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Old 05-05-2015, 23:40   #16
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Thanks Hoppy, The Jeanneau 40 would have been a good option potentially but it has been sold unfortunately. (Would it kill a broker to put a sold sign up)
It did seem a rather obvious boat and a surprise if you hadn't found it. Pretty useless of the broker.

Have you considered buying OS and getting boaty to deliver it? I'm sure a 100K purchase can be delivered and taxed within your budget and we can all enjoy watching his Spot

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Old 06-05-2015, 01:24   #17
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I would say a salar 40 isn't my "thing" but i do have a friend who has one, quiet enjoy sailing it but I don't think owning one is for me.

You obviously enjoy your Jeanneau 40 I gather??

Buying OS is something I spoke to Boatman about not so long ago, yes, it would be amusing listening to all the stories about the gales he is stuck in on my boat, mmm, perhaps only amusing to other people. But seriously, the dollar just isn't that strong that it would be viable.

thanks for the suggestions though, very much appreciated
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Old 06-05-2015, 02:28   #18
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I would say a salar 40 isn't my "thing" but i do have a friend who has one, quiet enjoy sailing it but I don't think owning one is for me.

You obviously enjoy your Jeanneau 40 I gather??

Buying OS is something I spoke to Boatman about not so long ago, yes, it would be amusing listening to all the stories about the gales he is stuck in on my boat, mmm, perhaps only amusing to other people. But seriously, the dollar just isn't that strong that it would be viable.

thanks for the suggestions though, very much appreciated
It's my fathers, I had to try

I hope it does not sell. I'm moving aboard my SO40 soon to cruise the med for the next couple of years, but I will probably go back to Melbourne for a visit in the northern winter and wouldn't mind taking it to Tassie (being in Hobart to watch the S2H fleet arrive would be cool).

I love my SO40. Perfect size for soloing (does not stop me dreaming of bigger). The twin helms are great a I can comfortably sit on the rail steering without a stretch and have a clear walkway.

Whilst the AUD has taken a huge dive compared to the USD, it's still at 2010 levels against the EURO and at that time Aussies were already flocking to Europe to buy boats and if you pay Boaty in Euro, you are fine. It won't be the bargain as it was in 2012 but still it will be good value.
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Old 14-05-2015, 19:00   #19
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Re: Looking to buy an Aussie Boat

It appears james after 4 years that I know of you still haven't found your dream boat and your variables keep changing, so either your are a dreamer or the most fastidious buyer out there, my comment should come as no surprise considering our past.
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Old 14-05-2015, 19:34   #20
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It appears james after 4 years that I know of you still haven't found your dream boat and your variables keep changing, so either your are a dreamer or the most fastidious buyer out there, my comment should come as no surprise considering our past.
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Wayne, I don't have a clue who you are, I have no interest in your opinion of my boat buying skills or lack thereof (as you observe). Life is constantly changing, I am sorry if my boat buying skills have in some unknown way affected you.

I have an idea, get over it! Whatever "it" is.

Good luck Wayne with your islander 36, enjoy your sailing and stop trolling your way through my post!

Meanwhile I will take as much or as little time as I wish buying a boat.
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Re: Looking to buy an Aussie Boat

Nothing wrong with dreaming, however it's some stage good to wake up and go out there and BUY one ⛵️
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Old 14-05-2015, 19:54   #22
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Nothing wrong with dreaming, however it's some stage good to wake up and go out there and BUY one ⛵️
I agree, unfortunately personal illness and as a result changing criteria, have kept me dreaming a bit longer than I thought possible.

Onwards and upwards now.
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Mate, I was dreaming for 6 years and now I have my dream boat. Yacht is in Gold Coast and I am in Adelaide and still stuck with rat race. If I was smart I should had done things differently but whole 'boat disease' is a journey and planning and looking into things is also fun ⛵️��
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Absolutely it is fun Sepeteus. At least for the most part, being stuck in the rat race can really take it out of you. I hope at least you have set a date to sail off and in the meantime enjoy as much as possible. A Swan 57 certainly sounds like she is worth enjoying.
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Old 17-05-2015, 10:12   #25
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Our old boat, 'Orpailleur', a 1991 Hunter Legend 43 is up for sale in Townsville. We lived on her for 6 years and sailed from Florida to Townsville - a great boat for the money and a spacious live aboard. I think the owner is asking $150k.


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Re: Looking to buy an Aussie Boat

G'day, Mate. I still have my well kept Mason 53 here in New Zealand that is available for you, or any one else looking for getting on with the dream, to have a close look at. She's fully imported to New Zealand, which means, she can sail in and out of New Zealand as often as one wants and can also keep it here as well as long as one wants, without paying any taxes!! She's on a nice marina berth for only $550 /month NZD in one of the top cruising areas of the world. Let me know if you want any other information. Pics are in my album on my profile page if you want to have a look again. All the best, James. Cheers.
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Did you see the Benne on Yacht Hub in Tin can Bay - may be worth a look.
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