the narrower hulled deeper "V 'ed "boats. Hence my curiosity. Why would such a boat need a board added ?
James did in fact try very hard for racing success. The Pahi designs are derived from an attempt to design a 35 ft boat to win the Round Britain. James himself served on the committee of MOCRA.
Laurence - thanks for photo. Can you find out more ? From the photo it looks like the board does not protrude at all below the existing keel line so I suspect it may not be of great value however experience trumps over theory every time....can you report more ?