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Old 20-03-2011, 18:44   #46
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Nice boat but looks a tad cosy from a fairly narrow beam??
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Old 20-03-2011, 19:49   #47
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I've spent a fair bit of time racing a Stewart 34 and never really thought of it as narrow beam, but then racing isn't cruising. The Stewart 34s were a very active racing class in Auckland and were used, among other things, for match racing with several lead up events resulting in international match racing with invited skippers and crews. In harbour racing the boats get pushed hard and being masthead rig they are reasonably easily handled even without a full crew (usual crew size was 6-7 bods).

An older (somewhat classic) hull shape, but this one is a relatively new example with many mods for cruising comfort.

Trademe may have some other NZ boats that fit your criteria ... might be worth having a poke around there?
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Jonathon....have a look at this one in Tassie. It's called Lillias and can be found at the Boat Brokers of Tasmania website. I don't know how to do the link. I think you like things a little traditional/quirky. I have met the owner/builder of this. It is like furniture. He worked out in the Pacific for some years (teaching I think) and saw the locals go out into very rough weather (and come back) in boats like this, so he built one in Hobart. Bit smaller and cheaper than you've been looking at, but a very seaworthy boat beautifully built (and no I have no interest in it).
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Old 20-03-2011, 20:01   #49
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Re: I'm done kissing frogs.

How about something like this?

Humphries 38

Try having a search ont he Gulf Group website .... I'm sure there are a few boats that might fit your criteria and if you can line up several to look at all at once, it might be worth hopping the ditch for a weekend.
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Old 20-03-2011, 20:22   #51
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Re: I'm done kissing frogs.

Thanks for all the tips, I will trawl through them tonight.

Always makes me feel better on this forum

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What about us poor frogs?

Jonathon - you should try being the frog. I've had my perfectly good 30 year old Compass 29 sloop on the market for 6 months at a price that is so cheap that if it doesn't sell by the time my new boats gets here, I'm going to make someones day and give it to them. Most comparible boats are on the market at 33 - 40K for ones in my condition. I tell them everything about it so as not to waste my time and theirs and when they get here they want to offer me $15K. So when kissing frogs, just remember, we all have feelings.

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If you must have an overpriced wooden boat I caught a glimpse of a new Tayana 42 out of San Diego for $186k, but it could have been my imagination...
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And this one on the same page; lucky Bass Strait's between us 'cause it'd be sooo hard to resist: Boats for Sale :: Tasmania :: Sail :: Power :: Boat Brokers of Tasmania

PS Jonathon123: none of the Quin tips took your fancy?
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All of these are plastic. Wooden boats are like elephants - I like looking at them but I wouldn't want to own one.

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I don't recall any Davies yacht designers or builders ...
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Re: I'm done kissing frogs.

I think part of the problem is in that innocuous little statement on your criteria list--

"... needing some work is ok...."

Try requiring 'sailing and cruise ready' instead. (You'll still get the 'needing some work' part anyway but it's less apt to be as much... hopefully.... maybe.....)

'some work' leaves a wide range of in its definition and essentially 'gives permission' for it not to be quite so, ahem, perfect. Just sayin'.
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And this one on the same page; lucky Bass Strait's between us 'cause it'd be sooo hard to resist: Boats for Sale :: Tasmania :: Sail :: Power :: Boat Brokers of Tasmania

PS Jonathon123: none of the Quin tips took your fancy?
Hi and thanks

I am really looking for "the boat" which I know makes it difficult.

The Tas boats are nice but a bit motorsailor for me

the Quinns boats were a bit ex IOR for me and having raced IOR for 10 odd years not where I want to go.

"the boat" has a classic look (the swan S & S style) with good sea ability (I live 90 miles from a navigable harbour, there is a little cove to keep the boat in but most sailing will be coastal with some ocean work up to the islands etc)
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I think part of the problem is in that innocuous little statement on your criteria list--

"... needing some work is ok...."

Try requiring 'sailing and cruise ready' instead. (You'll still get the 'needing some work' part anyway but it's less apt to be as much... hopefully.... maybe.....)

'some work' leaves a wide range of in its definition and essentially 'gives permission' for it not to be quite so, ahem, perfect. Just sayin'.
Yes - very good point
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Ok, here is one I found this morning in a feel good moment:

1982 Davies 12m Yacht Power Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

Thoughts?

Anyone from New Zealand know the boat?

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