Thank you for your hilarious post...I needed a good laugh. You have a wonderful sense of humour!
My favourite line was "all the tools needed to maintain the engine"...that's your boat full right there!
Have you ever been in a WWP15? No? Try this...tip a phone
booth on its side, and climb in. The boat is not quite that big.
Okay, seriously though, I admire your values, and share most of them. But there are practical limits. You do need space for all your junk. Wether you have a 40 footer or a 15 footer, your WW gear
, clothes and food
still take up the same amount of space.
I'm going to assume your real goal is cheap
, not small. And you have made an error assuming small is cheap
. There are plenty of older boats out there that can be had for next to nothing...some actually for nothing. The only reason I can think of to go ultra small is to set a record
or make it fit into your garage with the door closed.
With all due respect, I'll make a friendly suggestion you checkout some slightly larger boats. I did not say more expensive. We each have our own threshold for space. For many, nothing less than 50 feet is acceptable. My own criteria comes from years of experience...I want a mounted stove
...not a portable stove. This means around 25 feet. I want to start my day with a hot dose of caffiene, and I don't want to rearrange the main cabin
just to get some boiling water
. Hence a permanent stove. An Origo
one burner is my stove of choice. There are whole threads on that topic alone, so lets try not to get side tracked.
FWIW, I bought a 1972 Paceship 29 for $100 (cdn, thats like $78 USD) and sailed it home. Great boat. Just impossible to sell in today's market.
You will learn that the essence of sailing is compromise. Full keel
or fast fin? Expensive diesel engine
or tiny outboard? New boat
or old? As an aside, my last boat was NAMED "Compromise". It definitely wasn't the boat I wished for, but it definitely was the boat for me. I believe Sir Mick Jagger said it best when he sang "You can't always get what you want, you get what you need". I believe that you should not choose the boat, but let the boat choose you. If you think that makes no sense, just wait till you start boat shopping
...then it will make perfect sense.
And finally, here are some practical tips. Forget the WWP. You can get a great Tanzer 22 for just a few hundred dollars. They are a great boat. And if you can tolerate the enormity of it, find an old Pearson
Triton. They are also famously great for good reason...and NOT expensive. You really could go anywhere in a Pearson
Triton. Or a Bristol 29. Or a Bayfield 25. Or a Contessa 26. I dunno who told you to get a WWP...but don't listen to him.
Please keep posting
...or better yet, vlog your adventures. The world needs more dreamers like you. Best wishes and luck to you.