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Old 06-09-2009, 10:27   #1
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Hi all,

Having sailed most of my life, we have decided now that the family are almost independent it is time to move on board and clear off.

Friends of ours have had a three year head start, we have our house to sell before we can get the boat we want, we have two in mind (one is a Moody CC 35-40ft the other is a little rare so I may tell later) which I will hopefully get some first hand knowledge given from you guy's.

We will still have a house in the UK, but hopefully it will be an income (rent) and not a bolt hole.

I hope you will over the next couple of years help us avoid likely pitfalls, get off within our limited budget and maybe advise on how to add a bit back into the pot as we go.

Unfortunately I would be surprised if I'm initially able to contribute much in return, but if I can I will.

Andrew & Julie
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Old 06-09-2009, 13:02   #2
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Aloha Andrew and Julie,
Welcome aboard! I don't know the Moody but would go as small as you can make yourselves comfortable with.
My personal opinion is that I don't care for CC but just an opinion.
I truly love the handling characteristics of the Folkboat so if you could find a larger design with the same lines that would be perfect.
Good luck in your choice.
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Old 06-09-2009, 13:09   #3
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Welcome Andrew & Julie

I'm also selling my house and plotting to escape from the UK - it's raining (again) as I type this...

Good luck with your plans.

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Old 06-09-2009, 13:33   #4
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A bigger folkboat ...?

Like Cheoy Lee Sigma ?

Beautiful boats for a museum ;-))))

I would go for something a bit more modern.

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Old 06-09-2009, 13:36   #5
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Thanks for saying Hi.

I will not be complaining on here Coldfusion, just in case these have a members club too

We have our eye's set on an aft cockpit DS ketch that rarely come up for sale, but if the house doesn't sell fast enough, then we were impressed with the Moody 376, only drawback I saw was its long climb below.

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I dont subsribe to the small boat ideaolgy, for long term cruising, liveabord etc, able to carry the stores you really need somthing in the 39-46 foot range. Thats my experience, Also I am greatly supicious of this "blue water boats" thinking, alomjost anything will get you around the world especially out of the high lats. Your seamanship will have a bigger effect. So Benes and Bavaria etc will work just fine, I have delivered some of these boats ( in the northern European winter) and they can take a long of punishment.
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I will not be complaining on here Coldfusion, just in case these have a members club too
Ah, message from the dark side
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Welcome from another Brit who would prefer to see more sun and escape the doom and gloom of petty politics and journalistic depression.
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Thank you all for the welcome and PM's

I'll be taking a few of you up on your assistance in the not too distant future, it's so frustrating waiting for a buyer for the house.

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Tell me about it! I'm just in the process of changing estate agents...
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Welcome to the Forum! I have several UK friends who spend 6 months in the islands and about 6 back in the UK and others who spend only about 3 months or so back home and a couple who go back to UK for family matters when necessary and cruise the Caribbean most of the time.

You will not be alone. Sometime I think I meet up with more UK than any other group of sailors.

I'm making my "full time" hop this December but will also retain property in the US, hopefully to replenish my cruise kitty on a regular basis!
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I have a Moody like this as my neighbour. She is very nice. Big enough for your family?

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