Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 07-05-2006, 13:51   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Singapore
Boat: Westsail 32
Posts: 79
Images: 3
N aussie refit locale

We're planning on our first major refit since leaving Seattle this fall in Aussie. We'd previously talked about just heading through the Torres and over to Darwin. After corresponding with a couple local yards seems like this location would suit our needs.

However, a friend recently raised the question of cost, as Darwin is a bit farther removed than other big Aussie ports.

We're now also considering doing this work in Cairns. Any Aussies have an opinion on services avail v. cost for these two ports?

At a minimum we're planning:
- replace bowsprit and boomkin (with whatever is close to Douglas Fir in Oz)
- replace six more stays
- have a new dodger built. new sailcovers as well.
- Engine work: replace heat exchanger, possibly fresh water pump.
- lots of other little things

cheers, --Warren
SY Mico Verde
micoverde is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2006, 16:24   #2
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Tasmania
Boat: VandeStadt IOR 40' - Insatiable
Posts: 2,316
Images: 91
I would suggest that Cairns will be better, have better facilities, cheaper, ertc. also, you should check out the height of high/low tides areound Darwin - you might get a bit of a surprise!
Weyalan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2006, 16:38   #3
Bob Norson

Posts: n/a
Neither Cairns nor Darwin are noted for cheap though both will have the talent and facility. Your Douglass fir will be imported ask for "Oregon" and that will ne what you want I believe. If you looking to save money on a sizable refit, Bundeburg and Maryborough are going to be less on labour and material, probably much less, but well off your course... but maybe worth it.

Always good to see a yank boat in the harbours.. welcome!


  Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Greetings from Aussie Setia Meets & Greets 2 16-08-2003 02:27

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:16.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.