Thanks for the pointers. A factor that I didnt expand on here is the other half... she would not want to be cramped and I have already shown her photos of various TS and she has indicated that a little more room is better. So in the interests of making sure she has a good experience sailing, ill see what comes up.
we are also in port Cygnet but originally from Melbourne , i agree with your comments about Port Phillip Bay for sure.
Tassie is nice but unfortunately way too cold so all hopes are on the borders opening up soon to go north.