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Old 13-04-2019, 00:07   #16
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Re: Boat swapping?

Well as i think it's a good idea i better put my details up. 43ft fastback 2 queen size cabins, 1 almost double cabin. Currently in Hobart . Could be Anywhere on east coast of oz next year.
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Old 22-09-2019, 12:17   #17
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Re: Boat swapping?

I found this web site. They advertise a boat swapping service.

I have no idea if they are good or bad.
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Old 26-11-2019, 17:46   #18
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Re: Boat swapping?

There a lots of naysayers on this topic and very few who have any experience. The admiral , 2 crew and myself fall squarely into the been there done that category and it was great.
After a reasonable amount of emails and a few phone calls both parties were satisfied in each other’s capabilities and experience so off we went. Flew to the UK and spent 5 days sailing the Solent And had a blast. No damage or even close calls but a little stressful at first till we got used to the traffic. Cleaned the boat and left a bottle of wine for the owner All good.
A few months later they flew to Canada and enjoyed our boat on the East coast for 5 days venturing to numerous bays including an overnight in historic Lunenburg Nova Scotia. Boat was clean and a bottle of wine on the table when they left.
I get the concerns and recognize the risks involved but most of us have a reasonable tolerance for calculated risks otherwise we’d be watching sailboats leaving the harbour instead of sailing them ourselves.
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