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Old 06-10-2014, 01:32 PM   #1
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City: Adelaide
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Kokanee
Vessel Model: Cuddles 30 Pilot House Motor Sailer
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I love these little Finn 8's. They are a bit of a mini version of my boat, although built by a different Aussie boat builder.

Quite a unique layout. A 26 foot boat with 2 separate cabins separated by a open central cockpit. A great economical family boat with decent sea keeping ability providing you aren't getting waves breaking over the bow. I love 'em but they wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea with their spartan fitout.
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Old 06-10-2014, 01:35 PM   #2
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Like it a lot (not so much the BMW D35 though).

Reminds me of the Fisher Potter.

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Old 06-10-2014, 03:00 PM   #3
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Really neat vessel. Great visibility. Shoal draft too.

"I'd rather be happy than dignified".
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Old 07-06-2014, 12:35 PM   #4
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City: perth
Country: western australia
Vessel Name: nimiane
Vessel Model: Finn 8
Join Date: Jul 2014
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hi everyone, I am a new member and joined mainly after I searched for information about Cuddles 30's. I did see the Finn8 on yachthub and considered her briefly. but decided that she was a bit too "Spartan" as Auscan mentioned.
I am looking for a comfortable boat for my lady and I to cruise around the Queensland coast and inner islands in the winter, so she will be a liveaboard. We are both retired and want to atleast have a crack at "livin' the dream". We have done the caravan thing around Aussie twice and now it's the water adventure for us.
Would really appreciate any more comments from any previous Cuddles owners and just love Auscan's motor sailer...... I want one too !!! LOL but never seen any advertised. I have had tinnies and small runabouts before so have a healthy respect of the ocean and windsurfed for yonks, so a sail on a nice cruiser/moor sailer would be great. P.S gotta be an economical Diesel nice and slow too.
thx and regards
Any comments on similar boats/motor sailers would be helpful
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