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The seed of adventure has been sown.

The goal is to take this boat on a trip that no other Wharram boat has taken.
From Great Slave Lake in Canada's Northwest Territories up the MacKenzie River to the Beafort Sea
and westward to the Bering Sea and south to the inside passage on the Alaska and British Columbia coast.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Jury-rigged - rigged for emergency or temporary use. I think this defines my mast making methods perfectly besides there are many in the larger nautical community out there who think Wharram's boats insane. Afterall they are tied together. Who in their right mind would so much as contemplate leaving the dock on such a vessel. In this case the mast met the same principle. By allowing the whole thing the freedom to move around, it worked better. Jungle-better!

Below are some new pictures. As conduit for cabling in the mast I used press fitted irrigation tubing. At each end are male garden hose connectors. This way I can continue the wiring to the electrical panel/radio through garden hoses. Perfectly flexible/waterproof and cheap.

Mast bottom.

Mast top. Note block with epoxied on studs for mounting tri-light.

The gaff takes shape.

The first hatch. Circles drawn on top are for future 18" plexiglass dome.

Dust on a well sanded deck.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

hy Thomas we are in Woodstock il
we planto sail the in add around the Great lakes wood be cool to talk/email with you guys my Email is frawley5@sbcgloble.net
talk to ya soon

7:45 AM  

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