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Old 08-08-2010, 05:45   #1
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Hello There from Australia

We are new to CF but have often read your forums with interest. My husband and I are looking forward to getting back on board a boat again after a 30yr absence. We cruised for a few years BC (Before Children) in a Compass 29 along the Aussie East Coast, PNG and The Solomons. Then family, farm and careers became the priority for some time. NOW with retirement on the horizen and new freedom we have been seriously thinking sailing/boat again. We spent our last holidays checking out some sailboats to get a feel for what suits us best. It was such a good feeling being around boats again. So thanks for letting us be part of CF. We are sure to have many Q's to ask as we search for the right boat.
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G'day mates.

Welcome to the forum.

I would recommend a monohull or a multihull under 40 feet. They work for me just fine.

Good luck on your adventures.
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G'day, dmgf from the other side of the Tasman. Make sure to include Mason's in your search. You won't be disappointed. Cheers.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Its good to have you here and ready to sail again.
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Hi dmgf

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We are new to CF but have often read your forums with interest. My husband and I are looking forward to getting back on board a boat again after a 30yr absence. We cruised for a few years BC (Before Children) in a Compass 29 along the Aussie East Coast, PNG and The Solomons. Then family, farm and careers became the priority for some time. NOW with retirement on the horizen and new freedom we have been seriously thinking sailing/boat again. We spent our last holidays checking out some sailboats to get a feel for what suits us best. It was such a good feeling being around boats again. So thanks for letting us be part of CF. We are sure to have many Q's to ask as we search for the right boat.
Hi dmgf

What part of Australia are you from? I'm from Lake Macquarie and currently building a new boat. My Compass 29 currently has a For Sale sign hanging on the lifelines. It's been a great learner boat for me but I also want a (semi) retirement boat and am building one with a bit more space and comfort than the Compass 29. Happy boat hunting!

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Hi dmjf welcome aboard I,m sure you will fine lots of friends and helpfull advice here I have a Beneteau Oceanis 390 moored in Sydney it,s a great boat and has given lots of safe sea miles under "her" keel I,m always interested in contacts with other likeminded sailing friends and look forward to visits and email any time My partner and I wish you well with your sailing plans
Cheers and regards Tim & Sheryl email tim1945@optusnet.com.au
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