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Friday, September 25, 2015
Life has settled down to a certain routine here in Florida to be with dad who was in the hospital. He's home now and comfortable. Things have settled down into a bit of a routine.
That's given me some time catch up on some long term writing projects. However, I must admit to checking out the local boat listings.
I've a list of things I look for in a boat. It's got to shallow draft, have simple repairable systems, be seaworthy, and it has to be a bargain.
Cruising catamarans have been completely out of the picture. While many are shallow draft, they tend to be complicated boats that sell for way too much money. Monohulls are a much better bargain.
While searching the listings I've come across a Wharram designed sailboat. http://wharram.com/site/ If I was going to build a catamaran, it would be a Wharram. They are simple rugged boats that can be built for a reasonable amount of money. They've got a long history of amazing ocean passages.
Most “Yachties” don't like them. They are too primitive looking and lack the latest comforts. Of course, that makes them cheap to maintain and repair. Wharram even lashed things together instead of using expensive marine hardware.
The EMP collapse novel, “The Pulse” by Scott B. Williams, features a Wharram catamaran. It's a good choice for a bug out boat.
It just goes to show there are exceptions to everything.
I'm not really in a position to buy a boat quite yet, but my boat kitty is building up nicely. It's nice to know there are some interesting options out there.
I live in an area of NH known as the Great North Woods. I'm in my dome-i-cile out in the county with my lovely wife and a varying number of family and friends
-part red neck, part hippie but all country. Experimenting and enjoying the adventure of life.