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Old 02-03-2011, 16:42   #361
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I have been following this thread for a while and and like you I have an opinion. When you suggest something based on personnal experience and that same advice has been expressed numerous times on other threads to do with yacht purchase and the reply is basicly that they know better it does tell you something. When you ask for advice it is smart to listen and not tell the contributer that they know better. To most on this forum buying a yacht is a large outlay that you do not want to get wrong. For many there life savings or a large part is on the line, sell the house car etc. Yes much of the info has been good and even though I have done it I am still hoping to pick up some short cuts or anything to make my next purchase run even smoother.
Perhaps at cat

Is a great thread to follow.
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Perhaps at cat

Is a great thread to follow.
Cats and water don't mix well.
Ever tossed one in?
Probably why they're so damned fast across the top!
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Downunder, I have just spent a month looking at nearly all of the listed and unlisted yachts for sale in Langkawi and Phuket.
If you need any comments about my recent observations I would be pleased to help with photos and prices of the yachts i did not buy but inspected? There were a couple of monhull cruisers that stood out.
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I don't know who went shopping in Paris but, for those who are interested getting to the Caribbean via Paris is the most direct and easiest way to get to the FWI where the cheap boats are.
I'm in St Martin at the moment and the size and amount of boats is mind blowing.
As for importing a boat, all I can say is I would do it again.
The Australian authorities have just emailed to say everything is ready to go with my rego, so thumbs up to them they are great people.
As for the French that's another matter but I'll get canned again if I say anything.
Thanks for the info about Bundy.
Please keep inputing to this great thread.
Air France I presume.... they are good are they not...
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Downunder, I have just spent a month looking at nearly all of the listed and unlisted yachts for sale in Langkawi and Phuket.
If you need any comments about my recent observations I would be pleased to help with photos and prices of the yachts i did not buy but inspected? There were a couple of monhull cruisers that stood out.
Cheers from Keith.
Keith,
It's unlikely you would have looked at the style of boat I'm interested in,
but on the off chance, did you see much in the way of china clippers?
Vagabond 47, Formosa 51, Hudson/Hardin Force 50.
Also maybe Ta Chiao CT54, Hans Christian 48.
Im familiar with their shortcomings but any other comments would be appreciated.
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Air France I presume.... they are good are they not...
Boatman... what are you doing on this thread. That new disguise doesn't fool anyone... we know you're not that good looking.
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Downunder, I have just spent a month looking at nearly all of the listed and unlisted yachts for sale in Langkawi and Phuket.
If you need any comments about my recent observations I would be pleased to help with photos and prices of the yachts i did not buy but inspected? There were a couple of monhull cruisers that stood out.
Cheers from Keith.
I for one would be interested in your observations as this is not an area we hear much about
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And they would be interesting observations in the Monohull thread I am sure.
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Ahoy Vic, saw a nice 55' overall formosa in rebak, noel's yacht, for 124K us, lots of teak, have pics and contact.
Also a nice KP44 , harmonica,in yacht haven for 110K usd, very good, lots of new gear and repainted hull, have pics.
Several clipper style yachts at Ao Charon, but old and pricey.
A lovely valiant 40' for 115K usd, shiny as a new pin!
One small hc 44', non of the others, lots of those older teaky yachts have termites!
saw another 60' formosa type at rebak for offers, but full of termites, a great looking yacht!
Let me know if you need further info?
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Ooops, I will get off!! C u later factor.
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What should be the protocol here?

It came as a total surprise to me to suddenly realise this thread is in the Multihull area, I'd never even noticed that. And I'd guess that to be the case with Keith too.

It appears to have morphed somewhat into a great information source for bringing a boat of any type into Australia.

Is it maybe time to see if the thread can be relocated into a more general information area that covers both configurations?

What does everyone think, particularly Reefer who started it?

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What should be the protocol here?

It came as a total surprise to me to suddenly realise this thread is in the Multihull area, I'd never even noticed that. And I'd guess that to be the case with Keith too.

It appears to have morphed somewhat into a great information source for bringing a boat of any type into Australia.

Is it maybe time to see if the thread can be relocated into a more general information area that covers both configurations?

What does everyone think, particularly Reefer who started it?

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Do you really think if it was the other way around the mono guys would care, I doubt it.
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Downunder, I have just spent a month looking at nearly all of the listed and unlisted yachts for sale in Langkawi and Phuket.
If you need any comments about my recent observations I would be pleased to help with photos and prices of the yachts i did not buy but inspected? There were a couple of monhull cruisers that stood out.
Cheers from Keith.
Keith, thanks for the offer but I am definitely going down the catamaran route. As a diver the access to dingy and water is perfect. Don't mind at all observing monos as your SE Asia info is certainly up to the minute stuff.

Hope to have a beer with you sometime down the track.

If you see any usefull looking cats on your travels please post. I get the impression meyermm is also looking for a cat.

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Dragon Lady thanks for the report and please keep us updated; unforeseen hurdles leapt are of great interest to those of us that are still in the armchair phase.

Boatman has gone all cute and furry. Should we be alarmed, or just alert?
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Boatman... what are you doing on this thread. That new disguise doesn't fool anyone... we know you're not that good looking.
LOL.... VirtuVag..... I'm that rare breed that likes both Cats and Mono's... also info in all forms from all over is always useful down the line...

Ocean Groove.... no need to be alarmed mate... just be a lert...
We need more Lerts on CF.....
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