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Old 21-03-2010, 00:53   #1
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G'day from SW NZ

Hello all,

Great forum. Im a 27 yr old bloke from Milford Sound, NZ. Me and the mrs are finding the cruising dream is keeping us awake longer at night more and more.
So far the plan is buy a small proven vessel and visit the Pacific Islands during our off season at work (june-september) to see whether we float well or not. I skipper a 60ft motor vessel for a living, taking tourists on sightseeing trip. We also own a 28ft launch on one of the lakes here that we spend a fair bit of time on. Haven't been sailing since sea scouts though, hoping to pick things up along the way.

Whaddya reckon, worth a go or just dreaming?

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Old 21-03-2010, 04:41   #2
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Can't help with you question but welcome aboard anyway and heading north from MS would be a good way to warm up a bit in winter .

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Old 21-03-2010, 06:53   #3
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Hi There

Sounds like a plan, all great ideas start as dreams! Go for it and will see you there.

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Old 21-03-2010, 12:43   #4
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Give it a go Sport...
Whatya got to lose....
Sounds like a plans coming to the boil.......
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Old 22-03-2010, 14:26   #5
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Better sitting on the boat dreaming of a hot bath at home, than sitting at home in your bath and dreaming of your boat.
Definately worth going for - and a top plan to see if it really suits you both before any serious step.
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Swagman said it well.
Aloha and welcome aboard! Good to have you here.
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when im old i would like to say im glad i did that&not i wished i did that
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Old 15-04-2010, 22:46   #8
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Yeah a really good idea, there are lost of boats on the market capable of doing the islands. It depends on what you can afford or want. It is a buyers market in NZ and has been for quite a while. I know of a Lidguard 38 that has been all over the pacific and has all the gear needed for cat 1. The boat is in Whangarei and owner lives in Mataura not too far from you. email me at <> and I can give you his email address if your interested

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