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Old 24-11-2011, 18:30   #1
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Chartering Advice

Hi All,

I have just booked a bareboat charter on a new L421 in the Whitsundays (Queensland Australia) and very excited about it!

The 421 looks great and should be well suited to us for our 7 days of cruising. Our group consists of myself (the only "experienced" sailor) my fiance and two other couples.

I was just wanting to gloat because I am excited to be getting back on a boat after having sold my small ketch last year and now only getting to crew on weekends on other peoples boats... Boo!

More importantly I was wondering if anyone had any advice on the L421 that I should keep in mind. I am obviously aware it is what it is (a large luxurious lounge room strapped to two pontoons) and that the sail package on board will be limited, but realistically, horses for courses it should let us put around the whitsudays for 8 days in ease and comfort shouldn't it?

It does look like the boat has fairly high windage so good anchoring technique will be important and with a crew with limited experience (and me being new to the boat) I will defenitely not be pushing hard at all.

Any thoughts or comments on the L421 in these sorts of conditions> Anything I should be considering?

Thanks All

Tom
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Old 25-11-2011, 01:21   #2
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Re: Chartering Advice

should be awesome...can I come?
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Yeah now worries Monte - Jump aboard. Payment is in beer and I do NOT accept that cheap knock-off import stuff or Crownies. Coopers Pale Ale only!
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Re: Chartering Advice

How was it? What was your impression of the 421? Was this a hybrid, or diesel? If hybrid, how did that work out?

Have you sailed a 410? I'm curious how these two boats, having equal beam but enormously different interior spaces, compare in terms of sailability.
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