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Old 21-07-2019, 15:05   #1
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Hi all,
Just wanted to introduce myself, my name is Shannon. Just about to purchase my first yacht, so get ready to be inundated with silly questions.
I've spent a lot of time on the water here, sailing with friends and family and the weekly twilight races, but this will be my first live aboard . Any advice will be welcomed with gratitude. Roverhi mentioned in a previous thread us Kiwis are a little crazy, but a determined bunch and I am no different..
I'm determined to make this work and make it happen, come hell or high water.
Thanks for the platform to learn from

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Old 21-07-2019, 15:59   #2
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Welcome aboard Shannon, this is a good group with a lot of knowledge that is shared willingly.

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Old 21-07-2019, 17:10   #3
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Yes, welcome and have fun.
Don't forget to put your location :-)
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Old 21-07-2019, 17:19   #4
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Hi Shannon, where are you looking at being? Will you be marina or mooring based or are you going to cruise?
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Old 21-07-2019, 17:35   #5
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Hi there from sunny but cold Christchurch
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Old 21-07-2019, 18:32   #6
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Well hello fellow kiwi.
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Old 21-07-2019, 18:34   #7
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Get a room!


Just kidding. Welcome to our Kiwi cousins.
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Old 21-07-2019, 18:38   #8
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Hi there,
On the mooring at this stage, until I learn more about the engine and how the vessel holds in weather etc. I'ts just me on my own, so I want to be sure I know what I'm doing and can read her before we venture to far.
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Old 21-07-2019, 19:07   #9
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A nice part of the world. Have you found something or you looking? Any particular yacht? What are plans, stay local or international?
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Old 21-07-2019, 19:20   #10
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hi there
I have my heart set on a Chico 30, Gary Mull design. Its just me on my own (a slightly rounded, pushing 40, wine guzzling mom of two) so I need to be able to handle her solo, I think shes the right fit. I will stay local for a while, learn about the engine, a BUKH 20, perhaps even replace it depending. I grew up on the water with an avid sailor , dad, so I know the sounds well, just a matter of learning the vessel and how she holds herself.
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Old 21-07-2019, 19:31   #11
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Chico 30's are good, the Lotus 9.2 is not bad either for that size.
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Old 21-07-2019, 20:07   #12
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Totally agree, there's a fine line between the two when it comes to preference for me.
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The Lotus is a sweet yacht. The Bukh DV20 is a good motor if it’s been well maintained. I had a DV10 that was under water for three days and it ran for years after it was stripped and reassembled.
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Hi all,
Just wanted to introduce myself, my name is Shannon. Just about to purchase my first yacht, so get ready to be inundated with silly questions.
I've spent a lot of time on the water here, sailing with friends and family and the weekly twilight races, but this will be my first live aboard . Any advice will be welcomed with gratitude. Roverhi mentioned in a previous thread us Kiwis are a little crazy, but a determined bunch and I am no different..
I'm determined to make this work and make it happen, come hell or high water.
Thanks for the platform to learn from

Shannon
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Hi, welcome from a Sydneysider, although my dad was a Kiwi.
This site definitely can do with a Shady Lady.
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There are already plenty of shady geezers on here...
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