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Old 13-06-2011, 01:26   #31
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So, Vic, whadda they do?... give you double your money back?

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lol.. I haven't got a clue Jim. But if they're promoting this claim, I guess they'd be worth a look.
But don't mess with my scheme here... I'm hoping I can get someone else to use them first before I'm ready to

By the way, how's Ann doing?

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Old 13-06-2011, 01:29   #32
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You get steak knives. Special marine ones that float.
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Old 13-06-2011, 07:49   #33
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lol.. I haven't got a clue Jim. But if they're promoting this claim, I guess they'd be worth a look.
But don't mess with my scheme here... I'm hoping I can get someone else to use them first before I'm ready to

By the way, how's Ann doing?

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G'Day Vic,

Yep, send out a trial balloon on some one else's nickel!

Ann is doing well one month post surgery. Starts outpatient physio today, lots more to come. Missing the boat, we are, but the wx is better here than in NSW right now!

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Old 13-06-2011, 08:12   #34
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Bulk rain in NSW for the past 3 days and they say the next 2 as well.
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Old 20-06-2011, 20:17   #35
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Good post. Those guys are 2.2% cheaper than my bank.
I just used them - very easy.

2% better than my bank which saved me $2000 - pays for the flights to the states!
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I just used them - very easy.

2% better than my bank which saved me $2000 - pays for the flights to the states!
Good to know.
Was that Ozforex?
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Good to know.
Was that Ozforex?
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Thanks Kordie.
I was fairly impressed by them, but haven't had occassion to use them.
Good to know someone has and it went well.

I see you're in Newcastle. I'm on the Central Coast.
Have you just bought a boat?
We've just managed to sell the house and as soon as my business sells we'll over the the USA/Caribbean on a boat hunt.
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Could you use a porter ?

Brrrrrrr ! ! ! It's cold today. Windy too.
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Could you use a porter ?

Brrrrrrr ! ! ! It's cold today. Windy too.
Can you carry a boat?

Yeah, pretty wintery. You in this part of the world too?
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I'm in Sydney. Chateau Sav faces East so at this time of year I'm plunged into shadow by noon. My backyard is still a muddy bog too.

Right about now the Caribbean sounds nice.

I bought a boat in San Diego 4 years ago using a bank. Next time I'll use these guys for sure. Not long now. New savboat next northern winter.
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Ozforex post the other bank's rates for comparision.
Also the larger the transaction the better the rate so try and do your transfers in the largest amaount that you can.
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Thanks Kordie.
I was fairly impressed by them, but haven't had occassion to use them.
Good to know someone has and it went well.

I see you're in Newcastle. I'm on the Central Coast.
Have you just bought a boat?
We've just managed to sell the house and as soon as my business sells we'll over the the USA/Caribbean on a boat hunt.
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In Newcastle.

Just had an offer accepted on a boat. Offered 20% less than the asking and they took it. 2005 and looks new - 65 hours on the motor so guess it hasn't been used much.

Heading over for a sail and a survey and if OK then I settle. I plan on keeping it on the US West Coast for a bit before I head home.

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In Newcastle.

Just had an offer accepted on a boat. Offered 20% less than the asking and they took it. 2005 and looks new - 65 hours on the motor so guess it hasn't been used much.

Heading over for a sail and a survey and if OK then I settle. I plan on keeping it on the US West Coast for a bit before I head home.

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I wouldn't have a clue but maybe this could be it.

2005 Beneteau 393 Sail New and Used Boats for Sale - au.yachtworld.com

Owned by a little old lady who only sailed it to church on Sundays ? ?
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