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to many wharrams rest in a boatyard


to many wharrams rest in a boatyard

we spend the last 12 month sailing from the Philippines to Thailand. we meet a lot of wharrams on the way.... sadly, 80 % of all this boat are in pieces and resting on the hard.

we saw in thailand: 1 pahi 50, 2 tiki30+, 2 tiki46, 1 tiki21and in the Philippines 1 tiki38 out of order...

 we spoke to some (new) owners, the boats where not old, 5-7 years old but often for many month "out off order..."

what is it with this wharram community? do we like building, fixing, playing with new construction ideas  then sailing...? i find this quite depressing.

i hope you are not getting lost in details and will sail on the ocean soon..

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Looking for Pahi 42 or Tiki 38 to love

I am an owner of a restored Tiki 26 and now looking for a bigger project that my Girlfriend and I can restore and love and live aboard and travel. Anyone know of anything? Living in Alderney-Channel…Continue

Tags: 42, Pahi, 38, Tiki

Started by Barefoot Boat Bums Sep 27, 2016.

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Comment by WaveDancer & Bella on October 3, 2015 at 11:15pm

Sometimes there are reasons to change life plan (family, business, health, finances etc.) To sell a boat is always a huge loss, so they "rest" sometimes for loger times. My Tiki 33 was for 2 years, each year 9 months, on the hard until it was clear I would not sail her to the Philippines, where I stay now for longer. But I just bought the Amatasi plans and will def. build again a boat and use it for island raids, fishing and cruising the Visayas. 

Comment by Alfred Archibald Linthorne on August 15, 2016 at 2:41pm

I wonder if it is because wood rots most people wear I live will not even look at a wooden boat much less a boat that needs to be dismanteled and have wood replaced and  be re fiberglassed  I  think many people are afraid of taking on such such a task .I also think it is the same reason people are not entering the trades my son has 2 univercity degrees he could not find a decent job for many years after university many of his friends working in Coffee shops  finally he found a trade in water science he has never looked back . Personaly  I am a fan of aluminum it is a great material easey to cut shape weld form or whatever you need, it is nearly maintenance free fast and easey to repair . check out the video (Fastwater marine video MPH) a 40 ft hull welded up in 3days including the  deck. The only think I do not like about aluminum it does not stand up to missile attack  Falklands warships. Aluminum  is cheaper to buy than marine grade plywood where I live 

Comment by Alfred Archibald Linthorne on August 15, 2016 at 2:45pm

Opps my mistake that is  (Fastwater video MPH) You Tube 

Comment by WaveDancer & Bella on August 16, 2016 at 1:48am

A plywood boat needs continuous attention and maintenance. I made the experience, if you do this on a regular base, the boat stays almost as new and costs are low. Wharrams want to live and sail. :-)

Comment by Levi Verwoest on May 30, 2017 at 4:46am
Anyone have a lead on a Wharram in need of loving? Preferably Tiki/Pahi 31 or maybe Tangaroa? Cheap ? Either US west coast or Australia eastcoast.
Unfortunately I am looking to upgrade as my lady finds my Hinemoa a wee small

Comment by Wharram-Fenua on June 28, 2017 at 7:46am

New on facebook! “Wharram catamaran“ 

Comment by Alfred Archibald Linthorne on June 29, 2017 at 9:40am

 Stop Wharrams from rotting so quickly build them out of Aluminum.    Aluminum rots so  much slower


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