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At 10:56pm on January 28, 2015, Bertrand FERCOT said…

Hello Dave

I,m happy to know there is one another Wharram cat in the Port Phillip bay.

Where is moored Sarayu?

We live onboard our Tiki46 Grand PHA who is moored in Geelong near the Western Beach Boat Club (we are now member to share their facilities). Sailing from France since April 2013, we are near Melbourne to meet our son and grand childreen who live in Altona Meadows.

The boat will stay in Geelong until the end of next October. We plan to visit aboard a camp-van the Tasmania during 3 weeks next month and a part of the Australia during 6 weeks around May. Next Jully, August and September we'll fly to France.

Next November we'll sail to the New Zealand.After ?

You can contact us via our Australian phone No :  0422 673 941

Bertrand Fercot

At 11:13pm on January 28, 2015, Dave English said…

Hi Bertrand.

Thanks for making contact.

We are in the swing moorings at Williamstown. We live in Williamstown and have just bought Sarayu, but have no immediate plans for her. We will spend the next year getting to know her and doing some alterations.

I would love to catch up and have a look at Grand Pha.

I believe there is also a Pahi 42 in the bay, though I haven't seen her for some time.Regards,

Dave English.

How about we sail down to Geelong one weekend?

At 5:01am on January 29, 2015, Bertrand FERCOT said…

Hi Dave

You'll be welcome.

Tomorrow Friday evening, we'll be on board Grand PHA in Geelong to sail untill Sunday afternoon bu tI don't know yet where we'll anchor the Saturday evening. Last week-end we sailed to Portarlington, but to sail back in Geelong we had 25-30kts in the nose.

Next time we'll be onboard will be after our return from Tasmania at the end of February.I'll be onboard almost all the time exept during a few days in Alltona untill the end of April because I want to check the boat with little improvements and to build a new tender.

My email is : bertrand.fercot   orange.fr

At very soon the pleasure to meet you.

Bertrand Fercot

At 9:35am on September 25, 2015, Ganz Daniel said…

Dear Dave, the windvane system designed by wharram works fine and efficent on long voyages. It needs a good adjustment so it takes its time until it works proper, but then its amazing. Its steering all courses including spinnaker. If have also an electrical autopilot this is very useful for shorter cruising and motoring.

regards daniel

At 2:15am on September 26, 2015, Ganz Daniel said…

Dear Dave, as you say, the trimtabs are permanently inside the water. To get the pin  strait up that connects the tab with the steering wood/lines, I had to use a bit of the rudders as tabs. If you bolt the tabs outside of the rudders you will end up with the pin quite far away from the end of the rudder.... cheers


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