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Old 29-10-2010, 15:09   #16
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I'd love to think you were referring to me.... but unlikely.

What kind of boat in New Zealand?
Nope. The OP is from the northeastern seaboard of the US and New Zealand is just about as far away as you can get from him.
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Old 29-10-2010, 17:17   #17
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OK I'll check boats in NZ. Is this going to break my heart when I fall in love over the internet?
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Old 29-10-2010, 23:15   #18
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luckily there are quite a few boats for sale in south texas and houston. hoping to find a local one!
I've been looking around the same area since I'm looking at retirment around there and everything that I seem to like is either on the west coast, FL, NC or up in the North east.

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It's in the getting it home part of the deal that becomes the problem to me.
Since everything I'm interested in is somewhere else, I think about how the heck to get a boat to where I want it.

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Listen...thats just general odds. If you are in ONE location, and there are SEVEN other locations 7:1 it's somewhere else.
I believe it. It seems to be just my luck.
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Old 30-10-2010, 08:01   #19
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OK I'll check boats in NZ. Is this going to break my heart when I fall in love over the internet?
Hearts get broken everyday due to the internet, though it usually involves some sort of dating service!
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Old 30-10-2010, 08:14   #20
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I didn't think it was going to be so hard to find the right boat but we went up and down the east coast and the one I really wanted would have needed to be moved from lake to coast and then needed a little more work then time allowed, The one we are looking at now is close in great shape roomy enough to fit our needs,priced average for the boat. We will need to go alittle over budget for things we think we need but I'm sure thats the norm when buying a boat.
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Old 31-10-2010, 18:25   #21
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We live in Missouri and want a daysailer here, or a pocket cruiser. The bigger boat we plan to live aboard will be somewhere else.

While there are plenty sloops and ketches out there, I am a bit worried about traveling all over the place to look at them.

I'm rapidly beginning to think I'm going to have to buy the pocket cruiser elsewhere and have it shipped here. If anyone has ever shipped a boat, some advice would be helpful!
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:06   #22
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Argh guys,
my current yacht is all I ever want...she is beautiful, sails well, responds sweetly and looks after me..... I dont need to look elsewhere!:kissy:
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Well my current boat is just to stay afloat and sailing... she's a lousy live aboard but am hoping to improve that over the next few weeks... she's number 14 and I'm still looking for 'the one'....
But I'm damned if I'm gonna sit ashore waiting for 'the one'....
I prefer physical discomfort to spiritual/psychological discomfort anytime..
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Old 01-11-2010, 11:38   #24
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Well my current boat is just to stay afloat and sailing... she's a lousy live aboard but am hoping to improve that over the next few weeks... she's number 14 and I'm still looking for 'the one'....
But I'm damned if I'm gonna sit ashore waiting for 'the one'....
I prefer physical discomfort to spiritual/psychological discomfort anytime..

Is this like the Zen of back aches?
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Is this like the Zen of back aches?
Don... your sykick mate... how'd you know I'd done my back in...
I hate outboards hung of the stern.. totally unnatural lifting position... especially if your lifting it on and off repeatedly..
I had not run the engine for a few months due to running other folks boats so when I came to start it to motor over to the lift out dock it would not start... checked everything.. all well so figured it was the fuel and so drained that.... fired 1st time... yaay...!!
But next morning when I woke I found I could barely stand... let alone walk... my sacroiliac had popped... again.
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If I hadn't bought Imagine I was going to Thailand for a Hans Christian Christina. For this very reason I was cut a good deal on Imagine. I was lucky I started crusing from where I purchased her in St. Maarten........i2f
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Ever notice that when searching for your "next" boat, that the ones of interest to you will be at the farest distance from you based on your search choice?
Don, all boats of interest are afloat.....in the h20.....nothing else matters.
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My husband and I found our dream boat and closed on it this morning. After looking all over the Great Lakes, we found our Endeavour 33 at a marina less than a mile and a half from home.
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My husband and I found our dream boat and closed on it this morning. After looking all over the Great Lakes, we found our Endeavour 33 at a marina less than a mile and a half from home.
Congratulations on your Endeavour!

As for the rest of you, Really? If you want to travel then keep searching in all regions/countries/provinces. If you want to find a boat near you, walk the docks and click on the region that you live in on that silly Advance Search.

I know, you will miss the perfect boat if you narrow your search regions...

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I've bought my boats in the UK, Spain, St Martin, North Carolina and the BVI's..... but what the hell... I love to fly n buy.....
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