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Old 06-06-2013, 01:41   #16
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Re: Sydney to Melbourne Yacht Delivery - Info?

I think i'll put in a $20k offer on this one:
Used COMPASS 28 Boat For Sale - boatpoint.com.au
Re-motored, new standing and running rigging, recent survey (no osmosis found), needs a good scrub.
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Re: Sydney to Melbourne Yacht Delivery - Info?

Before you do, I would suggest that boat could possibly NOT be a Compass 28, but it's predecessor the Northerner 28. The two tone cabin is usually a good sign. I could be wrong, but I would certainly do a check because the Northerner is not worth as much on the market. Do not wish to rain on your parade, just do not want you to get bitten.

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I think i'll put in a $20k offer on this one:
Used COMPASS 28 Boat For Sale - boatpoint.com.au
Re-motored, new standing and running rigging, recent survey (no osmosis found), needs a good scrub.
Another thing going for the Compass, is there is a great owners group. They are all very keen to help and share information. When I owned a one I met some lovely people that have become lifelong friends. we have all moved on and are living the dream in larger boats. You really can't go wrong, if the survey is good, and the 18hp yanmah is a real bonus.

Here is the groups web site. http://compassyachts.info/web/

Good luck.
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Before you do, I would suggest that boat could possibly NOT be a Compass 28, but it's predecessor the Northerner 28. The two tone cabin is usually a good sign. I could be wrong, but I would certainly do a check because the Northerner is not worth as much on the market. Do not wish to rain on your parade, just do not want you to get bitten.

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Good point, I remember Magpie, but I'm not sure if its a northerner or compass. Geoff Rabeal from the compass group will know.
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Good info, thanks.

Many of the ads state the hull year, but not this one, which could be a deliberate oversight.

That said, new motor and rigging is appealing, and if the survey comes in with no osmosis then I suppose the boat's age is immaterial.

I'll have a natter with the owners' group and see what's what.

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Re: Sydney to Melbourne Yacht Delivery - Info?

Having trouble joining the Compass Google group to use their discussion forum.
When i click on the "join group" the message comes up instantly "you do not have permission to join this group".
The message is so instantaneous that it must be a Google thing, not a moderator thing.
Anyone know what i'm missing?
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Having trouble joining the Compass Google group to use their discussion forum.
When i click on the "join group" the message comes up instantly "you do not have permission to join this group".
The message is so instantaneous that it must be a Google thing, not a moderator thing.
Anyone know what i'm missing?
Did you try this page?

http://compassyachts.info/web/index....&view=register

Let me know how you go.
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Ah ha!

No, hadn't seen it. I've registered now, but yet to receive the activation email.

Thanks.
I'll let you know how i go.
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Offer accepted, I put a $2k deposit down yesterday on Magpie.
Survey next Thursday, test sail after that.
Getting excited...
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Offer accepted, I put a $2k deposit down yesterday on Magpie.
Survey next Thursday, test sail after that.
Getting excited...
Congratulations, I hope the survey is acceptable. We never regretted owning a Compass 28. In fact all 3 boats we have owned have been Australian made!
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Normanby so will you bring it back to Melbourne is how, where will you moor? Nice little boat subject to survey
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Yep, she'll be brought here to Melbourne.


Haven't decided how just yet. I'd love to sail her but the most I've sailed in one stretch before is about 30 hours, so I'm a little apprehensive about such a trip.

Perhaps I can spend a month in Sinny doing sea trials so I don't have any nasty surprises on the trip.

The quote I've gotten from a trucking company to bring her down is $3,300, plus the slipping, mast removal, and re-launch. Big bikkies, but might be the simplest option.

Once here, I'll take a pontoon mooring at Williamstown for a month or so, before either finding somewhere cheaper, or perhaps even moving to Devonport, Tassie.

I'm a member of the Mersey Yacht Club in Devonport and my pontoon berth there costs only $650 per year.

It all depends on work and parenting obligations, and how soon I can wash my hands of both...
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If you have the time, you can day hop the NSW coast down to Eden from Sydney. I'm not sure about Victorian coast. I've done the NSW coast several times, admittedly our summer is the best time to head south.
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Thanks. If I were to sail her home it would be in about September.

Is that a good/bad/indifferent time of year for such a trip?

I was thinking of day sailing, as you say, as much as possible. And from Eden it might be better to go to somewhere in the Furneaux group rather than trying to get all the way from Eden to Refuge Cove in one go.

Thoughts from those who've done it?
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Eden to Lakes Entrance is what we usually do.

The current from Eden to Gabo Island will be with you and from there to Lakes or refuge cove you may have a very slight one against you. Lakes bar is a pain to go in at night though
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