Wharram Pahi 42, ‘Toroa’.
Built by the current owner in a heated and temperature controlled workshop of marine plywood, sheathed with E glass and epoxy externally and epoxy coated and polyurethane varnished/painted internally.
Hulls painted in Epifanes 2-pack polyurethane (dark blue), cabin tops, decks and beams painted in Epifanes Nautiforte (off white).
Launched in 1992 and extensively cruised and sea proven, primarily on the west coast of Scotland.
All sheet leads and halyards led back to cockpit so easily cruised single handed.
Well maintained and upgraded since launching.
Laid up ashore under cover during winter months.
Hulls & decks etc +
Hulls and beams constructed to plans.
Beams lashed to hulls as normal to permit controlled flex with the hardwood bearing blocks surfaced with tufnol to minimise wear/chafe.
Lewmar portlights and main hatches throughout with removable fly screens.
Small raised doghouses to each hull (flexibly/watertight linked to deckpod) with custom made sliding hatches and washboards facing aft permit seamanlike access to each hull at sea.
This permits visual and verbal communication from hull to hull via deckpod without going on deck.
All decks and cabin tops surfaced with TBS non-slip decking.
Deckpod fitted out as navigation station plus the on-watch sea berth.
The deckpod also accommodates the main electric circuit breaker panel, domestic and engine start batteries plus charging systems and controls.
The adjustable daggerboards on the plans have been replaced with ‘vortex generators’ permanently fitted to the forward part of each keel. These minimise leeway whilst sailing and increase manoeuvrability under power. Keel is protected with a galvanised steel keelband.
Rig & Rigging +
Cutter rigged as plans with a wishbone boom and substantial Sailspar anodised aluminium mast.
All stainless steel 1 x 19 wire rigging (8mm) with rolled swage terminals at the top and mainly Staylock terminals at the bottom.
A Profurl Classic LC roller reefing system is fitted for the genoa or yankee, controlled from the cockpit.
Working sails by Nicolson Hughes in dacron with seams triple stitched for strength and durability.
Sail wardrobe includes a mainsail with three reefing positions, genoa, yankee, staysail (hanked to an inner stay) and a storm jib.
Additionally an Asymmetric spinnaker by Owen (with a Hood squeeza) is flown using a bridle from each bow.
All halyards and sheets except those for the spinnaker are led aft via Spinlock turning blocks through Spinlock/Lewmar clutches around the cockpit to Lewmar 40 self-tailing winches on the aft main beam, at the aft corners of the cockpit, port and starboard.
3-cylinder 27HP Nanni Diesel 3.110HE mounted in a deckpod under the mast, driving via Rotary Power radial piston hydraulic pump, a Sillette Sonic 1.2m steerable catamaran drive leg.
2710 engine hours.
This leg is fully retractable clear of the water whilst sailing yet permits ease of handling under power.
Water separator, fuel and oil filters are readily accessible in the engine pod.
A Standard morse control on the Whitlock Constellation wheel steering pedestal in the cockpit controls the engine (there is no mechanical clutch).
Hatches either side of the mast beam allow day to day access to the engine pod.
Stainless steel diesel fuel tank of approximately 54 litres.
A 70A Balmar Marine alternator is controlled by a Max Charge MC-612 with a BEP 100A voltage sensitive relay fitted to prioritise recharging the engine start battery before the domestic.
A Merlin Smart Gauge monitors the battery banks.
12v system. Main circuit breaker control panel in deckpod, sub-panels in each hull.
Navigation lights under sail (2 separate systems) and under power plus anchor light and deck floodlight.
Lopolight LED Tricolour/all-round white light at masthead.
Batteries – Domestic 2 x 140 Ah + 1 x 120Ah.
Engine start – PC 1200 Odyssey Micro Engine Start AGM.
Cabin lighting a mixture of LED and compact fluorescents plus a switchable red night circuit.
Charging as above plus a Wind Breeze wind charger mounted on a stainless pole aft of the starboard backstay. Sterling 12v/40A mains powered smart battery charger.
Shore power deck socket with RCD consumer unit.
Autohelm Speed, Depth, Wind and ST 7000 Autopilot displays in cockpit with Multi at chart table.
Chart table red/white LED light.
Furuno GP-31 GPS and ICOM M505 DSC VHF with deck command microphone.
ICS Nav 6 LCD Navtex receiver, ICS Fax 4 weather fax, Sony ICF-SW 7600G radio receiver, AIWA radio/cassette/CD player and VTronix AA20 active aerial with AAX5 splitter.
Silva 125 Binnacle compass on cockpit wheel pedestal as above.
Ground tackle +
45lb CQR with 30m x 8mm chain plus 50m x 20mm nylon Octoplait warp in under deck locker.
Anchor stowed on custom designed galvanised self-launching/recovery roller assembly.
Lewmar 700 manual windlass and secure galvanised bollard and chain stopper.
35lb Delta anchor with 15m x 8mm chain plus 50m x 16mm nylon warp, anchor stored as above.
Warps – bow & stern (2), Springs (2), shorelines (2) in 20mm Octoplait.
Fenders 6 large main fenders plus assorted others.
Large anodised aluminium deck cleats fore and aft and amidships on each hull with aluminium hawse holes through bow comings.
Safety Gear +
Dual action Patay bilge pump, deck mounted with suction to each hull.
Visiball radar reflector at masthead.
MOB U belt and light plus Lifesling.
Coastal flare pack. 3 x 1kg dry powder fire extinguishers.
‘Under power’ and ‘at anchor’ shapes plus anchor light.
Jackstays forward and aft plus harness U-bolt attachments around cockpit.
All seacocks by ‘Action’ in glass filled nylon.
Galley and galley store to port.
Force 10 - 3 burner propane gas hob and oven with flame failure devices and Dual Pilot gas detection system with a solenoid gas valve controller.
2 x propane gas bottles in locker on aft deck with drain overboard.
Stainless work surface adjacent to oven/hob inboard with storage above and below.
Twin sinks set in extensive Formica type work surface outboard with storage above and below.
Pumped water to sinks. Adjacent fully shelved galley store, port aft, with cool box.
Flexible Seaflex water tanks of approximately 100 gallons split between each hull.
Force 10 Cozy cabin heater – diesel/paraffin
Heads to starboard – Baby Blake seawater toilet in screened cubicle with adjacent stainless sink in potential shower area.
Port from forward – double berth (LED reading light) with hanging locker and storage under, dining area with oval dining table, galley and galley store.
Starboard from forward – double berth (LED reading light) with hanging locker and storage under, lounge area, large wet locker , heads and washing, double berth.
Deckpod – on watch sea berth.
Deck gear & steering +
Whitlock Constellation pedestal with stainless destroyer style wheel operating a bronze quadrant (via wire in conduit) on the starboard rudder stock.
Aluminium tubular tiller bar to port rudder.
Emergency tiller. ST 7000 Autopilot mounted under deck port aft drives tiller bar via watertight stub shaft through deck.
Well-designed/manufactured sprayhood supported on 25mm stainless steel tubular hoops gives a protected helm position with good all round visibility.
A custom designed ‘stackpack’ style sail cover permits quick and easy mainsail deployment/recovery within the wishbone jackstays.
Boarding ladder to aft deck.
Deep lockers with Lewmar deck hatches in port and starboard bows (watertight bulkheads to accommodation) store sails to port (and on occasions, a mountain bike) and to starboard fenders, warps and buckets.
Shallower cockpit lockers to port and starboard.
A walkway ladder strut forward provides both access to the Profurl and with the A frame/pulpit braces the laminated curved forward beam.
Deck netting where required in natural colour, polyester knotless fish-farm net.
Extra info +
Comprehensive collection of manufacturers booklets and manuals for fitted equipment found aboard together with main wiring diagrams.
Attendance with boat at UK and Scottish PCA gatherings.
Cruised most of the main Hebridean Islands including St Kilda and Orkney, Irish Sea with the Isle of Man and the Scilly Isles.
Circumnavigations of the UK and Ireland and the memorable trip to Faeroe and Iceland with Hanneke and James plus Bill McGrath, practically evaluating Viking navigation theories. Reported in Seapeople magazine.
Boat details are supplied by the owners & cannot be guaranteed by SBM. You must verify those details personally, or employ a Marine Surveyor before purchase.