A Photo & Discussion Forum for Wharram Design Enthusiasts
Simon,I have now completely rejected the idea of a pod,after building the cockpit I came to the conclusion that the extra weight and windage could not justify the building of a pod.I am now playing with the idea of a canvas/tent material tarp to keep off the sun.Suppose four poles in the corners of the cockpit to spread a tarp across,something easy to erect and take down.Kims Bimini is another good idea,but can be hell on the old wallet.Maybe using poly pipes to form a dome like structure may have some merits.
Ah,yes Simon,the Northern hemisphere winter is a different kettle of fish.Yes I could envision a ply/canvas collapsible type structure,almost on the same lines of construction techniques as those German canvas kayaks my mate had as a kid?
An old thread but still very relevant today.
See Sea People mag issue 33 from 1997 for a nice solution from Oz.