Update October 2019: "Other Boats": The VERDICT! - The old and the NEW Talamanca2

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TabooTwoo

Mein zweites Buch ist halbfertig, naehert sich der Vollendung. Reichlich bebildert! Arbeitstitel: "Konstruktion erfolgreicher moderner (Luxus-)Yachten am Beispiel der TABOO III - BESSER, INTELLIGENTER, billiger, problemloser - G R O E S S E R!". Und also: komfortabler. Also: Mit Badewanne. Leseprobe kommt. Bald. Hier!

Mein zweites Buch: 100 Wege zur FALSCHEN Yacht - und ein RICHTIGER

Leseprobe. Uuuuuumsonst.

Ich erlaeutere sogar AUSFUEHRLICH mit Bildern Badewannen .................

Hier: ein whirl-pool. ZWEI Maedel, ZWEI Ruempfe, ZWEI "oo": TabooTwoo!

........... und Duschen an Bord.

Haben Sie je eine Badewanne in einem 15m-Schiff gesehen?

Das Verstaendnis der Konstruktion ist unabdingbare Voraussetzung zum Verstaendnis moderner Serien-Katamarane. Der verzweifelte Kaeufer eines schlechten Schiffs fuer 500.000$ oder mehr haette mich besser VORHER gelesen!

Selbst wenn nur die Frage aufgeworfen wird, ob es fuer den halben Preis 5m mehr Schiff gibt. Neu. Und:

Nach Mass!

Ich erlaeutere an anderer Stelle die Vorzuege massgeschneiderter Kleidung. Die massangefertigte Yacht muss so gut sitzen wie ein individueller Anzug: einzigartig! Wie schon bei Taboo III: (Auch) Die (misslungenen) Kopien sind das beste Kompliment.

Zum Verstaendnis der Badewannen-Bilder: da Darwin bereits 1859 eindeutig BEWIESEN hat, dass es die "Vertreibung aus dem Paradies" nicht gab, sind die Bilder der Damen ebensowenig schmutzig/suendig wie die Bilder einer Selbststeueranlage. Wer seine Kinder richtig erzieht weiss, dass sie auch beim Anblick eines unbekleideten Menschen keinen seelischen Schaden nehmen. Also verwende ich diese Bilder GANZ BEWUSST auch als einen Sieg ueber Dummheit und Zensur. Wer denn also meint hier "die Jugend" schuetzen zu muessen mag seine Kinder hindern, das internet und meine Seiten zu sehen.

Zudem passt es in den historischen Zusammenhang: der Katamaran-Pionier James Wharram vertrat so wie ich auch die Philosophie "2 Ruempfe, (mindestens) 2 Maedchen", offen, und bereits sehr frueh, lange vor mir. Er hat Zeit seines Lebens mit ZWEI Frauen gelebt! Es gab halt auch schon vor langer Zeit verstaendige und FREIE Menschen - jenseits unertraeglicher Gaengelung durch Religion und/oder eine bigotte, heuchlerische, engherzige, engstirnige, scheinheilige, froemmelnde Gesellschaft! :) DAVOR sollten wir unsere Kinder schuetzen!

Wharram's Katamarane allerdings, wenngleich weltweit geschaetzt, sprachen mich nicht an: schon der erste versank ja im Grunde genommen bereits vor der Ankunft bei seiner Atlantikueberquerung, und die spaeteren waren nicht viel besser. Aber - wie auch immer :)

James Wharram: 2 Frauen!

Nicht ein Jeder sieht die heuchlerische Schein-Moral verkniffen: Gaaaaanz easy die Leut' von "Free Range Sailing" - DER Name ist Programm :)

Aaaaaaaber: zensiert, lach! Ganz FREI sind die auch nicht.

Zum Glueck und oft koennen ja auch bekleidete Frauen toll anzusehen sein, lach.

Ich behandle AUSFUEHRLICH die WUNDERSCHOENE, LUXURIOESE, billige "Mumby" fuer 450.000 US$ - die NIX taugt! Na gut: nix ist zu hart. Ein VOELLIG FALSCH gebautes, BETOEREND SCHOENES Blender-Schiff.

Aus BESTEM australischen Bootsbau-Aluminium mit den BESTEN Yanmar-Diesel-Motoren. Aber dennoch....... :)

Wenn ALLES schiefgeht, ausser der Versorgung mit Bier www.sailingmisadventures.com

Ein stolzer Yachteigner uebernimmt seine neue Mumby und rammt sie in den ersten 4 Wochen 4 mal auf ein Riff. Das Riff an der Einfahrt in Tambobo Bay trifft er ZWEIMAL: erst bei der Ein-, dann bei der Ausfahrt.

Wenn ein Ferrari-Fahrer seinen neuen 200.000 euro-Boliden in den ersten 4 Wochen 4 mal in die Leitplanke setzt, wundern wir uns. Wenn einer das mit einer 450.000 US$ Segelyacht macht wundern wir uns nicht?

Verguenstigter Bezug fuer meine Leser direkt ueber mich. 15,95 euro. Hier. Ansonsten spaeter vermutlich erscheinend weltweit bei amazon fuer kindle, Android und IOS. US$ 19,95. NOCH nur in deutsch.

! ! ! Achtung ! ! ! Die "Talamanca2" ist gefunden.

Darueber freue ich mich ganz besonders! Aus mehreren Gruenden! Es gibt so viele schlechte Nachrichten: hier ist eine GUTE!

Ich hatte die Talamanca2 offen gesagt nach dem Desaster, das ihren deutschen Kaeufern widerfuhr, aufgegeben. Ich hielt sie fuer einen Fall fuer den Abwracker. Oder ein Streichholz (Holz!). Tatsaechlich fand sie doch noch trotz ihres desolaten Zustandes wider Erwarten nach der Ueberfuehrung nach Bremerhaven neue franzoesische Kaeufer!

Und damit nicht genug: Die Talamanca2 ist BESSER und SCHOENER als je zuvor! Die neuen Eigner hatten das Kapital fuer eine grossartige Restauration. Hier sind die Bilder.

website charter Talamanca in Guadeloupe www.talamanca.fr

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! ! ! EVERYBODY needs to take THREE laps around the planet ! ! !

(i.e.: ship, aeroplane, spaceship)

I have a dream...

News Oct 2014: Cannot build. Cannot buy. The dream is on ICE. We wait.

Why not? What went wrong?

The main reason is obvious: Arriving in the Phils I had no idea how to build a boat. So I needed help. I hoped that Wolfgang Hausner could support me, but he wouldn't. He was to much settled in his lifestyle, he wanted to spend his life sailing, not surveying a construction project. And since I could not bribe him I had to accept that. Easy: because I understood him only to well.

I felt I could not do that without his help. And, You can read that here, I found the Taboo III - clone Talamanca, and I thought these guys did almost everything the wrong way. Even though Wolfgang K. was fine with her and sailed her pretty happily until he sold her. I was not fine with her.

Just to describe their main mistakes: they made design-plans. There are no plans of Taboo III. They built to heavy, to complicated, to expensive. To much gear, to heavy. Two engines with regular shafts driving the propellers: not good.

There were more problems. Everybody told me the wood was bad. You do not want to do a once-in-a-life building project with bad materials. Even though in my case, for obvious reasons - I was 60 in 2012 - the ship would not have to last fourty years. Maybe 20, if I am lucky. But then, in 2018 I met a french sailor, with several circumnavigations under his belt. When we met in Tambobo Bay he was 92, and still restless: he only stayed a few days before sailing on.

Come on: if You build such a ship for, let's say: 150.000 US$, and it falls apart after 20 years, the year costs You 7.500 US$, or 625 US4/month. For a BIG yacht. If it does not fall apart You can still sell it for 150.000 US$ after 20 years. Then the boat costs You nothing, just the opportunity expenses (bound capital, lost interest) Ridiculous? You decide. Plus maintenance, of course. Usually You'd estimate the running costs at 10% of a (super-)yacht's buying price. I think Wolfgang paid MUCH less, since the running costs of Taboo III are very low. And he makes 1000 US$ per week per paying guest already in 2003. So he only needs a few charter guests per year to cover the dues.

And then: You cannot build sth and design an expected lifetime. You have to build the best way You can, not limited to "Ok, if this one is broke after only 20 years I am fine with that, I don't mind."

Furthermore I was in Carmen in the meantime, learning about the Mumby-catamarans. I was shocked. The people there were not really cooperating, everybody was FIGHTING HARD for his own interest. Greed, and intrigues, collisions, blackmail. A guy working on his Mumby himself for two years to keep costs down told me the stories: what a way to spoil Your life in the most unpleasant way. But the point was: they were smoothing, fairing the surfaces endlessly. And I thought: I do not want to spend half a year finishing the boat and breathing dust.

There is a problem for the semi-self-builder: if You do work on Your Yacht-to-be Yourself they will try to deny responsibility if sth goes wrong. They will try to find a way to blame You. IF they take responsibility for their faults at all.

Plus: I knew the design I want PRECISELY. But I needed good workers, carpenters. In 2003 the situation was good. In 2012 I was told it was hard to find good, skilled workers. Wolfgang had one, but I could not get him. And I needed at least 5, I thought, to get the job done in a reasonable time frame.

Then it was not possible to establish a reasonable cost estimate. The people You ask have no idea. And You do not want to risk to get stuck with a half finished project because You ran out of money. I saw that. Failed dreams. Sakura was on of them. You should be halfway sure You can finish with a finished boat, ready to go.

You need a good construction site. I already made the experience that the Filipinos are smart finding ways to blackmail an unexperienced foreigner. They let You build the boat, and when You are half done they raise the rental fee 100%. Or more. Or they block access to the site, and You have to pay a relative or neighbour, who suddenly turns up letting You know that he is the owner of the lot You walk over to reach Your gate.

You understand: if You are considering the idea for many years You should not give up easily. But You must also know when You better do that. There were to many things against me. Building the boat in 2012 would have gone terribly wrong.

In 2018 the situation is completely different: today I know enough to do it. But the expensive years in Manila living great ate up my ressources. So I am stuck, again.

After I left Manila for Negros to be near Tambobo Bay I learned what I needed. First of all my nice yellow house on the beach is a good construction site, and nobody will blackmail be here. Then I saw good skilled boatbuilders, one of them is my neighbour. So I learned how he does it.

And it was not only Jolito. I met Sorin. He just started to build a banca in front of my house. I let him do that. And I saw he was good, too. So I found there are good boatbuilders around, of course, in other places then in Tambobo Bay only. And today I know when I see one. So I can find them here. Now. They are available.

Funny things happened: I asked my plumber to make car ramps for me. Salomon made a cage around my washing machine which is outside the house. Theft prevention. He electrically welded steel to make the cage, and it was good. So I was sure he could make the ramps. Easily. I gave him the picture, and I thought I should have them the next day. Ok: filipino time frame would be three days, then. Or a week. Maybe. I did not see him for 2 weeks.

Then he showed up with his equipment. He could not do it. So I told him how to cut every peace of steel, and after 6 hours I had my ramps.

I learned: even the best filipino carpenter cannot build TabooTwoo for me. I must tell him what to do. So today I know if I tell a skilled carpenter how to do it he can build a good catamaran. On his own he can never do that.

In 2018 I know what I did not know in 2012. And I know the problem with the wood is not that the worms already eat it in the shop before You buy it. The problem is standardisation, measurements. But this is what a good worker compensates: this problem solved, too.

Taboo III

Above from above is Taboo III, the ship of Wolfgang Hausner - www.wolfgang-hausner.com .

Wolfgang Hausner

FAQ: What's the fuss about? Up to now it is just hot air, isn't it?

There are different reasons: The site is helpful in establishing the project, to discuss my plans and the construction. The site shall accompany the project, and planning is the beginning, of course. I want to interest people who would like to stay in contact later on.

The dream ....

If You think this world is so full of wonderful places (here and there at least) and You wish to see as many of the beautiful spots as possible, what can you do? You can fly from one place to another, stay in Hotels and have a look around in rental cars. You can travel as a backpacker, as a hitchhiker, with a bicycle ...... or whatever other options there are.

Since I do love travelling a lot (facebook's TripAdvisor sees me in 250 cities in 28 countries) , and have dreamt of having a ship for quite a while, it's time to make the dream come true. I'm deeply in love with the sea, too, You know. I like everything about it, the beaches, the marinas, the sailing, swimming, snorkeling, diving, surfing, windsurfing, waterskiing, jetskiing, the sunsets and the sun-downers, the freedom of the seven seas, it's wilderness, the endless new horizons and endless destinations, the whales, the dolphins, and the lobster or king-crab on my plate. Plus a lot more: Think of Ft.Lauderdale, Miami, New York, Long Island, The Bermudas, The Bahamas, the Caribean in general, think of San Diego, The channel Islands here (Catalina) and there (Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney) San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Vancouver, think of Sidney, Brisbane, Byron Bay, The Great Barrier Reef, of Wellington, the Pacific Islands, the Southern Sea, Tahiti, Hawaii, Fidji, Hiva Oa, Vanuatu, think of the Mediterranen Sea, Malta; Sardinia, Corsica, Sicily, of Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza, of Gibraltar, Portugal, Spain, France, of St.Tropez and Port Grimaud, Cannes, Nice and Monaco, Italy, Venice, Greece, the former Yugoslavia, of Greece, Turkey, Libanon, Israel, Egypt, Lybia, Tunesia, Marocco, of Dacar and The Cape Verdes, of Cape Town, Madagascar, the Maledives and the Seychelles, of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and the Emirates, of Bangkok and Hongkong. I could go on like this for hours! I've been to some of these places, and I want to see them again, plus all the others too.

I want to live on and with a ship like Taboo III. These are the pages of the project "TabooTwoo", they will tell the story and show the pictures. They will show my success - or my failure. We will see!

The name of the project and the ship is "TabooTwoo" in acknowledgement of the work and achievements of Wolfgang Hausner: I owe him elementary and substantial inspiration! Wolfgang Hausner is an early and important pioneer of the catamaran-philosophy, he gave new impulses, he was ahead of his time , a time that was used to think mono-hulled for hundreds of years, just because it was always the way it was!

"TabooTwoo" stands for the second edition of "Taboo", for being !too! a "Taboo", the 2 stands for the 2 hulls, for hopefully being taboo to uninvited guests! - And perhaps there will be a new understanding for the "2" in the future, too :)

In such a situation You usually start reading books, what I did. As You can see those three of Mr. Hausner impressed me the most, so I decided to meet him in the Philippines for the reality-check: I wished to see whether it was as good as he had described it, especially his ship.

Wolfgang Hausner

What I found when I went sailing Taboo III for four weeks was even better: The ship had worked fine for 20 years, and when I met Mr. Hausner it was undergoing it's first major refit in 20 years, and it was not a big deal. I found everything I expected the way I expected it, and more: I had never even heard of a ship in this range that was dust dry in the inside. The yacht was safe since it has a special safety-system, and it does not have the glossy super-yacht-look that could attract intruders/pirates even more. There is no prop in the water causing resistance when sailing. The ship ist reliable, safe, and comfortable. Everything is good. PLUS: It is affordable, for me, after all, I hope ;)

Wolfgang Hausner

Taboo III is witty, so it can be sailed singlehanded, i.e. one man can handle the ship alone. In many smaller ships You can hardly do that. What !I! do need is a yacht that can be sailed single-handed AND single-legged! ;) :)))

Die Geschichte der abhanden gekommenen Yacht "Carpe Tempora"

Der Segler und Tauchlehrer Bernd Lundkowski hat die erste Tauchbasis in den Malediven erfolgreich installiert. Er hat seinen Katamaran "Carpe Tempora" selbst gebaut. Eine bemerkenswerte Geschichte, die er in seinem Buch erzaehlt, der Aufmerksamkeit wert. Nicht nur fuer Weltumsegelungstraeumer. Jeder (angehende) Jurist sollte das gelesen haben.

Bernd Lundkowski Buch "Carpe Tempora"

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