G'Day Mike and Caitlin,
Always good to have more Ozzie representation on the CF, so welcome aboard and enjoy the benefits of this group: advice (good and bad), opinions (good and bad), jokes (good and bad), product reviews
(good and bad) and so on.
Buying that first yacht is similar to taking that first shot of (your drug of choice)... the beginning of a long, slippery path which leads who knows where. The good news is that the folks who sell boats are usually nicer than the ones who sell drugs, and the path has lead Ann and I to many years of great adventure and good living. You have already set out on the path, seem to be gaining speed, and with luck we will encounter you in some pleasant anchorage one day.
Cheers, and keep us up to date on your search for the cruising boat.
Jim and Ann s/v Insatiable II lying Cairns, Qld, Oz