If you are a dreamer, a doer, a horizon viewer - come in! come in! Announce yourself and let it be known.
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.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Mast building continues. There are many parts to make in many different materials in all sorts of thicknesses. This is one place where you don't want to start gluing until everythind has been dry fitted. And you need to make sure this long round stick stays straight as you build. Tightlines are key. Do the wood sheave for the jib halyards actually work? Any current Wharram sailors please pitch in before I go down this road. Thanks For that matter what about flying a gennaker - any good ideas about attaching it at the head.


Anonymous David said...

I just started reading your blog and am up to the end of October. Why did you paint the plywood with Epoxy? Also what was your level of experience when you started this project?

11:55 AM  
Blogger Scott B. Williams said...


Don't worry about the wood sheaves. They work just fine on my Tiki 21 and the Hitia 17 I built before. I glassed the bearing surfaces of mine before assembly, and also coated them with an epoxy/graphite mix for smooth operation and resistance to abrasion.

4:43 PM  

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