Howdy and Welcome Aboard the Forum Richard!
I have not sailed anywhere in New Zealand
, but I know it is renowned as a challenging place and with many excellent sailors coming from there. I hope to see it some day in the future.
Good luck on your boat search.
A Few of my Favorite Tips for New Members to this Forum:
Since you are new to this forum, let me mention a few things you might miss but that could help you more enjoy your time here:
Forums 101 - Posting, Accounts, Basics
There are also some "social groups" that are more focused on special interests, and as I saw, they can be fun for their members. I am not a member
of those groups, but you should be able to find them if you do some exploring of the forum website, look for "groups."
Cruisers & Sailing Forums - All Groups
Here are a few examples you and your wife may find interesting:
It is for women sailors and boat owners. It has 206 members. Cruisers & Sailing Forums - ~~Mermaids Group~~
Cruising with Kids Group (58 members)
Cruisers & Sailing Forums - Cruising with Kids
There are also some groups focused on specific cruising areas (e.g. New Zealand
, Pacific Islands) such as this one:
Cruising Australia Waters Group
Cruisers & Sailing Forums - Cruising Australia Waters
Looking for Quick Answers?
This is the best and fastest method I have found to the answers I seek here.
Since you are relatively new to the forum, here is my favorite friendly forum search tip: Look at the green menu bar on the forum pages for the drop down "Search" menu. Click on that to drop down a list of search functions. From that drop down menu select the GOOGLE
CUSTOM search feature (the second box down) and then enter several different descriptive terms for your topic of interest. That will do a Custom google
search of ONLY this site and it is likely to find answers to your questions or results for you. Note: this is different from using the regular forum search box or field.