It was our pleasure to cross paths with Glenn Tieman of the homebuilt 38-ft cat Manu Rere while in Turtle Bay. If there is a record for cruising on the least amount of money, the Modesto native, who got his sailing chops on a reservoir, may hold it.
During his first cruise, on a 26-ft cat he built for less than $3,000, he lived on $1 a day for the first seven years, then splurged, spending $3 a day for the last three years. While teaching school in Los Angeles, he built his new cat, which is based almost entirely on what was used in Polynesia 100 years ago.
Glenn’s new cat is really cool. We’ll have more on it in a future issue of Latitude, as well as an interview conducted by Profligate‘s 13 crew for the Ha-Ha.