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from a wharram to a landrover (wakataitea is hitting the road)


from a wharram to a landrover (wakataitea is hitting the road)

hallo guys,

i haven't writen since a long time. as you all know for sure, we sold our  tiki 46 wakataitea in brasil october 2015. a 16 year long sailing life ended and a new life started.

wakataitea found a new owner (a young famely with 2 kids) that sails her still around. we are very happy to know this. so you will see her still crossing the oceans. after 16 years living on the oceans, i life now in Wiesbaden, near Frankfurt. fare away from the ocean. it took me only 3 weeks, to be back in the system. i found a job in an institution, that takes care of refugees kids under 18 years, that left Syria or Afghanistan with out there parents and to find shelter in Germany. 16 years being a foreigner my self and now is can pay back and helping them in my country. but traveling is not finished for me. since i am here, i traveled already over 25000km through Europa. mostly in the east. i started with a Mercedesbus, that i converted i a mobile home but i have plans to go fare east. as fare as Mongolia and China. i am working on this plan hard and getting ready step by step. i found the right car for this too. a land rover defender. this is the right car for somebody that sailed by heard a wharram...i converted it to a travel mobile too a do a lot of off road driving to train my skills .

in 2 weeks, i will drive to Slovenia again. cross country of course because life as no borders....
 i will check in here still from time to time and want to thank you all for the great time and exchange of information. keep building your dreams and live them...
all the best to you all

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Comment by Wendy Anne Palmer on August 2, 2016 at 3:22pm

Thanks for your up-date, Hans. Best wishes for your mission. Having done Wharram sailing and overland travel (Nepal to UK) I have a feeling for the similarities and differences. You really get to know our beautiful planet and her inhabitants in a different way than those who fly from city to city. I look forward to the Wakatiatea reports of the journey.

Comment by Michael Dougherty on August 4, 2016 at 11:51am

Great to hear from you Hans! As the new owners of Wakataitea, we love the boat and really appreciate all the amazing work Hans and Isabelle did. Hans, I hope I get the chance to see your Land Rover, I'm sure it's amazing. From the one picture you sent I saw a snorkel, which was a good sign that you haven't given up the water completely, and that you're expecting some pretty exciting adventures!

Comment by Cute Helles on August 5, 2016 at 7:37am

Hi Shelmy,

its great to hear from you.

I had mobile homes myself, since back in the 80ies, and travelled a lot in Europe.  I loved it, and would like to do more, but it does not go together with sailing. 

I will soon start to post information about my boat, now called "Friendship", and my voyages. Hope to stay in contact with you. Cheers, Helles

Comment by wakataitea on November 23, 2016 at 3:01pm

https://youtu.be/Gd-_sJuY2xc   muddy trip...

https://youtu.be/L03ij9C6YHo     A road wharram on trip in Slovenia

Comment by Chris Bretter on April 1, 2018 at 5:01pm
  1. Hi Hans.Great stuff so we will see you in SA.go safe my brother.
Comment by wakataitea on April 2, 2018 at 4:32pm
Comment by wakataitea on April 2, 2018 at 4:33pm
Comment by dennis schneider on May 8, 2018 at 2:20pm

Hi Hans; nice to hear from you after two years; can you remember what size propeller ( and pitch) you had on Wakataitea? All I remember is that you said you would rather have two blades than 3...dennis


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