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Old 09-04-2011, 12:23   #106
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Just in order to improve my English language : what do you mean by the expression : " I'm done kissing frogs." ?
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The saying has nothing to do with a derogatory term for the French. It's based on the children's story "The Princess and the Frog"
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Old 09-04-2011, 12:36   #107
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Jacques,
The saying has nothing to do with a derogatory term for the French. It's based on the children's story "The Princess and the Frog"
LOL. I hadn't even thought of that context.
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Old 09-04-2011, 12:42   #108
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Don1500 and Lancerbye,
Thanks for your answers.... I wasn't very anxious, just curious.. I, of course, know the meaning of the term "frog" in another context..., but on this thread I really did not understand !
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Old 09-04-2011, 16:45   #109
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Re: I'm Done Kissing Frogs.

Hi Jacques,

It probably is somewhat obscure a reference but reflected the foul mood I was in at the time. So bad that I had to go back to nursery stories to calm down.

Feeling much better now.
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Old 09-04-2011, 17:05   #110
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Thanks dragon lady

In no special order

I am looking for a 36 - 40ft timber or grp monohull.

Prefer to avoid teak deck

Must have 2 quarter berths and useable V berth for 2 adults and two children

A "classic style" rather than modern production

Aft cockpit

Sloop or cutter rig

Some double Enders ok but prefer a stern

Needing some work is ok (varnishing, clean up etc)

Mainly coastal cruising, some day sailing

Fin or full keel

Wheel or tiller

Anything from the Perry, Crealock kind of stable really attract me but am not just looking for there boats


Budget: prefer less than $120k Aus but for the right boat up to 180k
Nice looking CSY 44 for sale here at Newcastle. Not sure if it is a bit overpriced, but have recently having voyaged it is ready to go and should not empty your pockets. Likewise, I regularly pass the dealer and to date have not seen them selling "junk" (but who knows?)

The configuration and construction might not be exactly what you are after, but again it looks good. A mate whose partner does want to go caravaning was admiring her the other day!

Newcastle Yachting - USED csy44

Otherwise, I have been seeing some real classics at decent prices in the UK etc in Classic Boat and Wooden Boat mags. I would just hate to travel that far and have your bad experiences happen.

In passing, I did see a really nice GRP boat in Manly QLD twelve months ago. It was nearly exactly what you are looking for at about $60,000 also sailed from America. Wonder if has been bought or is just another "lemon"?
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Old 09-04-2011, 22:27   #111
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Hi Jacques,

It probably is somewhat obscure a reference but reflected the foul mood I was in at the time. So bad that I had to go back to nursery stories to calm down.

Feeling much better now.
The term is usually used by a woman describing most men.
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Dragon Lady, in an earlier post you said "there are telltale signs in photos...". Would you please share some of those and save us "lookers" some time ? Thank you.
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Dragon Lady, in an earlier post you said "there are telltale signs in photos...". Would you please share some of those and save us "lookers" some time ? Thank you.
Sure these are signs of a neglected boat not necessarily a bad boat, bearing mind I was looking at boats less than 10 years old so if they have been looked after they would present quite well, on older boats some of this stuff is harder to avoid.

  • crazed windows, easy to see if the sun is shining through from behind.
  • tatty sails
  • rusty rigging
  • frayed cushions
  • messy interiors( it amazes me how many people post pics of their boat in a mess.
  • water stains inside.
  • damaged flooring.
  • growth on the water line.
It's true all this stuff can be fixed but if someone presents a boat for sale in with these things visible on internet pics, what will you find when you get there and see it in the flesh.
Some people say a picture tells a thousand lies which can be true, but today's digital cameras can also be very discerning.

I spend a bit of time at work looking at pictures of damaged aircraft and their components, sometimes the pic aren't too good and we need to have more taken but most of the time they're pretty good and they come from the good old iphone most of the time.
Happy hunting I hope this helps.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, leonsmith.
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Thanks GordMay. I've been lurking for years but never felt the need to post before :-) I really do appreciate all of the knowledge and experience here very much. Thanks DragonLady for the tips. I own several rental homes and I've bought and sold a few. So I agree with you on everything. If there are things that look ugly when something is for sale, it could mean a lot of things including illness, age, etc. which is nobody's fault. But if its a vehicle someone has been living in or claims to be using regularly and it looks neglected, warning bells should ring.

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