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Old 09-11-2012, 18:11   #1
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Ahoy from Tasmania, Australia

I have been a closet cf stalker for a few years, whilst secretly gleaning information on choosing the right yacht fro me.
We have recently purchased a huon pine hull motor sailer, and are very happy with her. It is funny that throughout the whole search process I was looking mainly at production boats (compass, top hat, cavalier) here in Australia, and only fiberglass.
How is it that a yacht can catch your eye and then steal your heart in the process go against everything you had on your checklist??

We have taken her to sea as we bring her to her new home port, and she is a very safe and comfortable boat, and sails not too badly.

Finally I can start making some contributions on here as opposed to armchair dreaming!!
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Old 09-11-2012, 18:51   #2
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Re: Ahoy from Tasmania, Australia

She looks really nice from the pictures. From the haning view she's got nice, clean lines. You're going to have to do more sailing than motoring so you can call it a sailer/motor.
If my plans all go accordingly I'll be sailing Chasing Summer in those waters in 3-6 years.
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Old 09-11-2012, 19:10   #3
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Re: Ahoy from Tasmania, Australia

Well done, Matilda, and we wish you the joy of your new yacht.

Where is your home port? The one pic looks a bit like Kettering, another perhaps in Port Arthur, but not very many clues there!

We hope to return once again this coming summer... perhaps we'll share an anchorage sometime.

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Congratulations on the new boat mate
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Old 09-11-2012, 21:39   #5
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Well done, Matilda, and we wish you the joy of your new yacht.

Where is your home port? The one pic looks a bit like Kettering, another perhaps in Port Arthur, but not very many clues there!

We hope to return once again this coming summer... perhaps we'll share an anchorage sometime.

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Good spotting! Yes, the one at the marina is indeed Kettering, where we purchased her. We have taken a few trips around Bruny and the channel. Our last cruise took us to Nubeena - Norfolk Bay - Dunalley - Maria Island - Triabunna. She is on a mooring there until next week. We are heading to her new home port of Gravelly Beach, Tamar River via Freycinet - St. Helens - Banks Strait.
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Here's some more pictures of her and where she has taken us.
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Re: Ahoy from Tasmania, Australia

She looks a beauty! Huon Pine is one of the best boat building timbers in the world and she's sure to be sea kindly with her long keel and solid build.

Congratulations and happy sailing.....
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She looks a beauty! Huon Pine is one of the best boat building timbers in the world and she's sure to be sea kindly with her long keel and solid build.

Congratulations and happy sailing.....
She handled very well in a 4-5 mtr swell heading to Nubeena. Not so well when we had had 1-2 mtr short and choppy sea. At 11 ton she goes through the waves!

Its great having the enclosed cockpit and aft cabin having a young family.

I noticed you hail from Helensburgh. Im originally from Thirroul.
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Re: Ahoy from Tasmania, Australia

Welcome to the forum Matilda! Very nice vessel. I got to spend some time down around Dover a few years ago, love the place. We also got to attend the wooden boat show in Hobart.
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No small boat likes short & choppy seas! No fun...... but through the waves is a lot better than tossed about by the waves

So when did you move from Thirroulawatu (as my mate calls it) to Tassy? I lived in Thirroul for 10 years and have been living in the Northern Suburbs of the 'Gong for about 23 years now.

We have some good friends who moved from Otford to Tassy also 2 years ago.
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Congratulations Matilda! We loved our time in Tassie last summer - you are so spoiled for great cruising down there! sigh....
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Welcome to the forum Matilda! Very nice vessel. I got to spend some time down around Dover a few years ago, love the place. We also got to attend the wooden boat show in Hobart.
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Welcome aboard Matilda, Love your new boat, and love the people who are prepared to put the work in to beautiful timber boats - especially Huon pine.

I feel like we are almost neighbours, we are just across the paddock at Port Fairy - call in for a coffee if you have a spare Saturday arvo!!!!!!

Cheers Marie and Ian
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No small boat likes short & choppy seas! No fun...... but through the waves is a lot better than tossed about by the waves

So when did you move from Thirroulawatu (as my mate calls it) to Tassy? I lived in Thirroul for 10 years and have been living in the Northern Suburbs of the 'Gong for about 23 years now.

We have some good friends who moved from Otford to Tassy also 2 years ago.
Moved to Tassy 7 years ago now.
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Re: Ahoy from Tasmania, Australia

You are a horrible person Matilda, i always said that i would NEVER buy another wooden boat. But yours i just showed to my lady and she said "how lovely is that? Huon pine, i bet it smells so nice" Oh Oh!

Hope you are proud of her, you should be.

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