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Old 07-15-2015, 05:58 AM   #1
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Daryl is my name. Along with my wife Kerren we live about 90km south of Adelaide.
Five years ago we bought a Seawind 1000 sailing cat....thought we would like to sail.
So after a two day lesson and buying our boat in Sydney we set sail For Coffin Bay SA, where we lived at the time.
We had never sailed before.
Had a great time exploring the local area on the Eyre Peninsula, but motored a lot of the time and realised we are and probably never will be "sailors".
Hence the decision to sell the Seawind and buy a trawler of some sort.
We have been looking at something around the 34-40ft mark.
Island Gypsy, Clipper or something similar.
Anyway just thought I would say hi and have just joined, have a lot of reading and learning ahead.
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Old 07-15-2015, 06:30 AM   #2
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Welcome aboard

You'll find a lot of great information here, and an eclectic mix of people and knowledge.

I love the cats, be they sail or power, so that would have been a difficult vessel to part with.

At the same time, you'll enjoy the trawler I'm sure, with a bit more comfort and interior room.

Enjoy

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Old 07-15-2015, 06:35 AM   #3
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Welcome and good luck with your search. We looked at a lot of boats before we bought. Looking is fun, owning is better!
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Old 07-15-2015, 07:45 AM   #5
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Welcome home, this will only hurt for a minute.

Then you can go 7+k in any direction regardless of the wind, and no pulling strings.
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Old 07-15-2015, 01:08 PM   #8
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Welcome Bricky!

Nice to have another croweater on here. Best of luck with the trawler search.

I still have a foot on both sides of the fence with my motorsailer. We often cruise down and visit my brother-in-law in Second Valley, spending the night anchored out in the bay.

Nice spot to be based for cruising.
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Old 07-15-2015, 02:15 PM   #9
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I love to hear this type of stories.
Welcome aboard Daryl & Kerren. May the force by with you to guide you in the boat procurement process. Then, be happy and enjoy the ride!

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Old 07-16-2015, 01:38 AM   #10
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We have been looking at something around the 34-40ft mark.
Island Gypsy, Clipper or something similar.
Hey Daryl,

I'll keep an eye out locally for you. Have you narrowed down your preferences. (price range, single/twins, layout, etc)

There isn't a huge amount to choose from here in SA; you may have to truck something in from interstate.

Here's an older IG36 that seems ok, although the teak decks may need replacing.

Used 1978 ISLAND GYPSY 36 TRAWLER MOTOR YACHT Boat For Sale - boatpoint.com.au
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Old 07-16-2015, 01:53 AM   #11
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Welcome aboard Daryl and Kerren. That was a fearless shakedown delivery voyage!
Good luck with your search. If you have IG questions, there are people me included, who can help.
Sailissa has a single, almost all IG 36s have twins. I think she had work done at Gonsalves Boatshed, Palm Beach. There is another, with twins, for sale at Brooklyn NSW, round the same price, through Mainsales Brokerage, I think on Yachts & Boats for Sale in Australia & New Zealand | Yachthub.
Happy hunting.
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Old 07-16-2015, 05:16 AM   #12
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Thanks for the welcome.
We are yet to sell our Seawind....hopefully soon.
Have noticed both Island Gypsy 36 mentioned and am keeping an eye on all sites.
Can't do anything till ours is sold which is not all bad, give me time to research.
Prefer 2 engines and one cabin layout as there is only two of us.
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Hi Bricky

I must have looked ay 10 Gypsys in the last 18 months and all were rubbish .The decks on 3 were delaminating from the hull but the boat looked great .

If you fancy any in Sydney, Gippsland ,Gold Coast give me PM as I have mostlikley looked at them the 3 in Pittwater for sale are total rubbish asking $80/$90 k worth $20 with $80k of work needed
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Thanks, will do.
Have noticed a Polaris which looks ok although I must admit I have never heard of them.
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Thanks, will do.
Have noticed a Polaris which looks ok although I must admit I have never heard of them.


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Old 07-16-2015, 05:42 AM   #16
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Although the not really a trawler looks ok.
http://www.boatsonline.com.au/boats-...cruiser/167721
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Not really a trawler but looks ok.
On Boatsales Polaris 35 flybridge.
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All that rusty water that has dryed out on the starboard motor could be a problem These motors like a big drink but it dose looks like a nice boat .
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Some IG36 Europas have a generous single fwd cabin, others have a second cabin. In ours, the shower has been separated from the head, by a PO. I call it "the selfish couple`s fit out".
IG decks are an issue. I had mine fully redone (so did Andy G), it costs, if it`s not done it will ruin the boat. I think the IG36 at Brooklyn is new to market
The Polaris has a tight ER. They come in sedan and sundeck/aft cabin models. Often with Perkins, some have singles.
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