Just saying hi. I'm from NZ. Currently own a John Welsford Houdini and a Hartley TS16, so not going too far in those, but I plan to buy an H28 when I can, maybe next year all being well. I'm looking at the GRP version, preferably a Compass
, not the original Herreshoffs. I love wooden boats but will get GRP for practicality and cost.
I intend to strip it and renovate it before moving aboard eventually and doing some long-distance cruising. I'm working on a very rough timeframe of 5 years. I plan to have the boat
moved to my property so I can renovate at my leisure.
I have a 2 year old and 4 year old alternate weeks so that will be interesting. Luckily they both show an interest in boats.
Would be keen to meet / talk to anyone who's been a long way in an H28.