I have been looking at either building or buying used a Pahi 26 for living in the Caribbean. And have a few questions for any owners/builders out there.
1. Junk Rigs - I prefer a Junk Rig, I have more experience using this type of rig. I am looking to use a Fenix or Sunbird Rig purchased from Sunbird Marine, with a small flying jib up front. Anybody had experience with this configuration or a similar one???
2. Beaching - Having spent most of my sailing days on a mono, I have no experience in beaching a catamaran, any ideas or tips out there???
3. Building - What am I getting myself into when it come to a Pahi 26? Cost, Project size, etc. Anyone built one recently? As far as propulsion I am using said Junk Rig, but the engine will be all electric, with large battery bank, back up propane system/gen and solar. Any tips on wood selection to keep costs down? I have a friend that is doing the glassing so it saves me headaches from inexperience.
4. W. C. - As far as a marine toilet, I am planning on trying a composting toilet, anyone have experience with these?
Thanks for any help you guys can throw my way and I hope to see some of you soon in the Caribbean!!! Scott.