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Old 19-03-2012, 17:25   #1
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Greetings from Aus

Hi there fellow forum members,

This is my first post and hopefully not the last. We, Wife, kids (3,5) and I are in the process of buying a 48' yacht. We are currently in Melbourne and in the process of relocating to Sydney for warmer weather and better access to sailing grounds.

The end plan being a cruise along the east coast to the Whitsunday isles as a minimum and hopefully a south pacific island trip. I'm sure I'll be asking plenty of questions over the coming year or two about equipment and general cruising knowledge.

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Old 19-03-2012, 17:40   #2
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G'day, mate. Welcome aboard from the other side of the Tasman. All the best with the new lifestyle. Cheers.
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Old 19-03-2012, 17:46   #3
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Hey!

How very exciting! I bet you are all bursting with anticipation - a 40+ footer and better weather is one fine dangling carrot waiting at the end of a relocation.

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Old 19-03-2012, 18:03   #4
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It sure helps and thanks for the welcome to both of you.

We lived in NZ for two years. Infact that was where our oldest was born.
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Old 19-03-2012, 19:07   #5
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Hi Jim and Welcome from WA, I'm from Echuca. May be We will catch up in North Queensland. Have fun.
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Old 19-03-2012, 23:56   #6
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Kia Ora and welcome. We spend time on both sides of the ditch. Love it
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Old 20-03-2012, 00:57   #7
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Hi there fellow forum members,

We are currently in Melbourne and in the process of relocating to Sydney for warmer weather and better access to sailing grounds.

The end plan being a cruise along the east coast to the Whitsunday isles as a minimum and hopefully a south pacific island trip. I'm sure I'll be asking plenty of questions over the coming year or two about equipment and general cruising knowledge.

Jim
Hi and welcome from Sydney. This summer the weather has been no better than Melbourne
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Old 20-03-2012, 01:32   #8
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Welcome from QLD. See ya up the coast a bit
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Old 20-03-2012, 01:49   #9
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Hi and welcome from Gosford.. remember to wave as you travel past.

Good time to be leaving. The Stiff Nor-easters have all but gone around here.
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Ok. I take that back. I just looked at the forecast.. out of 4 days, 3 are NE.. go figure.
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Welcome JBH.

Another cruiser heading north. I'll have the place to myself soon.

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Old 22-03-2012, 01:12   #12
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Thanks for the comments. We finalize the boat purchase tomorrow. First job is a new coat of antifoul.
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Old 25-03-2012, 05:26   #13
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Welcome Jim

Hi Jim welcome to the forum lots of Aussie,s here As for myself I,m also located in Melbourne but keep my Beneteau Oceanis 390 in Sydney I,m always interested to meet n chat with others with like minded sailing and cruiseing interests... I wish you well with your blue water aspirations any help I can assist you with please feel free to email me at the following
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you posting on the forum and congratulations on the new boat.
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