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Old 02-13-2018, 08:37 PM   #1
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Hi Im John from Adelaide South Australia. I have been a sailor since my teenage years from dinghies to 3 trailer sailers and for the last 12 years a Hanse 342 yacht. Now retired and in my 70th year it is time to move to a more stable platform so I can continue my love of cruising South Australian waters. I am looking for a Blue Sea36 or similar to meet my needs. As I have no experience with trawlers I hope that by joining this forum I will increase my knowledge of them.
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:27 PM   #2
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Welcome from another 70 year old
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:37 PM   #3
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You young guys!
Welcome aboard Duke.
Not so many Blue Seas around but there are similar boats. I looked at one,finding the cockpit small,hardly space for a table and 2 chairs.
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Welcome John. Nice to have another Adelaidean.

Good luck with the shopping. There aren't a lot of trawler style boats locally but they do pop up occasionally. I'll let you know if I hear of anything trawlerish coming up for sale.
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Welcome from another 70 year old
Welcome from a very soon to be 75 years old.
I hope we all get much older and in good health too.
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:42 PM   #6
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Hello John,
More Adelaide members!
I think we know each other....
You probably know there is one of these for sale at Rsays, but it sadly appears to need a lot of work.
Good luck with the change of direction- we are going through the same process (almost..)
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Welcome on board, good to see more Aussies even deep southerners.
You may have to come east to find your boat.
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Welcome, like they all said. I also had two trailer yachts before going into power. A Tasman 20, and Gazelle 26. Both NZ designs. Loved the time with them, but at 71, I agree - trawler style is better. Good luck with your search Actually my Clipper 34 is for sale...just sayin' I too looked at Blue Seas 36s, but they are scarce, and the cockpit is a bit small for the size of boat.
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Welcome to the dark side.
Greeting from a very windy Hobart.
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Old 02-15-2018, 05:56 AM   #10
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Hi John. I have a 1979 blue seas 36 nearing the end of a complete refit. All decks recored. New windows all internal paneling redone with teak . New roofliners,new bathrooms , new hydraulic steering including helms and auto helm plus lots more. It is in Perth. Twin 120hp fords with 4000 hrs.
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One problem about choosing a boat model in short supply is lack of choice. Hallp`s frank and informative post about the issues he is fixing is a red flag. Lots of boats that age will have at least some of those issues.
I think it`s one reason people buy Rivs, etc. More choice, no teak decks and no issues that flow from the old screw attachment method. I had my decks stripped, relaid a mix of teak and painted non slip,it was seriously expensive.
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Hello John,
More Adelaide members!
I think we know each other....
You probably know there is one of these for sale at Rsays, but it sadly appears to need a lot of work.
Good luck with the change of direction- we are going through the same process (almost..)
Yes we do know each other, the one at Rsays needs 100k to bring it back to its former glory plus 59 k to buy it. I doubt if it will sell. We are about to depart on probably our last cruise on Miss V. Spending 6 weeks in Spencer Gulf. Then it will be time to move to a more stable platform.
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