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Old 07-11-2013, 07:17 PM   #21
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My Coot was hidden in the middle-top of a stack of containers, resting on two gray-colored joined flat "non-containers."
Your Coot was well protected in tucked away between the containers. Did you offload in Long Beach?
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:22 PM   #22
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Hi Moonstruck and Seahorse 11
I'm happy with the noisy, dirty 2 strokes (I think). I have done about 900nm with them now but only in protected waters. Will get some blue water trips in later in the year. Then I'll get a better idea of fuel economy/speeds.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:07 AM   #23
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Aussie Doug - some technical problems with the inside photos of Poseidon (will have to take another batch next weekend) but have attached a few below. Hull shots are from the purchase survey. Mine is the the 3 cabin layout with the second head / shower in the bow.
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:24 AM   #24
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Gorgeous vessel, Robert. Outside of perhaps the economy of a single engined full-displacement boat, I can't imagine your missing anything on that sweetheart. Good looking too.
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:25 PM   #25
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:49 PM   #26
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Robert, congratulations it looks fantastic. Now the real fun begins. Learning all the systems, discovering all the nocks and crannies, getting Posidien into the shape you want. I hope your good with a paint brush, lots
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:29 PM   #27
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Thanks. Will definitely keep the teak decks "silver" and the bright work looks so good it's worth the effort. I'm going with the "love at first sight" approach to choosing a boat. Not objective or rational, but I figure it makes the time and money sunk into it easier to accept.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:41 AM   #28
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Robert & Aussie: looks like together with Insequent we're building (or re-building) the OA base in Oz! If this keeps going we can have an OA Owners Club soon! (Aquabelle is a 1985 flushdeck motor yacht...last of the Mk 1 hulls. She was re-powered in 1998 and given a complete refit in 2009, including a hull extension to create a "Euro" boarding platform. In 2011 her bimini was replaced with a hard-top. Home port Bobbin Head, Sydney. Now progressing up the East Coast towards the Whitsundays: currently in Keppel Bay Marina, Rosslyn Bay/Yepoon).
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Aquabelle - if this keeps up people will think the old OAs are common as muck. Have been getting lots of advice from Insequent by PM during the sales process. Poseidon is quite original. Commissioned in Germany then imported from Greece by current owner in 2006. Fuel tanks replaced and extensive repairs to teak decks have been done but most of the systems need updating. Are you planning a return to Sydney any time soon? A raft up at refuge Bay could be a sight to see.
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Robert: She'll be back at Bobbin Hd sometime in November. There are a few OA's including a couple of very late models) on Pittwater/Cowan and a couple on Sydney Harbour too. Would be great to meet at Refuge. BruceK from TF is also close by I think so we should rope him in if we can. Where are you plannng to keep her? And if you need any refit experience let me know....though Insequent has done a superb job & is now a great source of been-there/done-that experience. These boats are really great designs for Australian waters I think, with their only shortcoming being a bit less cockpit length/area than most of us would like. The flushdeck model, like Aquabelle, of which there are around 20 worldwide with 7 in Australia, doesn't have the raised pilothouse...it is more a 'Europa' single level. This creates a walk-in full-height engine room and a full beam aft owners stateroom, while retaining the generous midships stateroom. I will PM you my personal contact details
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Greatly appreciated. I'm hoping that Poseidon is more a refresh than refit (at least in the short term) but I guess we'll only know once we get into it. Survey was very good and the owner took it on himself to fix any defects highlighted. A walkin engine rooms sounds nice. Had spent a long time looking at Defever 49s (which also have walkin) but couldnt pass up the OA when I got to see one. Poseidon has the Cat 3208 Naturals (210HP) and a big old Oban generator so a bit cramped but small inconvience considering the amount of usable space. She is on a berth at Fenwicks marina (Brooklyn) and the plan is to keep her for the moment. Our previous boat (5 years) was a small Colin Archer Yacht that we kept at Parsley Bay so we know the area reasonably well. Will reply to PM from proper computer but are going to boat show and definitely interested in catching up.
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:02 PM   #32
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I have to ask. How much is shipping to Oz?
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:20 PM   #33
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Robert. The idea of an OAOC is interesting. It appears there are quite a few potential members on this forum with a good number of local Aussie OA owners. I look forward to following your ownership of Poseidon and hope to catch up with you on the water. Doug
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:22 PM   #34
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Aquabella, Your trip north is my dream, which I hope to do next winter. How long have you owned her? It appears her refits have prepared her for a whole new lifetime of cruising.If you're planing on calling into the Gold Coast on you way south, PM me and we can catch up. I would appreciate any photos of Aquabella as I'm always looking at ways to improve the use of the various spaces onboard Carpe Diem. Doug
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I have to ask. How much is shipping to Oz?
Shipping a mid section for an outboard motor to a friend in Perth a month or so ago cured my curiosity. I'm sure it cured his too.

$1,000
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Beachbum29 - not sure about an OA, but last year I had a quote for a Defever 49 from West Palm Beach to Newcastle (about 100 miles from my home) for $US54,000. With tax / duty / misc expenses etc, buying a $US160K boat in Florida would have turned into around $AUD270K landed (and that was when the $AUD was very strong). When I saw the OA at a marina 10 minutes from my home, I couldn't get an offer in fast enought.
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:38 PM   #37
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Beachbum29. Shipping Carpe Diem from Long Beach LA to Brisbane Australia cost US$70,000. Cheaper then the fuel bill for bring it out on its own bottom, if it was capable that is. Like Robert said its only viable if you purchase a boat at a great price. Still if you we're interested in cruising this part of the world for a couple of years I think it would be worth it. I hope one day to return it to the US to do some cruising there.
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Shipping costs are much higher than I thought.
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:48 PM   #39
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Shipping costs are much higher than I thought.
It's all relative. I found the boat I wanted and other then servicing/running costs have only spent $$ on a new Bimini.
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:56 PM   #40
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My next project is securing a tender whilst underway. As Aquabella noted in a previous post, our cockpit area is small. My boat deck has been converted to an entertaining area which works fantastically. But I can't tow my tender all the time. Any Ideas?
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