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Old 07-08-2011, 07:57   #61
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Thanks Bludden and Spiv to you both. Much appreciated. Josef
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:04   #62
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Hi josef,
If you do contact Multihull Solutions they are loking after the sale of our Orana 44, a great boat, easy to manage and well looked after. We are staying with the FP brand just bigger.
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Old 23-01-2012, 13:26   #63
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Comments on a Bahia?
We purchased a 1998 one in 2007 and love it.
Lots of bridge clearance to reduce slamming.
Re-ran the reefing lines back to the cockpit by way of 6 blocks on a support bracket at the foot of the mast. An absolute doodle to reef now. Have marked 1st and 2nd and 3rd reef and the halyard to make it nice and easy.
Very comfortable ride - doesn't fall over sideways like those monohull things do never spill your drink.
Loads of space. Huge cockpit. Two hulls with a workshop on my side. Marvellous.
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Old 23-01-2012, 14:45   #64
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any pictures of that setup?
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Old 24-01-2012, 22:31   #65
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Hi Full Sail.
Have pikkies and will try to pop them on here. Had the bracket made up in St. Maarten by FKG Rigging. An Aussie called Shag made it up. Didn't ask him how he got his name.
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Old 24-01-2012, 22:35   #66
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And annular photo.
Hope it helps
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Old 24-01-2012, 23:28   #67
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there is a new Belize here for $700K AU that converts to $490K US

how does that compare?

How times have changed! But still, on most things us Aussies pay through the neck for most things and prices for just about everything is the USA is what we envy.
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Old 25-01-2012, 06:01   #68
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Hi Russell, Thanks for the pics. So you have a separate turning block for the halyard?
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Old 25-01-2012, 14:58   #69
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Hi there Oz-bull. Can't help myself mate - being from just across the way from you. In Brissie at the mo seeing my sis.

When we bought our Bahia I realized that it cost around the same as a Venezia. The longer you go the less hobby horsing so more comfort. More water line means more speed meaning less time on a long haul as well. Safety to a certain extent.

You will find the prices in the Caribbean are perhaps the best around. With the drop in prices and more people unloading their charter boats because there are less people chartering, I am sure you can get a very good boat for 2/5's of 3/8's of SFA.

Then you can do some cruising in the Caribbean before you bring her back to Oz.

If you wait, we should have our boat back here in say ...... sssshhhhhh eeeeeee - about 7 - years.

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