Originally Posted by guysnell
I have every interest in sailing the world and never looking back. I am looking to go to kingspoint marine
maritime and from there ill make myself enough and buy my boat and off i go. However i would like to sail alone, but on a vessel large enough to do what i want i have some doubts. I will do it and ill find a way because i want to do this more than anything else. I remember scanning the internet
for catamarans and i came across something that said it had a type of rigging
that you could control completely from the helm
. Has anybody heard of this, or another possibility? My heart is set on a catamaran
but mostly catamarans.
Guysnel....you may just be the type of person who could click right into the design philosophies of James Warram. Warram was clever enough to recognize that the original designers of polynesian boats had developed a wealth of knowledge and tradition for building boats that incorporate safe, proven and brilliant design features.
find the plans for on of his open deck
polynesian cats. You and a friend with a skill saw and some plywood
can build a boat that can take you around the world with safety
, simplicity and with the ability to rebuild
and rework your boat all all along the way. forget this notion of trying to buy some complicated heavy, expensive floating condominium barge with marble counter tops....... Build a Wharram
cat ,and keep it simple. Pahi 31 Self-build Boat Plans | James Wharram Designs
then find a friend, throw two sleeping bags down below ( make sure they are configured to zip together to save on heat) Go to the the library and check out a book on how to sail, read it for about thirty minutes then just go sailing. Wear a life saver and keep a fully charged iphone
in a water
tight case and just go for it. print out a sail plan with your estimated times and dates to a few destinations and file it at the local police and give a copy of it to a few or your friends and family
and just go for it. It's the only way to learn.