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Old 30-01-2011, 20:44   #16
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Yes I certainly would be.

SHould I contact them through you or direct?
Just email them directly. There is an email link on their page here Syzygy Sailing The Plan

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When looking at the links in ozskipper's post #2 this one leapt out at me. These boats are an absolute joy to sail and I do speak from experience. They were Bruce Farr's first "I don't care about the rating" design. They rated like a 45 footer but were much easier to sail. Fast and fun.

FARR 38 boat details - BoatPoint Australia
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With the current exchange rates and your budget go to the States, if you don't want to sail it back, stick it on the Dockwise ship in Florida and pick it up in Brisbane.
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With the current exchange rates and your budget go to the States, if you don't want to sail it back, stick it on the Dockwise ship in Florida and pick it up in Brisbane.
Yes I can see the point of the US.

Time is a major issue for the next 6 months to go shopping
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Yes I can see the point of the US.

Time is a major issue for the next 6 months to go shopping
So you are delaying buying for 6 months?
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Hi Boracay

No, I don't plan to delay. If I could find the right boat tomorrow I would buy it without hesitation.

I don't think I have the time to go to the USA right now for the few weeks it would take to get organized and shipped.

Hope that makes sense.
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What type of boats have you looked at in NZ?
hi again,
i've looked at all sorts of crap asking outrageous prices !!!...everybody tells me (the brokers...)that they're "good NZ boats" solid,sea worthy,blablabla...the truth is that they are tired old boring traditional boats in the bad sense...you can close you eyes and go through them without problem: they all have the same layout.you'd swear the perfect cruising boat was invented 30 years ago !!!...same skinny forpeak ,same engine access(lack of...),same old basic caravan without the headroom (i'm 6'2)...and the stale smell of 30 years of "real sailing"...plenty of them here,doesn't matter the designer,there's only one mold!
i'm now looking at 43 DUFOUR, 393BENETEAU, 42 JEANNEAU (ex moorings charter"with actual cabines , cockpit tables and heads that look like proper toilets !!...luxuries...and 2001 (this century !)...and at least 50 ks cheaper than the elephants you can buy here!...they just don't have these here so you can't even compare them...
but of course,you've got to go and get them...
let me know if you are considering a joint shopping trip;i'll be in it !!!...
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Thanks Ici

I do love listening to "broker speak"

I don't think I have that sort of trip up my sleeve right now but look forward to seeing photos of your acquisition in due course.
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Yeah I've looked at boats in NZ they're nice if you like traditional timber lines etc.
Price wise I personally didn't consider it worthwhile, but that was for a Young 88 which are a bit light for a Tasman crossing.
Now I'm two weeks and counting away from picking up our 2004 FP cat in the Caribbean and I believe it is a very worthwhile exercise.
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Hi dragon lady and thanks for the info. Good luck with the FP sounds like a great adventure.
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G'day! - (I hope you'll be hearing that alot soon)

I might have a yacht you'd be interested in.
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Hi Jonathon - My husband and I avoided the 'broker' speak by looking privately and did it in NZ. I have to agree that a lot of the boats we looked at in NZ were very tired and over priced but we did find the one we wanted eventually. We actually found her on Trade Me. It's not a perfect site by any stretch of the imagination but there is plenty to look at so try that site too.

So keep your chin up - the right one is out there! Sadly ours is back on the market now and we have found David Bray in Pittwater to be enthusiastic and he appears to listen to what people want to buy. He has only shown our girl to people who are genuinely looking at our sort of yacht so we haven't been subjected to tire kickers. So maybe try them with a list of your wants? Good luck and if we hear of anything that fits for you we will let you know.
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Hi, yes Trade me is clunky but you do tend to hit the "better boats"

Had a long association with Rod at David Bray Yachts. I agree he is good at finding things (and selling them) he is hunting right now for me.

Appreciate the feedback. Chin is up, its the pavement that keeps moving!
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Hi, yes Trade me is clunky but you do tend to hit the "better boats"

Had a long association with Rod at David Bray Yachts. I agree he is good at finding things (and selling them) he is hunting right now for me.

Appreciate the feedback. Chin is up, its the pavement that keeps moving!
Hi Johnathon - how is the search going? Did you find anything at all? We are currently in NZ and will be going back up to Gulf Harbour within the next month or so so if you do see something you like (ish) we may be able to pop in and take a quick look for you and tell you if it worth the flight over for you. Hope this helps. R and F
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Hi Johnathon - how is the search going? Did you find anything at all? We are currently in NZ and will be going back up to Gulf Harbour within the next month or so so if you do see something you like (ish) we may be able to pop in and take a quick look for you and tell you if it worth the flight over for you. Hope this helps. R and F
Wow, that is exactly why I love this forum!

Thanks R & F. I had found something but not to be.

There is an s & s floating around but the owner is a little non communicative at present

Thanks again.
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