My Name is Tom and i am planning to build a Wharram. I am writing to you on the forum for advice from current Wharram sailors.
I am a large yacht captain and have decided to spend my next 2/3 winter seasons building myself a yacht so that in the near future i can embark on my dream of cruising worldwide. Having sailed many thousands of miles in various large proffessionally built monohulls and multihulls, and having been taken to windward by a Tiki 26 in the carribean, i have decided that one of J.W's designs would suit my needs.I am also a farily simple lad and have no real need for a prduction line multihull from the likes of catana or fountaine pajot.
Having done as much research as i can do i am still undecided as to which design would suit my needs best, which is why i NEED YOUR ADVICE...
Building is new for me, i have project managed builds but never really built, however i do know some shipwrights so the expertise needed for the various designs is close at hand. What i do want to know is specifically which designs are the most seaworthy, comfortable and would be most suited to the route of Meditteranean-Atlantic-Carribean-East coast of South America-Chile and Patagonia-Galapagos and then S.Pacific before heading home to Spain via the Asia's... So basically mostly Tropical sailing although i would love to head south of 40oS (have wharram designs been there???)
I have been particularly drawn to the Tiki38, due to the 'dog house' which for me is ideal as i like to sail solo, and to have somewhere to sleep off watch without going a hull is a great design. But on the Pahi42 there is also a dog house, but i really like the flexibility allowed by the ketch rig of the '38. As you can probably tell i would like something around 35-45ft but really the smaller and more seaworthy the better....
Any advice from the people who have been there and done it would be so welcome.