things still happening. Sorry if I sound cryptic but I don't want to jinx myself. Was up the Whitsundays all week and did a visual inspection and a test sail. Blowing solid 25 knots gusting 30's. First reef in main and full head
sail out. No weather helm
on any point of sail and no indication of being overpowered what so ever. No wave slapping and easy to sail. Bonus was finding it a had an electric winch
for the main which was not listed in the itinerary. Boat has been surveyed but just waiting for final report. Christmas
may get in the way as things tend to go a bit slow but that's life.
. Will keep everyone updated as things progress.
In regards to buying a boat overseas it can turn out to be more expensive once you have to pay taxes
duties etc and as the Aussie dollar is dropping its only going to get more expensive.