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The effects of UV, the hammering heat and humidity on Epoxy and Wood joints.
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Back in the UK the greatest threat to a varnish finish was moisture ingression, lifting your finish and the green house effect which promoted the growth of the dreaded black spore fungus.But living…Continue

Tags: Tropics, Prevention, Maintenance, Damage, UV

Started this discussion. Last reply by patrick lennon Apr 20, 2015.

Wingsail Rigs- A nightmare in the Rain?
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As you guys can see by the latest photos the masts are almost complete. I just had a visit to the yard from a guy that knows a lot about everything. He asked what kind of tracks I'm putting on them,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norm van't Hoff Jun 15, 2015.

The Sea People Diet
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I have noticed here that one of the healthiest communities here, is also one of the nations poorest, the Sea People. On the streets of the NCR (National Capital Region)you see the poorest of the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by steve martland Oct 17, 2013.

Jokes and Anecdotes
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There a Jokes and Anecdotes Thread on most Sailing Forums but I see none here!We don’t want any visitors here to think we’re just a serious lot. After a good bout of ply and epoxy work, lofting up,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Galway Bay Oct 19, 2013.

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I am:
A professional builder
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Pahi 63 (non Wharram Projects : Sailwind 27, Ring 20, Marlin 16 Dunlop Dive 4.5, 16ft Wren, 16ft GRP Canadian, Gloucester Dory, Sailing Skylark)
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Mariveles, Bataan, Philippine Islands
About me or us?
Professional Boat builder and Lloyd's qualified Small Craft Surveyor to trade. Studied at James Watt College of Yacht & Boatbuilding and Lloyd's Maritime Academy. I'm more interested in new builds but alot of my work is repair, insurance work and near write-offs. Hence I get stuck with a lot of other peoples projects at the end of the day.
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Spend at least 6 months a year sailing around the South Pacific. Spent far too much time in my job standing on the dock and watching others do it.

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Comment Wall (8 comments)

At 10:40pm on October 29, 2010, Greg Russell said…
Thanks Mark
It has been fun getting it back together and being able to go sailing with it at the same time.
Life is Good
At 4:34pm on January 9, 2011, Clay Ghylin said…

Many Thanks for your compliment!

Let's make a deal......I'll email you next time I start up a composites project....

and you email me....next time you start up a ply/epoxy/glasss project!!...

thats my fortay!...and miss it!...hahaha!!

just came back from a US CoastGaurd/ABYC Marine Fire Protection course today....

pretty interesting!!......the more I learn about boatbuilding.....the realization.....the more I want to learn!!...hahah!!.....vicious cycle!

where are you ?......love your photos!!......



At 11:02am on January 12, 2011, Galway Bay said…

Thanks for the post and so quick - less than a day!!!

The boat is ashore here at home in east Clare.

I am almost finished a major rebuild. I intend to launch in Ballyvaughan early summer 2011.

The major modification I made was to eliminate beams 2 and 4 and put in a new full length beam instead of the short mast support one. Much better support for mast also better deck/cockpit/cabin layout.

I have posted more details on the Wharram Forum in News and Pahi 31 .

When I launch I will take photos and post them that will be easier to understand perhaps.

If you are a music fan you could check out my other interest - Sixmilebridge Folk Club at www.wmw.ie

At 9:10am on July 18, 2011, Emma Hill said…
Yes! Spirit yachts from Ipswich! Beautiful boat. Now I am working on a 147' Dubois Ketch with my Boyfriend. Sailed from Alaska to Patagonia....and across the Med. Now we are in Greece. Still dreaming of Wharrams though....saw one in Italy!
At 11:34am on October 15, 2011, Captain Haddock said…


i am a swiss guy living in malaysia who is dreaming and planing to build a pahi 63. i will fly at  21th oct. to clark and will stay in the philippines for 1 week. hope there is a chance to meet you, to have a look at your pahi and you can give me some good advice for my project.


hope to meet soon



At 5:00am on October 16, 2011, Geminidawn said…
Hi Stephan, I'm in Ireland at the moment and I'll not be in the Philippines until January. Where are you thinking on building your boat?
At 4:38am on October 17, 2011, Captain Haddock said…

hello, malaysia is not getting cheaper and its hard to find good ply here and a change would suit me as well. i am thinking to move to the philippines or to indonesia, probably bali. i have a 11 year old son who needs a dissent school (international)as well.

i just read somewhere that the timber price increased by 25% beginning this year in the philippines, is that right? i know, it is a difficult question but what would be the approx. material cost of a pahi 63 in the philippines with out labour? i want to stick to the wharram plans keep it simple and functional. buy bulk and some west system or similar quality epoxy.

enjoy irland, lived there as well for some 3 years and loved it apart from the weather.


slainte, stephan

At 1:07am on October 20, 2011, Captain Haddock said…

yes, “the whitemanhead surcharge” i am familiar with this!

$60,000; i am around 25% - 30% above this with my research but still think to find some corners where i can save a coin. reality will be as usual the opposite :(

Wharram mentions something around 4000 hours to build. is that realistic? it looks to me like a lot of boat to be build in this time.

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