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  1. This is a bit of a worry then. The low hour engine on this yacht was one of the drawcards for me, but I didn't even consider it being underpowered since it was recently replaced. I'm not sure if I could afford a new one on top of everything else I'd require. I've had a look into this and the rule of thumb is 4hp per tonne and this is 3.33hp/tonne unloaded. Can this be a safety concern if you're battling wind/currents to get to safety or is it more of a speed preference thing where you would just be painfully slow?
  2. Thanks everyone for the advice, very much appreciated! Considering there's another whiting 40 that's setup for offshore cruising that's listed for about 50k more (out of my price range), I'm quite happy to put the work and money in over the few years while staying in NZ to get it up to the standard. And then at least it's all new gear and within date when I'm ready to go for it.
  3. Thanks for the response Island Time, very good points! I'm looking at this one- https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/boats-marine/yachts/keeler/listing/4019764571 It hasn't had Cat 1 as far as I'm aware, but plan to spread the upgrade costs over the years I remain in NZ. What are the big ticket items for Cat 1 that I'd need to budget for? I'm already factoring in the additional safety gear, storm sails and replacing standing rigging and lifelines. What other major things I would need to consider?
  4. Hi All, I’m looking at a Whiting 40 as a liveaboard with the intention of getting it prepped for a Cat 1 to take it offshore in a few years. The one I’m looking at has been very well looked after and is a nice size for within my budget. I’m just wondering if anyone has had any experience with these yachts and what I might need to look out for? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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