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Old 11-07-2009, 19:07   #1
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Hi, we`re a cruising family from Australia currently hibernating in hobart tas.we have lived aboard our steel Van de stadt 36 for the past 12 years and cruised the east coast of aus.Sadly the family keeps growing but the boat hasn`t caught on to the program,so its time to sell up and build a bigger boat,and try to be back on the water asap.Anyone have a big shed for rent??

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Old 11-07-2009, 20:13   #2
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Sorry I can't help you, just wanted to say hope you find a shed, and a bigger boat

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Old 12-07-2009, 02:38   #3
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sorry im to far inland but have you thought of buying from the US they are cheep and you can get one instantly, and if you sail around Australia a cruse across the pacific could be fun i would do it but have to get someone to come with and since Ocean Girl experience psycho crews i dont have the guts yet.
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Old 12-07-2009, 03:00   #4
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Can't help on the shed, Far Nth Qld. Where you prepared to rent and build at? Buying could be quicker, more convenient and cheaper. If selling 36 more info could get you a sale.
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:56   #5
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How long is this going to take?

At a guess in Tassie suitable spare blocks of land should be available for a fair price. Sheds to construct a boat inside not too much more.

Most of the tin sheds are built over simple foundations and could be disassembled and sold when the boat is built. Apparently farmers really like secondhand sheds. Buying second hand scaffolding to go round the boat would make the process quicker and way safer and could also be sold after the boat is complete.

My question relates more to how long this is going to take. A 45' steel mono is starting to look at 10,000 hours, so unless you're stuck in the same place for at least 5 years this is not going to add up.

To me a 40' ply (or even composite) cat makes more sense. The 40' Fusion can even be built in (it is claimed) not too much more than 3000 hours and for what looks to be a good price.

But best of all must be to collect your pennies and buy a secondhand boat.
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Old 12-07-2009, 05:03   #6
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Hi there straycurrent - welcome to the forum from a fellow Hobartian - hope you find your shed - might be worth checking down the channel and Huon area - there are many ex applesheds and wharf infrastructure from a bygone era down that way. Goodluck.
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What with 10k hours involved, is the family likely to be getting smaller by the time the new boat is complete? I had 3 kids under one roof and it shrunk to 0 pretty quickly.

The toughest part was when the boys left and I was left with mother and daughter. They were ruthless, I had to hide toilet paper, they would come steal mine after they had used up the kleenex, I always kept a couple of rolls laid back in a dark corner high up. My daughter once told me she even took some coffee filters.

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Old 12-07-2009, 16:03   #8
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we are prepared to move to an ideal building site .needs to be near a hospital,my partner is a nurse.
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Old 12-07-2009, 17:52   #9
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We built our own yacht, took eight years. Am happy we did that but would not do it again. If you want a bigger boat, buy a used one - you will save money and time if you select carefully. As a steel boat owner, I know you'll stick to steel, its really the safest choice, plus steel boats tend to be a little cheaper as many weekend sailors prefer plastic. Have a look at the New Zealand site as there are some excellent buys there. Regards, Richard.
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Old 14-07-2009, 21:18   #10
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Aloha and Welcome aboard!
I'm about 16 miles from the nearest hospital and vacant 1 acre lots in my subdivision are around 45K US dollars. There are a few clinics within 8 miles.
There are very few big sheds here for rent and very few places to keep your boat on a mooring but if you have more questions keep posting.
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