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Yeah Ive done it in a farr sub 30ft myself, its the mrs, she throws up on monohulls but seems to have no issues on cats and tris, I have no idea why as I dont understand and have never had sea sickness.

 

OK call me daft, but to get her out on the water for weekends, Im considering a trailberable Corsair 880. They have plenty of cabin room, including small galley and chiller. You can run heating etc. All the electrics you want. It seems the perfect weekend multihull hauraki gulf cruiser.

I dont see why there would be issue sailing it hop and skip over to GBI? Of courser given its under 30feet and a trailer Trimaran Im not taking it out in 40 knots + etc.

Ive seen one for $50k and they offer a lot of fun and will get me to the Mercury Islands a lot quicker than a big Cat, likely 3 times quicker.

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I think I will stick to the 35ft Mono until I can afford a Fountaine Pajot Bahia 46 which is a performance cruiser. I was going for a seawind 1160, but a used Bahia is not much more and faster. Or possibly an Outremer 45. Something of that style, performance with the comforts there. I wont be able to afford new, but a 10 year old is only $400-500k

 

Just soooooo many options in the $300-500k bracket, from 40-59ft peformance cats, some that hold wind speed records like 29 knots. Others that will do near wind speed down and still 75% up. The performance cats cut down passage time dramatically vs big heavy Cats that look nice, but even the performance cats have nice saloons, quarters, real showers, water makers, 2000w inverters provide plenty of movie nights on large screen TVs.

It all just excites me to keep working earning good money. If I retire mid 50s in 10 years, own a solid well refitted 45-50ft Cat and have investments plus my aussie super which kiwis can access at 55yo, I have hopefully a good 20 years of living on the ocean mainly.

Making dreams come true just takes a good team and a plan monetary.

I really dont feel it fair to claim the pension if I have $2k per week coming in from investments etc. I think it should be Assett tested to solve this stupid over priced NZ housing market and put Auckland prices back down a few hundred K where they should be. Yes I voted for Gareth Morgan and I agree with the Cats problem, the Mrs think its a no brainer as her double Dr's are in biology and she sees the effect feral cats and even house cats have on our Fauna.

In saying that I want a Cat and a dog, both desexed and chipped on the boat. Teach my Dog to take my speared fish back to the Esky/Chiller lol.


Thats a whole another conversation. What Dogs are the most suitable for a boat? Id like a short haired dog. I like staffies but if they are hyper like my last one that chewed through a live fridge cable they are a liability. I like French BD's but the Mrs doesnt. Foxies are usually too hyper. Some kind of Terrier anyway.

This is a lot of 56ft cat for $400k asking https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/boats-marine/yachts/multihull/auction-2244026602.htm?rsqid=919ce765fcce4ff08bcefad92e188fca-015

 

But I think I will stick with Outremer, Seawind, Leopard and Catana 45ft. They all do mono hull speeds but other brands do those speeds with a lot of slap and uncomfortable ride.

Really starting to see what is good hull design along with lightweight dagger board hullls, that dont slap through waves but are shaped for minimal slap.

Ive decided to put the 13ft centre console RIB on davets at the back. I can still fish on either side. A dream would be to go to Qld outside the GB reef and troll for black marlin, in a sail boat. Another dream. They get HUGE. Catch and release for me. Mahi-mahi and YFT are plentiful and very tasty. Will take a bradley smoker alongside the BBQ.

The real catch will be in purchasing and making sure I get a good surveyor to pick out what needs work and throw offers based on this. Not buying into somebody elses mess at this kind of money.

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I think I will stick to the 35ft Mono until I can afford a Fountaine Pajot Bahia 46 which is a performance cruiser. I was going for a seawind 1160, but a used Bahia is not much more and faster. Or possibly an Outremer 45. Something of that style, performance with the comforts there. I wont be able to afford new, but a 10 year old is only $400-500k

 

I'm not super familiar with the Bahia 46 but fountain pajots aren't really known for their amazing performance. Just had a look at a Bahia 46 on trademe and it looks to have no boards and a massive heavy looking interior. Doesn't scream performance.

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