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Old 26-01-2007, 20:07   #1
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Just joined , Great fourm ,Hoping to buy a boat in the U.S. next year 45 Gulfstar and start a world cruise, I have done the Picific so it will be the Caribbean, Med. and home via the red-sea , For the moment I still have the tiwlight seires , great fun even if it only lasts for a couple of hours.
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Old 26-01-2007, 21:12   #2
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Welcome aboard Graham. Always nice to see new members from the land of paradise.
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Old 26-01-2007, 21:29   #3
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Picific arrgh that thars a kiwi alright
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Old 26-01-2007, 22:47   #4
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pirate I'll bet there's a lot of piss in the Tasman Sea

Welcome aboard! Good to have another Kiwi aboard.

Looks like you'll be doing the opposite of me (possiblely). I'm considering buying a vessel in OZ or NZ and then sail to the Philippines.............._/)
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Old 27-01-2007, 01:53   #5
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Why would you want to leave the Sounds?????
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Old 27-01-2007, 05:49   #6
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Hi Seafox,

Yes the sounds is a nice place, But, I just a very good mate around for a BBQ a while ago and said well I wont see you next year, When I asked why , He replyed , Because I'll be dead, He had cancur , Well my place goes on the market this year I used to own a 48ft Bowman that I used to cruise the pacific I was a fool sellin it the way I see it, " You are a long time dead" Thats why I'm leaving the sounds.
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Old 27-01-2007, 20:55   #7
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Fair'nuff. Go for it and I wish you all the best.
But why buy in the US. Why not buy here (best choice and prices) and then sail it to the US.
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Kiwi, you are better off looking within. No point sailing off into the yonder looking for happiness. It is here all along. Tomorrow never comes.
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I have bought two boats in the US, there are advantages and disadvantages.
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Old 28-01-2007, 03:53   #10
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I can pick up a 45 Gulfstar in th US. for around 120-150 K NZ dollar in good nick you won get that in NZ.
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Maybe, but you can also pick up some very nice boats on the return from island passages, still in Cat1 ready to go for the same price. If you intend starting the voyage from the US, then OK, it would be just as cheap I guess. But if you intend getting the boat shipped here and starting from here and having to get to Cat1, then that will very quickly outway the differences.
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If you buy a boat in the US the market is bigger and prices lower, definitely. Go cruising till the budget runs out (don't come to NZ or you will have to pay duty etc) then sell the boat back into the same market. We sold ours for $2,000 less than we paid for it. Cheap sailing.
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