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Stern drain hole
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I'm still getting to know my recently acquired Pahi 42. A few mysteries remain. One of those mysteries is the drain hole in the compartment at the stern. This is the area adjacent to and aft of the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Best-Dunkley Jan 27, 2017.

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Robert replied to Ken Blandford's discussion Pahi42 cockpit mounting
"I suppose it would be possible to fabricate the cockpit box without the rails. Then push it up from below until the top is a little higher than the beams. Then attach the rails."
Oct 29
Robert replied to Ken Blandford's discussion Pahi42 cockpit mounting
"Regarding the rails as given in the plans, I’m not sure it’s worth following the curve of the beams. It’s difficult to match that curve exactly on the cockpit box. It would be easier to use straight rails and just add shims on the…"
Oct 28
Robert replied to Derek Snyder's discussion Launch Options?
"It’s usually possible to arrange for a crane. Our Pahi 42 fits in the local boatyard’s lift with a few inches to spare. Bigger cats are routinely lifted in and out with a crane. Our Pahi came with a set of straps that the previous owner…"
Sep 11
Robert replied to Jeff plentovich's discussion Mast construction
"I would avoid adding any extra weight aloft unless it is called for in the design. Hopefully the mast is strong enough when built as the designer intended. An epoxy primer and three coats of a two-part LPU paint should provide adequate abrasion…"
Jul 26
Robert replied to Ian R's discussion The old PCA magazine etc
"I have also enjoyed reading through the old Sailorman/SeaPeople issues and found a lot of useful and interesting stuff.  That spirit isn’t dead. It’s just moved on to newer technologies. The Wharram group on Facebook is very active,…"
Jul 7
Robert replied to Sundancer's discussion Difference between white paint and any other color on Tiki
"I don’t think durability is a concern, but heat should be unless you sail only in cold climates.  Our light grey nonskid decks are very hot in the early spring sun of south Florida. By summer any non-white surface is too hot for bare…"
Feb 15
Robert replied to Lovako's discussion Ply Construction
"I am also rebuilding the boxes on my Pahi 42. Would suggest avoiding chopped strand because of poor strength to weight ratio. Skins of woven cloth on both sides is a good idea—especially for water and abrasion resistance. In fiberglass…"
Oct 28, 2021
Robert replied to Guy Ellery's discussion Tiki 38 Outboard tilt
"I have a Pahi 42, but I think the usage is similar. I do not tilt the engines. I want them to be ready to go quickly if needed: lower the sleds, prime the fuel, start. "
Sep 27, 2021

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I am:
A home builder, I own a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Pahi 42, Herreshoff Eagle
Country, City, and State?
Boston, Massachusetts
About me or us?
Sailor, landscaper, amateur boatbuilder/restorer. My partner and I spend winters cruising in the Florida Keys and Bahamas on our Pahi 42. During the summer we do weekend sailing on our Catboat in Boston Harbor, Mass. Bay, and Cape Cod.
Looking to?
Preparing for full-time cruising.
Website:
http://www.hillcrestgardens.net

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