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Forum: Monohull Sailboats 03-06-2020, 23:57
Replies: 33
Views: 3,880
Posted By NNK
Re: Best place for a value for money blue water boat

I am very surprised that anyone is suggesting NZ as a place to get value for money on a yacht.
I am currently looking to buy and believe NZ is around 30% above anywhere else price wise, I cant...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 25-05-2020, 15:43
Replies: 98
Views: 6,478
Posted By NNK
Re: Newbies & South Pacific island tour

More good info/debate, thank you all.
Don't anyone worry about thread hijacking, I'm enjoying reading it all.

fxykty - yes, we are learning that a boat that has previously been cruising/Cat1 is...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 24-05-2020, 14:32
Replies: 98
Views: 6,478
Posted By NNK
Re: Newbies & South Pacific island tour

We looked at our first couple of boats yesterday, good job I didnt take $$$$.

Plenty more to see over the next couple of weeks, once done I will post a shortlist.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 24-05-2020, 14:30
Replies: 98
Views: 6,478
Posted By NNK
Re: Newbies & South Pacific island tour

Thanks Captn B, looks good. We have recently been using a Resene non slip paint on our truck decks, it works very well and is not bad to walk on barefoot (some can be pretty sharp). It also has the...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 22-05-2020, 12:26
Replies: 98
Views: 6,478
Posted By NNK
Re: Newbies & South Pacific island tour

Although I am an NZ citizen I only travel on my UK passport.
No matter what I want to do this trip right and will be Cat 1 when leaving.
It may be overkill but it may save us too.

There are lots...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 20-05-2020, 13:30
Replies: 201
Views: 15,996
Posted By NNK
Re: The great multi vs mono debate

Interesting reading, we would love/have loved a cat to do our upcoming trip/life but figured the $ difference would not leave enough at home to be able to cruise as long.
Maybe thats not the only...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 20-05-2020, 13:17
Replies: 98
Views: 6,478
Posted By NNK
Re: Newbies & South Pacific island tour

Caroline J - Wow, that was an amazing deal, well done. And thank you for the other info, we are taking it all on.

Buzzman - thanks but, as stated earlier, thats out of our price range .
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 18-05-2020, 15:51
Replies: 98
Views: 6,478
Posted By NNK
Re: Newbies & South Pacific island tour

Damn you sensible, knowledgeable people with your excellent advice !

I could regret sending my wife the link to this thread now, she will no doubt seriously question my idea of size requirements...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 18-05-2020, 14:40
Replies: 98
Views: 6,478
Posted By NNK
Re: Newbies & South Pacific island tour

Simon - Yes we have thought about a cat but its probably out of our budget at the moment. A few things going on at the moment that could change that , we shall see. Thanks for your post.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 18-05-2020, 13:36
Replies: 98
Views: 6,478
Posted By NNK
Re: Newbies & South Pacific island tour

Davo1404 - Thanks for your posts, I agree that NZ Cat 1 specs will mean we have to do things correctly and be capable.

MartinF - Thanks but we probably wont go that way, buy once buy right ! Covid...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 14-05-2020, 12:54
Replies: 98
Views: 6,478
Posted By NNK
Re: Newbies & South Pacific island tour

Thanks everyone, more good info/suggestions.
Seems like a friendly, knowledgeable crowd on here.

Brokers are starting to come back to us now with dates to view boats and, hopefully, we can tie...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 13-05-2020, 18:07
Replies: 98
Views: 6,478
Posted By NNK
Re: Newbies & South Pacific island tour

Thankyou Tillsbury, that boat is on my radar, at the far reaches of it.

I think (in my limited experience/opinion) that your pricing is about right, def sub 250k.
Presumably brokers price...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 13-05-2020, 17:29
Replies: 98
Views: 6,478
Posted By NNK
Re: Newbies & South Pacific island tour

Cheers Bundyon, good to hear.
When we do find something that we think will work we will get it surveyed, wont be relying on owner or broker for condition report.

I'd rather pay for five surveys...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 13-05-2020, 14:09
Replies: 98
Views: 6,478
Posted By NNK
Re: Newbies & South Pacific island tour

Sorry, no offence intended, cheat the system was probably the wrong term.
Another reason my wife and I need such a large boat is that I know how irritating I can be.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 13-05-2020, 12:54
Replies: 98
Views: 6,478
Posted By NNK
Re: Newbies & South Pacific island tour

El Ping - I will look futher into registration and what being NZ reg entails. We do want to do this properly, courses, qualifications, etc so there may be no reason for us to cheat the system but ……...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 13-05-2020, 00:30
Replies: 98
Views: 6,478
Posted By NNK
Re: Newbies & South Pacific island tour

I'm a citizen (dual with UK) and wife a returning resident.
I did just look at import rules and couldn't see a way of dodging, don't fancy having boat seized as we are setting off
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 12-05-2020, 23:02
Replies: 98
Views: 6,478
Posted By NNK
Re: Newbies & South Pacific island tour

Hobiehobie - thank you, I was imagining 2-4 hrs per day whilst away.

El Pinq - thanks, I shall look into that, I didn't realise quals/experience had to be proven. We were expecting to take crew...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 12-05-2020, 22:51
Replies: 98
Views: 6,478
Posted By NNK
Re: Newbies & South Pacific island tour

May I ask why you would avoid an NZ registered boat ?
I thought we would have to as the plan is to liveaboard here for a while.

My reasoning for the size boat straight away is that nothing sells...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 12-05-2020, 22:32
Replies: 98
Views: 6,478
Posted By NNK
Re: Newbies & South Pacific island tour

Thanks, this is great info to help with our search.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 12-05-2020, 22:14
Replies: 98
Views: 6,478
Posted By NNK
Re: Newbies & South Pacific island tour

So maintenance/cleaning time each day for a 20 yo, 50' fibreglass w/teak decks would be approx. ?
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 12-05-2020, 21:53
Replies: 98
Views: 6,478
Posted By NNK
Re: Newbies & South Pacific island tour

Thanks Gudgeon, nice but a little out of the range we are looking.

Tillsbury, thanks, I have been watching prices for a while knowing that the day would come and have seen some substantial drops. ...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 12-05-2020, 18:07
Replies: 98
Views: 6,478
Posted By NNK
Re: Newbies & South Pacific island tour

Thank you Ann, much appreciated.
I/we hadn't really thought about when the islands will open for business again, it could be a while now I think about it.
A boat broker I have spoken to had similar...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 12-05-2020, 17:56
Replies: 98
Views: 6,478
Posted By NNK
Re: Newbies & South Pacific island tour

Hi, thanks for taking the time to answer.
We split our time between HAM & AKL at present but aiming to be solely AKL based within 6-12m.
A thorough checkover/cert by a marine sparky would be a...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 12-05-2020, 17:07
Replies: 98
Views: 6,478
Posted By NNK
Newbies & South Pacific island tour

Hi all, I'm new here and will be new to yachting.
My wife and I have a cunning plan to buy a yacht, live onboard here in NZ for a year or so then disappear to the islands for 3-5 years.
I have a...
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