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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.

Friday, September 12, 2008




Photos by Tom Hembroff of Wharram Ariki "Piggy"

It was great to cross wakes with Tom Hembroff's Ariki "Piggy". I find it to be a strangely pleasurable moment when I spot another Wharram. In this case it wasn't a long approach that brought us near, with the resolution of the other boat slowly appearing but a quick transition. We were tacking up wind with one reef in and were looking for a little relief and a longer reach so we sailed under Hall Island on our way South and there she was running down a branch channel to the East of Trincomalli.

Receiving the above pictures was particularily thrilling. Finally I can see what Tsunamichaser looks like under sail. My view from the deck is that the main is pulled flat but looking at these pictures I can see that is not the case. I've already started playing with the main sheet and plan on adding a single line to the gaff to gain control of how far it swings out to leeward.

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