thanks for all the replies. good to see there are other crew out there looking for the same set up.
did consider the option of a cat as a mate of mine of looking into one. the things is that with the price difference between the monos and the cats (at least the ones ive come across) it seems to put alot of them outside my budget
. the advantage of a shallow draught would be a bonus but is not a make or break point. to be honest, and im not sure why, i prefer the monos to the cats. if the right boat was to come up and was in survey
it would be a bonus as well as it opens up a few options for the future but is not something that i am actively looking for.
yeah im currently in the process of trawling through the different sites online and seeing what is out there and what is getting sold as well. ive got a bit of a rough filing system mostly based on where they are and working my way through from there. im still trying to get and idea of the price difference between oz and the states and how much can be saved after the paperwork and headache, and so far, with my set up with work
the time frame even though the savings are there im not sure if they are worth it. still trying to figure this out though. alot depends on finding the right boat and how many trips it takes over there and time in getting it back here.
getting into a project
isnt really what im after either, its gonna take a bit to get things to the way i want them and working through different things but want to be able to start enjoying it as well. though as said this does have the advantage of knowing things inside out.
had a look at the CSY
44 online and she looks good, something along these lines is what im after, something that is all ready fairly well set up. might be worth a look maybe on my next break.
greg as far as the other american yachts you mentioned, what other designs would you look at?
these are some of the others i have looked at online, what do you think?
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