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I am:
A home builder, I want a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
I want to build a Wharram Tahiti Wayfarer.

I don't have a lot of money. The Tahiti Wayfarer looks like the smallest and most affordable catamaran it's possible to sleep on and crossing open water in.

Also I really like the bare-bones design. It's fleksible, components replaceable.. and like many of the Wharram designs, has all of the necessary functionality without defining what I should and shouldn't do with the open space a catamaran can provide :)
Country, City, and State?
Copenhagen, Denmark
About me or us?
I'm a novice armchair sailor hoping to build something to sail in.

Actually this interest started with reading Kontiki.
"If the guaras regulate direction, why don't they try steering with them?!" was my thought when reading a one-line remark on some page near the middle of the journey.
So I researched.
Looks like it's possible. Heyerdahl tried it himself, later.
The crew of the Tangaroa too, although they didn't manage to get their raft to go against the wind.

So I wanted to try.
I've been building a raft.
I needed to know about sailing.
So I took a course.
I needed to know about square sails.
So I've crewed on the viking ships of Roskilde Viking Ship Museum.

And, somehow, this my interest in so-called primitive crafts and construction techniques has led me to catamarans and Wharram, because, while I'd like to cross the Atlantic on a raft, I'm not much of a person for organizing large groups or seeking funding - and also I want to own my own (c)raft, darnit ^.^
Looking to?
Build a Tahiti Wayfarer.
Find out how to sail the thing.
Practice in protected waters.

Go on weekend and week-long trips to nearby anchorages.
Visit swedish archipelagos.
Travel along the european waterways.
Cross the english channel.

Get a solar-powered engine.
Become self-sufficient with provisions.
Work remotely while sailing.
Escape the zombies.
Travel the world :)

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