I wasn't... Nwarrenchuk was... Personally, I think a pocket bluewater cruiser is any bluewater capable boat that is under 30' in LOA. I don't think it has anything to do with being trailerable, or a certain width.
The Heavenly Twins 26 is one catamaran that has made many bluewater passages, as has the Catalac 8m. In fact most of the HT26s and Catalac 8Ms in this country crossed the Atlantic on their own power to get here.
While I wouldn't call the Telstar 26 a proper bluewater cruiser, I know that quite a few have made bluewater passages, and the majority of the Telstar 26s in this country got here on their own.
The Flicka, Westerly Nomad, Contessa 26, Albin Vega, Pearson Triton, West Wight Potters, Sea Sprites, Dana 24, and many other small sailboats would make fairly decent pocket cruisers and have made many a bluewater passage among their sisterships.
However, it wasn't all that long ago that boats under 35' were very common as "cruising" boats... and the philosophy of cruising on a smaller boat is very different from that of cruising on a 40'+ boat.
Most of the people I know cruising on smaller boats are out there to be sailing... and want to leave much of the modern "rat race" behind them. They are often tired of the rampant commercialism and materialistic conspicuous consumption that seems to be running amok in modern society. They are of the mind set of who really needs a 4000 sq. ft house to live in??? especially when it is just two people living in all of that space. They don't have a television on their boat... they didn't buy a new car every three years, and often see sailing on a smaller boat as a end in itself, rather than as a mode of transportation, which seems to be more the case with the 40'+ crowd. Larry and Lin epitomize this group and mindset... go small, go simple, go now...
I guess it all really depends on why you are out there... A good friend of mine and his better half bought a 10M boat, and since they bought it in March, have put well over 1500 miles on it, cruising the New England area. They are preparing themselves and their boat for long-term cruising. Their boat doesn't even have standing headroom AFAIK
. But, as they said to me, they'd rather have her than have to put of going cruising another five years. What are your priorities...