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    Default Fiberglass Wharram Catamaran

    We will pull the first hull off the mold for our Wharram 47' Ariki tomorrow at noon followed by some celebrations. Any and all are welcome. We are very excited to see the hull right side up.

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    Default Re: Fiberglass Wharram Catamaran

    would love to see some pics!

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    Default Re: Fiberglass Wharram Catamaran

    Now that's an exciting moment.
    +1 on the pics.
    Congrats.
    Paul.

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    Another vote for seeing some pics.

    I admire James Wharram's way of thinking and I'm sure catamarans wouldn't be as popular today if it wasn't for pioneers such as him. But I can't help thinking that his resistance to designing a full bridgedeck catamaran has meant there aren't more of his cats out there. People usually want more protection from the elements and comfort these days.

    ...On the other hand I don't think he is too concerned!

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    Saturday went very well. The owner and I are both very happy.
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    100_2998 by boatsmith, on Flickr
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    Default Re: Fiberglass Wharram Catamaran

    WOW!

    Wonderful pics. Very well done all round.

    Makes you realise how enormous a 47ft hull really is.

    Thank-you!

    Mike
    Nothing works on an old boat, except the skipper.

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    Default Re: Fiberglass Wharram Catamaran

    James really doesn't seem to care about what people think about his designs. He lately has been drawng boats that barely have sitting room.His thoughts about windage and minimal resistanceto boarding waves do make some sense. Still it is very hard to sell mama a boat with a sewer pipe interior. Here is an interesting chart from Wharram's site. Condomarans don't sail well for reasons.

    Fig_3_Windage_hghts by boatsmith, on Flickr

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