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Well, that all seems good enough for me. Deposit paid.

Ohhh, very exciting...

You'll keep it in NZ?

What sort of mooring are you thinking about, marina, or something utilising the shallow draft on a mooring up North somewhere?

 

Please keep us informed of the build progress.

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Eventually, we'll keep it up north on a mooring. But it's going to be a long slow process to even get on the water. But at least there is a more-or-less definite date.

 

As progress is made, I'll update with photos etc, but that's a long way off. they won't start the build for well over a year...

 

Interesting to note, the boat is designed to be beached and has optional alloy legs for just that...

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What happened to the one you were building?

 

Life changes... 

 

We're not so far in financially with the other one that we can't change tack, and the hardware we've already bought will go straight onto the new build.

 

We were in the process of finding a workshop. Rent is about 3-4000 a month here in Switzerland, and about 1500-2000 a month in Germany (1h drive away). That cost (dead loss) becomes considerable, so we looked at buying, but again prohibitively expensive, or worse, buying something that is another project so that the first project can be done. Too many projects, only one life.

 

A reassessment over the weekend while we're at the point of no return sees it make more sense, to buy a boat. The collective costs of materials, workshop rent, tooling up and a year of my labour (assuming it only takes 1 year from this point) means we'll actually be in a better shape financially for me to keep working and get a Pogo. And at the end of it we will have a boat with resale in case of emergency. This will also be faster...

 

At least this way, in 2y there will definitely be a boat in the water. Realistic timelines for the home build were still 18 months. 

 

We rent a small workshop in Swissland 5 min from home where we can do little projects so I can still satisfy my DIY side building tenders, furniture etc...

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Oh. You're back in Der Schweiz.. I thought you had come back to NZ?? You going to keep the boat in the lake or on the coast somewhere?

Yeah, back over here for a little longer. But we've been back and forth a lot lately as Dad's running out of time and Mum's dementia is kicking in, leaving decisions untaken. We'll keep the boat up Northern Germany for a wee bit, once she's launched - Skandinavia and Ostsee is where we'd like to sail rather than the med. The North may be colder but it's more peaceful and fewer ripoffs.

 

 

Awesome, what options did you go for?

 

Plenty of time to sort that out, but the lifting keel, carbon mast and vinyl ester hull are definite options to tick and need to be decided early on.

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Yeah, back over here for a little longer. But we've been back and forth a lot lately as Dad's running out of time and Mum's dementia is kicking in, leaving decisions untaken. We'll keep the boat up Northern Germany for a wee bit, once she's launched - Skandinavia and Ostsee is where we'd like to sail rather than the med. The North may be colder but it's more peaceful and fewer ripoffs.

 

 

Sorry to hear about your Mum and Dad. I hear you on the Ostsee and Scandi. Love to sail around there. Need a good heater though!! Better add Eberspacher to your list of options!! :-)

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