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Old 11-21-2019, 03:52 PM   #1
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Tasmania calling

I,m in the process of buying (and ignoring many wise peoples advice) another boat. Tasmania is too nice not to have a boat. After 10 years owning and living on a 17 metre timber boat I,m looking for a 10 metre 100% natural fibreglass job. Any Cuddles 30 owners here? An interesting little tub designed and built by Bruce Harris on the gold coast famous for his Shark Cats. Cheers
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We have a TF member in Adelaide with a Cuddles who is a regular poster here. If I recall correctly they first launched in the mid 1980's. I was one of many curious folks crawling over it at the Sydney boat show back then.
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Welcome aboard.

We have a TF member in Adelaide with a Cuddles who is a regular poster here. If I recall correctly they first launched in the mid 1980's. I was one of many curious folks crawling over it at the Sydney boat show back then.
Yes, indeed, his moniker is Auscan, and it's a Cuddles 30 motor sailer version, and if he does not chime in, search him and send him a personal message. Welcome to another from the land of Oz.

We owned and loved a Cuddles 35, renamed the Resort 35, for a number of years in the mid 90's. Lovely cruiser and without doubt one of the most space efficient designs out there. Using the dinette as a double, it could also sleep 4 in bunks for'd, another master double, (with ensuite toilet), opposite the main bathroom, and two in another double below the dinette, in a cunning 'downunder' arrangement, that gave a total of 10..! Not bad in a 35 footer is it..? I think the Cuddles 30 is a similar layout, but just lacks the double under the dinette..?
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G'day Eldo850. Cuddles 30 owner here on the Gold Coast. Nice to see another member here with the same little tub.
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Cheers Comodave. It was the restoration thread for the Cuddles 35, Red Emperor, that initially brought my attention to this forum. I also noticed that she (Red Emperor) was up for sale recently, no longer bearing that name but still quite easy to recognise.
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I,m in the process of buying (and ignoring many wise peoples advice) another boat. Tasmania is too nice not to have a boat. After 10 years owning and living on a 17 metre timber boat I,m looking for a 10 metre 100% natural fibreglass job. Any Cuddles 30 owners here? An interesting little tub designed and built by Bruce Harris on the gold coast famous for his Shark Cats. Cheers
I Live in Port Lincoln South Australia and have had a Cuddles Resort 35 for 15 years,
a great coastal cruiser , economical , fantastic accommodation, ive had mine all over SA.
A very well found unpretentious boat, fantastic for familys whom are not bothered how fast they get there.
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