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Old 20-08-2009, 17:35   #1
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Hello from BC

Hi All, from Vancouver & Gibsons, BC (Canada).

We've been sailing monohulls and coastal cruising for years, but our little hobie cat got us wondering about the ideal solution for spending more time aboard. After several years considering options, we decided to purchase an Antares 44i, to be built in Argentina this winter for delivery in April 2010. We have a business consulting practice and plan to keep working at that on a part time basis while cruising. Looking forward to getting to know you and changing our lifestyle for much more time on the water.

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Paul & Suzanne Daniell
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Old 20-08-2009, 19:52   #2
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Welcome to the forum,
Boy will that be a fun boat to sail back from Argentina!
Have fun and happy adventures,
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Old 20-08-2009, 19:54   #3
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Welcome aboard. Maybe we'll see ya out around Howe Sound, Gulf Islands or Desolation some day.
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Old 20-08-2009, 20:35   #4
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Welcome Daniel and congratulations to both on your new purchase.

I don’t know much about cats, except that they offer tremendous livability over comparable size mono-hulls.

Would love to hear more about your decision to select the Antares and what your cruising plans will be after you take possession?
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Old 20-08-2009, 21:04   #5
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Welcome! I am quite new in this forum and the folks on here are amazing! I recently bought a Contessa 26, and have it in False Creek. I was helped very much through my early days. I love my new little boat, but she ain't very big down below!! Sounds like a great new adventure you are embarking on. Enjoy!
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Old 22-08-2009, 10:23   #6
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Thank you all for your greetings. As to why Antares, in simple terms, we chose a cat for liveability and the Antares for build quality and design tailored for 2 to live aboard. We looked carefully at all the other cats. All manufacturers have a sale pitch for their differences, but our research and references all pointed to Antares in the end.
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Old 22-08-2009, 10:49   #7
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Cruising plans have not been decided, but we plan to spend at least a few months on the east coast of South America for shake-down cruising to ensure we have the boat fully outfitted as we want her and know what to expect of her in all conditions. We're thinking of going south to explore the Cape Horn area and then Chile, before heading west island-hopping to New Zealand .... BUT that's all some time away yet - we intend to take one step at a time, see how the situation develops and do what we feel like at the time.
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Aloha Paul and Suzanne
Welcome aboard! Good to have you here. Keep us informed of your building progress please.
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