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Old 18-10-2010, 18:16   #1
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Hello from Latitude 38 SOUTH - Australia

New members Peter and Kathy,learning to use this site. We sail an Oceanic
42 and sail the islands of Bass Strait and east coast of Oz.We are getting the boat ready for the big sailaway
Just put the mast back in,new rig ,paint job, inner forestay etc.
Rebuilt the fridge,12v.new solar panels.$$$$$$$$.
Next is a desalinater,is the Spectra brand ok?Keen to meet cruisers in a similar mode.
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Old 18-10-2010, 20:05   #2
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G'day, Mate, from the other side of the Tasman. You will be ready to give that bank account a break no doubt. 110 volt AC Sea Recovery desalinator here, so can't give you any input on the Spectra. Cheers.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Peter and Kathy.
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I would really like to get down Tassie for the Wooden Boat show at Hobart in February. It seems like a good time to do Bass straight?

No doubt the “big sailaway” won’t be too harsh after having spent time cruising those parts?
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Welcome - sounds like you've done an amazing job so far, and are well on your way. ENjoy it.Oh, and have you seen the threads on watermakers? Open the Search tool at the top, then use the Google custom search.
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Im looking for the "Hitchhiking" smiley.. cant find one.. hehehe

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Old 20-10-2010, 22:30   #9
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I would really like to get down Tassie for the Wooden Boat show at Hobart in February. It seems like a good time to do Bass straight?

No doubt the “big sailaway” won’t be too harsh after having spent time cruising those parts?
We will be there, should be a great weekend P.K.
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We will be there, should be a great weekend P.K.

If I do make it we will have to catch up? It’s still definitely on my list of priorities. I love Hobart and I am sure there will be heaps of boats similar to mine there I can get ideas and inspiration from. At the moment I am tossing up between sailing or just flying down for a few days. Biggest issue will be if I get a job that restricts my movements. Might have to warn them early!

About the festival
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Re,Water makers.
Reading the forums, it sounds like the SPECTRA is a bit of a standout,the question is,,do i start looking to buy one here in OZ, or the USA.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
I don't have any experience with watermakers so can't help with that one. Its good to have you here. Try a different thread other than meets and greets and you might get more information.
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I would really like to get down Tassie for the Wooden Boat show at Hobart in February. It seems like a good time to do Bass straight?

No doubt the “big sailaway” won’t be too harsh after having spent time cruising those parts?
G'day SS and PK,

We too are on our way to Hobart for the festival. Starting in Cairns wasn't a really good plan, but there ya go. We're in Gladstone for a couple of days and then will take up the cudgel and start beating our way south again. Hope to see you both down there!

cheers,
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Enjoy the sail south and welcome to the forum.
Re costs of kit US v EU v Oz - think you'll be surprised how much better value you'll get on most things in the US over EU or Oz.
We installed a Karadyn Pure 80 whilst the boat was in Spain, but purchased it via ebay from West Marine and even with shipping and import duties etc, it was still nearly 50% of EU shop cost.
I'd suggest you try and do the same or simply buy bottled water until you get closer to the US................
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