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Old 18-04-2011, 22:56   #1
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Sooooo Close!

Hello!

My wife and I have been reading this forum for what seems like forever now. It gives me great pleasure to announce that after many years of saving and a long time planning, we are finally (almost) ready to set sail with our young son... into an azure horizon and untold adventures. We've given notice on the house... and I've now quit my job.

We have one last (longish) trip planned back tot he US to let the grandparents spend some time with the boy.... and then we're off to QLD to buy our boat and get moving! 3 months from now we'll be on our boat.
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Old 18-04-2011, 23:44   #2
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Welcome Aboard and enjoy CF.

Good luck on your search.
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Old 19-04-2011, 00:56   #3
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Sooooo jealous! Good luck, and keep us informed - we want to know the day you buy your boat, the day you start spending money on it, and the day you stop spending money on it. With full instructions on how the hell you managed to pull off the latter!
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Congratulations!
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Old 19-04-2011, 06:32   #5
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Yes, congratulations and welcome to the forum. The toughest thing to do now may to be to slow down and take your time during the process of selecting and purchasing your boat - it could save a ton of time, effort and money in the future. But no worries mate, you will find the right boat.

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Re: Sooooo Close!

Thanks for the welcome and advice.

I have been looking a long time for a boat and have it narrowed down to a few that I think would be ideal for us... but it would be helpful to chat about it here.

Which is the best forum on CF to run these boat choices by some more experienced cruisers?
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Old 19-04-2011, 16:43   #7
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Welcome aboard. Enjoy yourselves.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here and congratulations on being so close.
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Old 27-04-2011, 15:01   #9
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Thanks for the welcome and advice.

I have been looking a long time for a boat and have it narrowed down to a few that I think would be ideal for us... but it would be helpful to chat about it here.

Which is the best forum on CF to run these boat choices by some more experienced cruisers?
First welcome, one Aussie to another.

Depends, on what you are looking at, I have been running boats up the proverbial CF flagpole for years!

General advice, either in Mono or Multi section.

More specific advice on Systems etc under the relevant section.

Don't be afraid to ask a local member to see if they can cast an eye over it, might save you hundreds or thousands in travel costs to look at something that may have some less than flattering characteristics.

Btw. Jealous

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Old 27-04-2011, 15:43   #10
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Well done Cobber. I have the boat and the dream but as yet have not plucked up the courage to break the golden handcuffs! Tight sails! Cheers Reid
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welcome aboard--i have the boat and the dream and the fun of owning my dreamboat----well, miniature version..LOL....is good for me---sail many before deciding on one-- make sure ye like the way it handles and sails and behaves before buying--- have fun in your search and goodluck-- hope to see you there somewhere....
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