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What is the cheapest and optimal size and type of Wharram for travel and life on board, solo or duo ?
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Hello,I write from france ( sorry for my english vocabulary! )I plan to probably buy a boat soon, both economic , simple and "modest" , in purpose to live without "taste of luxury" ;I would like to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Big tane Dec 28, 2016.

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Big tane replied to apache's discussion What is the cheapest and optimal size and type of Wharram for travel and life on board, solo or duo ?
"G'day Apace. I am Gerry on big tane. My boat big tane is an tanenui 28. Please look at my profile. I am currently Living aboard as i have to save up for an refit. I think to keep the cost down, keep the boat arond 30 ft and that will keep the…"
Dec 28, 2016
Jeremy Walker replied to apache's discussion What is the cheapest and optimal size and type of Wharram for travel and life on board, solo or duo ?
"apache: I too prefer a double canoe over a mono - 'double canoe' like a wharram, but not any multihull like a trimaran and last of all an AC 72.....despite the fact that they are the fastest ever craft to w/ward However, I will in the…"
Mar 19, 2014
Galway Bay replied to apache's discussion What is the cheapest and optimal size and type of Wharram for travel and life on board, solo or duo ?
"Apache - I did an edit on my previous post to avoid any offence, which was not my intention. For me size means mostly cost ££ $$. For the money I have spent I could not buy a decent used family car. My alternative in monos would be a…"
Mar 19, 2014
Robert Hughes replied to apache's discussion What is the cheapest and optimal size and type of Wharram for travel and life on board, solo or duo ?
"Hi Apache.  To clarify:- For the same length a Wharram will have more space on deck than a mono, but less space inside.  The Wharram will sail the same speed or faster except in short tacking. For the same weight a Wharram will have a…"
Mar 19, 2014
apache replied to apache's discussion What is the cheapest and optimal size and type of Wharram for travel and life on board, solo or duo ?
"Hello "Galway bay,I sailed several times on the Arcachon bay, near Bordeaux and ribs around as a crew on small cruisers (21-27 feet) I intend to improve myself soon and I agree that the practice is better than theory ;) Although cats are…"
Mar 19, 2014
Galway Bay replied to apache's discussion What is the cheapest and optimal size and type of Wharram for travel and life on board, solo or duo ?
"Apache - Multihulls are the fastest yachts both up and downwind. No yacht has ever gone to windward faster than the AC72 catamarans in this year's America's Cup. The toughest windward race in the world is probably the single-handed…"
Mar 19, 2014
apache replied to apache's discussion What is the cheapest and optimal size and type of Wharram for travel and life on board, solo or duo ?
"Hi, I had some informations about efficient modifications on Tiki 30 / 31, which can probably improve the "defects" already exposed, such as the lack of habitability and the less good performance upwind, which is the case with many…"
Mar 18, 2014
Jeremy Walker replied to apache's discussion What is the cheapest and optimal size and type of Wharram for travel and life on board, solo or duo ?
"This question about whichever of -- a monohull, a double canoe or catamaran is best to buy, cannot be answered so simply...... as wakataitea says. I was not so fortunate to be in the position to just buy a complete ready to sail boat and…"
Mar 17, 2014
Jacques replied to apache's discussion What is the cheapest and optimal size and type of Wharram for travel and life on board, solo or duo ?
"Love my Tiki 38. When i bought the plan, i thought that was the minimum size to have decent space, storage and live on board capabilities. I think i got this right. And for monohulls, i can't anymore take the idea of heeling and carrying tons…"
Mar 17, 2014
Terry Galbraith replied to apache's discussion What is the cheapest and optimal size and type of Wharram for travel and life on board, solo or duo ?
"As someone that is pondering on Tiki 21 vs Tiki 26 I am enjoying this conversation. Interesting re "going to windward" no-one had mentioned that a cat does it on an even keel, not on  45 degree heel or whatever. I saw a recent photo…"
Mar 16, 2014
Galway Bay replied to apache's discussion What is the cheapest and optimal size and type of Wharram for travel and life on board, solo or duo ?
"Robert - I agree with your comments. My experience sailing in a mixed cruising fleet is that I do as well as the monos to windward, if I have space to make long tacks. In some winds I can even do better. This despite the fact that my old…"
Mar 16, 2014
Robert Hughes replied to apache's discussion What is the cheapest and optimal size and type of Wharram for travel and life on board, solo or duo ?
"A point to add about sailing upwind - Many cats are not as bad as some people think, as long as they have good quality sails. I sailed against the wind along the south coast of England in my Tiki 26, close to a couple of mono's of about the…"
Mar 16, 2014
Galway Bay replied to apache's discussion What is the cheapest and optimal size and type of Wharram for travel and life on board, solo or duo ?
"Apache - For me the important thing with my catamaran is the sailing. My passage times are similar to my friends in their monos but with this important difference - I never motor on passage they mostly motor - sail. A cat can afford to slouch along…"
Mar 16, 2014
apache replied to apache's discussion What is the cheapest and optimal size and type of Wharram for travel and life on board, solo or duo ?
"Thanks for the differents answers,I know that the answer to this question is primarily personal to each oneI was in thailand and japan two years ago and the weight of the backpack too heavy is for me more a default than a way of confort ;)I also…"
Mar 16, 2014
Robert Hughes replied to apache's discussion What is the cheapest and optimal size and type of Wharram for travel and life on board, solo or duo ?
"Only one thing is certain with a question like this - Everyone will give a different answer!! It depends on what you are like.  If you would be comfortable on a long camping holiday in a small tent maybe a small boat would be ok for you. …"
Mar 16, 2014
wakataitea replied to apache's discussion What is the cheapest and optimal size and type of Wharram for travel and life on board, solo or duo ?
"there is not One answer for this question. and everybody have his own opinion. the best would be, that you go around and look at all kind of boats that you could afford. THERE IS NOT CHEAP WAY>>> special not on a boat... we are here in…"
Mar 16, 2014

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