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Old 08-01-2013, 07:10   #1
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Hi Every one. Name is Jack. I have an Elan 431 " Sirocco" she is 14 years old and goes like the wind. Been cruising the Med for a few years. Now looking to venture further afield. Looking forward to getting some tips from all you Old Salts and Saltesses out there.

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Old 08-01-2013, 09:19   #2
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Welcome aboard, Jack! The Forum is a great place to exchange ideas...lots of places to go. Happy Sailing!
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G'day Jack, I'm Chris.

In about 6 months looking to purchase something in the Med 43-46' for a cruise and eventually sail it back to Oz and the Elan is one I am interested in. I see you like them?

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Hi Jack,

Hope you get what your after.
I just wanted to say hello and I think your choice of boat is perfect.
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Old 30-09-2013, 04:51   #8
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Hi Every one. Name is Jack. I have an Elan 431 " Sirocco" she is 14 years old and goes like the wind. Been cruising the Med for a few years. Now looking to venture further afield. Looking forward to getting some tips from all you Old Salts and Saltesses out there.

regards,

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Hi Jack,

I'm preparing some years cruising, and I'm looking for the right sailboat (money/comfort/safety wise). And Elan 431 seemed a nice option. There's several ex-charters available, you bought a ex-charter? Do you like the boat? Do you have any advices when surveying this boat?
I was considering updating the sailboat, having a new rigging and perhaps change it to a safer standard, wider cables, and hading more ballast..
What you say about that?

If you have some more info please share..

See you

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Old 30-09-2013, 05:28   #9
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Hi Joe,
Sincerest apologies for delay in reply,have been on charter for a few weeks non stop.
I looked at 40 different vessels before deciding on SIROCCO,…lan 431 team. I also looked Stateside at the Morgans which had good live aboard facilities, sailing capabilities,and comfort.
You will get many pros and cons for all vessel types, but my partner Valou, fell in love with Sirocco on day 1. She had looked at over 30 different vessels with me, some with more equipment than you can ever use, and some simply kitted out for getting from A to B safely.
I have NO hesitation in recommending …lan.They are typical Eastern European built. A little rough around the edges,but does what it says on the tin. If you do not want to spend a small fortune this is the way to go.
Surveying, what can I say. I had one English surveyor came to see the vessel took a photo, said yep I know this vessel all is good, 2000 euros kerching��. I am lucky, I am a commercially endorsed skipper, and have been delivering yachts for a long time, so told him thanks for his time go swivel.
You get to know where to look, and what you can't see, then you have to get out of the water and take a look, all the signs of misuse by a so called, "Master and Commander" will be there. In my experience most low hour sailors, hardly ever use sails, too complicated, so engines get plenty of use. I have a 50hp 33 kw Yanmar, She runs like a Rolex. 6000 hrs. Reflected in the price. Treat her well and she will never let you down.
I could probably fill a book about what you need, but there are plenty of them out there!!!!
Save your money, go with your gut. Plan your passages well. Keep a very good eye on the weather. Keep a very good eye on your boat, she will tell you when she needs attention. Most importantly LEARN THE ROPES, your sailing will be a real adventure.

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Hi Joe, Sincerest apologies for delay in reply,have been on charter for a few weeks non stop. I looked at 40 different vessels before deciding on SIROCCO,…lan 431 team. I also looked Stateside at the Morgans which had good live aboard facilities, sailing capabilities,and comfort. You will get many pros and cons for all vessel types, but my partner Valou, fell in love with Sirocco on day 1. She had looked at over 30 different vessels with me, some with more equipment than you can ever use, and some simply kitted out for getting from A to B safely. I have NO hesitation in recommending …lan.They are typical Eastern European built. A little rough around the edges,but does what it says on the tin. If you do not want to spend a small fortune this is the way to go. Surveying, what can I say. I had one English surveyor came to see the vessel took a photo, said yep I know this vessel all is good, 2000 euros kerching. I am lucky, I am a commercially endorsed skipper, and have been delivering yachts for a long time, so told him thanks for his time go swivel. You get to know where to look, and what you can't see, then you have to get out of the water and take a look, all the signs of misuse by a so called, "Master and Commander" will be there. In my experience most low hour sailors, hardly ever use sails, too complicated, so engines get plenty of use. I have a 50hp 33 kw Yanmar, She runs like a Rolex. 6000 hrs. Reflected in the price. Treat her well and she will never let you down. I could probably fill a book about what you need, but there are plenty of them out there!!!! Save your money, go with your gut. Plan your passages well. Keep a very good eye on the weather. Keep a very good eye on your boat, she will tell you when she needs attention. Most importantly LEARN THE ROPES, your sailing will be a real adventure. Regards, JACK.

many thanks Jack and good winds
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