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Old 03-10-2007, 14:05   #1
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If you think it's impossible to cruise the world on a 38' catamaran, built for $14,000, take a look at the following. It's from today's 'Lectronic Latitude:
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"World Cruising Cat?

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"Would you sail this cat around the world for 10 years?
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"Take a look at the catamaran in today's Photo of the Day and tell us what you think she was built for. If you're like most people, you probably think she's some kind of funky daysailor, and that the most ambitious trip her owner would contemplate would be a weekend to Catalina."
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Old 04-10-2007, 03:59   #2
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No, I wouldn’t ... but, then I’m not twenty anymore.

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Old 04-10-2007, 09:25   #3
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I saw this cat anchored in cat harbor, Catalina this summer. Looks well built.
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Old 05-10-2007, 13:22   #4
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Update

From today's 'Lectronic Latitude, comes word that the mystery cat is indeed that of Glenn Tieman:
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"It Is Glenn Tieman's New Catamaran

"October 5, 2007 Southern California



"Glenn Tieman's new 38-ft cat sails off the San Diego waterfront.
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"It's as we suspected in Wednesday's 'Lectronic, the photo we ran, as well as the one above, is of Glenn Tieman's new catamaran Tama Moana. You'll remember that he cruised his previous catamaran, the 26-ft Wharran Peregrine for 10 years between California and Asia, living happily on $1 to $3 a day. . . "
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Latitude 38 - Northern California's Premier Sailing and Marine Magazine

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There are hundreds of Wharram cats cruising the world. Seaworthy, safe, cheap to build, and mostly very basic boats. If you are happy with "backpacker" style cruising , there probably isn't a better way to do it.
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Old 05-10-2007, 21:31   #6
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i like mine better so ill pass, got all the undercoat on today so now i only have to sand it all of again, and hey the temp under my temp shed are only hitting 67 celsius making this man a camel
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Old 05-10-2007, 22:08   #7
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67 ??????????????

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i like mine better so ill pass, got all the undercoat on today so now i only have to sand it all of again, and hey the temp under my temp shed are only hitting 67 celsius making this man a camel
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yes my panel beater mate reckons there baking ovens are set to 65
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I don't see the point of self-induced torture by taking a vessel like this out on the ocean for months. Sure, he might survive...but why? What is he trying to prove and to who?
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I saw this boat out at the Channel Islands this summer, sailing along nicely in very little breeze. Beautifull boat.

My impression is that his motivation has more to do with going sailing with what he can afford rather than self abuse. He will certainly be less comfortable than I will aboard my 46' with standing headroom and room to swing a hammock, but as I sit at work funneling more and more money into the boat his approach makes more and more sense.

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Old 27-03-2009, 10:05   #12
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I don't see the point of self-induced torture by taking a vessel like this out on the ocean for months. Sure, he might survive...but why? What is he trying to prove and to who?
David, Your post says much more about you than Glenn. We lived with Glenn on board for 2 weeks and were very comfortable. At that point he had been living aboard for a year and was far from suffering. He cruised full time for 10 years across the Pacific and into Asia on a smaller Wharram. All that time he never had a motor and never used a mooring or a slip. He built this boat because he enjoyed the life style and wanted it back. He is not interested in proving anything to anyone. Far from surviving he is truly living!
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David, Your post says much more about you than Glenn. We lived with Glenn on board for 2 weeks and were very comfortable. At that point he had been living aboard for a year and was far from suffering. He cruised full time for 10 years across the Pacific and into Asia on a smaller Wharram. All that time he never had a motor and never used a mooring or a slip. He built this boat because he enjoyed the life style and wanted it back. He is not interested in proving anything to anyone. Far from surviving he is truly living!
Bravo - I am pretty sure that this Glenn fellow probably doesnt need to seek anyones approval for what he is doing, I envy his single mindedness.
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I say hats off to Glenn! The boat looks great and I would jump on anywhere at anytime! As they say, it's not the size that matters...One of my best and most memorable adventures (mind you, I've climbed NA longest Big Walls, 1000' frozen waterfalls, Himalayan peaks, and crossed oceans on bigger more comfortable boats) was sailing a Hobie 18 from San Felipe to La Paz, Mx. We were caught in lil chubascos, escorted by Sharks while reeling in Mahe Mahe, chased whales, had our decks covered with phosphorescence while dolphins created mind boggling streaks under the tramp...oh, did I mention how "jealous" we were of the big cruisers, or should I say how jealous of us they were when we would fly into the bay flying a hull and they barely had enough wind to fill the wind scoop to keep them from overheating in their hulls! We didn't have a big boat but we were living large and having a hell of an adventure! Here's a shot of us suffering at San Evaristo...

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