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by ozsailer
Oct 19th, '18, 13:35
Forum: General
Topic: Plimsoll line
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: Plimsoll line

Hi Marcus, save yourself a lot of time and hassle and see if you can locate a songwriter or stripe installer. We have found it is a relatively cheap process for these people to come and put the required stripes on your boat. They also have the expertise to mark the line to make it look correct. We h...
by ozsailer
Oct 11th, '18, 17:12
Forum: General
Topic: Moreton Bay Cruiser trailable yacht
Replies: 15
Views: 729

Re: Moreton Bay Cruiser trailable yacht

G'day Geoff,
love the concept, very retro but with ultra mondern lines. add me to your follow list :)
by ozsailer
Sep 8th, '18, 09:57
Forum: General
Topic: Sailing Gippsland Lakes
Replies: 38
Views: 1178

Re: Sailing Gippsland Lakes

Seriously Frank, you really believe what you just wrote. 1) Quote - I hate the obsolete, historical stuff like flares, smoke signals, even radio is inefficient, Cmon, really. How are you seriously going to pinpoint someone location with a mobile phone. If you are relying on them giving you a positio...
by ozsailer
Jun 15th, '18, 21:46
Forum: DARK SIDERS (Keel Boats)
Topic: New boat
Replies: 10
Views: 902

Re: New boat

Just a quick update. We left the boat at Hope Harbour on the gold coast while we did what I consider standard maintenance on the boat before we headed off. A really big engine and sail drive overhaul to check everything. Good job we did as we found crook bearings and worn shafts in both sail drives ...
by ozsailer
Apr 25th, '18, 21:19
Forum: General
Topic: Insurance - Survey
Replies: 33
Views: 1519

Re: Insurance - Survey

Hello all, just some info but its becoming the norm that onece a boat reaches 15 years old insurance companies start requesting surveys before they will insure. Most only require a surveyor to do an on water check to check that the vessel is seaworthy. I am now starting to see the same insurance com...
by ozsailer
Apr 22nd, '18, 00:52
Forum: DARK SIDERS (Keel Boats)
Topic: New boat
Replies: 10
Views: 902

Re: New boat

Oh well I tried to crop and download a photo but the internet is not playing nice tonight, even photo bucket where I normally transfer photos is kicking me out.. We were trying to buy a similar size Lagoon Catamaran to Sunshine but were just having all sorts of issues with Brokers and vendors when w...
by ozsailer
Apr 21st, '18, 21:55
Forum: DARK SIDERS (Keel Boats)
Topic: New boat
Replies: 10
Views: 902

New boat

Hello all,
just trying to download photo of new boat. No having much luck
by ozsailer
Apr 21st, '18, 19:40
Forum: DARK SIDERS (Keel Boats)
Topic: Insurance - New restrictions
Replies: 3
Views: 596

Re: Insurance - New restrictions

After much searching and reviewing of offers we found a lot of differences with Insuarnce policies. Some policies will now just not cover for cyclones full stop. What we found with the ones who will not cover are underwritten buy companies located overseas such as Lloyds. I found that companies that...
by ozsailer
Mar 26th, '18, 16:08
Forum: DARK SIDERS (Keel Boats)
Topic: Insurance - New restrictions
Replies: 3
Views: 596

Insurance - New restrictions

Hello all, We are in the throws of chasing insurance quotes and to be quite frank its getting very very restrictive for cruising sailers. We were with Topsail insurance who have been very good to date but the new policy had me gasping. In all our past insurance policies we were always covered for cy...
by ozsailer
Mar 5th, '18, 23:06
Forum: DARK SIDERS (Keel Boats)
Topic: Boat Broker selling of vessel agreement - Warning
Replies: 13
Views: 1333

Re: Boat Broker selling of vessel agreement - Warning

Hello all, been unavailable for a while but thought I would update current details. What a friggin mess. I understand there are good boat brokers out there but I am struggling to find one. Our contract has expired but as we have sold the boat, dealing with the broker does is not conclude until such ...
by ozsailer
Jan 21st, '18, 00:05
Forum: General
Topic: I love my Sabre, but sometimes I miss my Boomerang......
Replies: 32
Views: 1946

Re: I love my Sabre, but sometimes I miss my Boomerang......

Hello Dustinoz, I think I can help :mrgreen As many on this site know I was and still am a keen Sabre enthusiast even though it been many a year since I last owned a Sabre. Prior to the Sabre I owned a drop keel Boomerang 20. There is no doubt in my mind that the Boomerang 20 was a better boat to sa...
by ozsailer
Dec 14th, '17, 19:13
Forum: General
Topic: Western Port Marina - big price hike
Replies: 17
Views: 1281

Re: Western Port Marina - big price hike

Hi Stephen, personally based on the total amount of berthing your boat for the year I consider it cheap compared to some marinas here in NSW and also far north Queensland. I have just been advised that the casual berthing rate for our 12 metre cat is $160 a day at Abel Point Marina. Considering we a...
by ozsailer
Dec 12th, '17, 09:47
Forum: DARK SIDERS (Keel Boats)
Topic: Boat Broker selling of vessel agreement - Warning
Replies: 13
Views: 1333

Re: Boat Broker selling of vessel agreement - Warning

Hi Greg,
it is indeed sad to have Sunshine for sale but it is for good reason as we are planning on upgrading to a later model Lagoon 420 or 421.
by ozsailer
Dec 11th, '17, 21:46
Forum: DARK SIDERS (Keel Boats)
Topic: Boat Broker selling of vessel agreement - Warning
Replies: 13
Views: 1333

Boat Broker selling of vessel agreement - Warning

Hello all, just some information that I have become aware of regarding sales agreements when you use a boat broker. Three months ago we placed we put our boat on the market through a boat broker having gone through bad issues when trying to sell our previous boat. I know the broker and trusted him a...
by ozsailer
Sep 21st, '17, 15:06
Forum: Sabre 22 and 25
Topic: Sabre 22 Burgee -
Replies: 12
Views: 1660

Re: Sabre 22 Burgee -

Well, I must admit I was a tad disappointed with the response but in saying that Pete (Bunyip) is welcome to the Burgee. The story he posted to me was excellent and bought back many fond memories of our Sabres. Pete just send me a PM on how I can get the burgee to you and it will be arranged. For th...
by ozsailer
Sep 16th, '17, 08:46
Forum: Sabre 22 and 25
Topic: Sabre 22 Burgee -
Replies: 12
Views: 1660

Re: Sabre 22 Burgee -

Will wait with anticpatioin Pete :)
by ozsailer
Sep 14th, '17, 22:10
Forum: Sabre 22 and 25
Topic: Sabre 22 Burgee -
Replies: 12
Views: 1660

Sabre 22 Burgee -

This is purely aimed at current Sabre 22 owners. After many years Sue I am decluttering a lot of our nautical memorabilia. Part of that is a a very rare Sabre 22 burgee. Our old burgee saw many great sails on our old Sabre 22 Sovereign and Sabre 25 Sanctuary. As we have moved on to Keelers and Catam...
by ozsailer
Sep 9th, '17, 12:11
Forum: General
Topic: Best way to drive from Melbourne to Airlie beach
Replies: 48
Views: 3836

Re: Best way to drive from Melbourne to Airlie beach

Hi Luke, having just completed a road trip from Newcastle to Darwin, via Airlie and Townsville and back I would suggest the following deviation. I will only comment on the Road from Canberra north as I am not familiar with the country route but its something I woudl consider very seriously. From Can...
by ozsailer
Aug 28th, '17, 14:31
Forum: General
Topic: Minuet Yachts
Replies: 47
Views: 4397

Re: Minuet Yachts

What the (&V&)v Jeff :shock: . I had no idea you were looking for one and it was only by co-incidence that I was browsing the LMYC website. Good luck on the negotiations. By the way Jeff if you end up coming up this way Sue and I expect you to call in and say Gday.
by ozsailer
Aug 27th, '17, 20:48
Forum: General
Topic: Minuet Yachts
Replies: 47
Views: 4397

Re: Minuet Yachts

Hello all, strange that I was looking at the local yacht club for sale site and found there is one of these Minuet minatures advertised for sale at the Lake Macquarie Yacht club at the moment. The asking price is $1850.
by ozsailer
Aug 4th, '17, 20:58
Forum: General
Topic: one thing leads to another
Replies: 5
Views: 686

Re: one thing leads to another

Hi Paul, totally get where you are coming from with one job leading to ten others. I am a bit concerned when you say you used a white cutting board from Aldi. While I have used these myself for some jobs on the boat I would not use them where they are exposed to the sun as they are very prone to bec...
by ozsailer
Jul 24th, '17, 23:23
Forum: General
Topic: Day shapes. Does anybody use them?
Replies: 19
Views: 1658

Re: Day shapes. Does anybody use them?

Hello all, despite differenced state to state, ultimatley the responsibility lies with the master of the craft to know the boating regulations. Regardless of what state you are in the laws requirements for each craft are pretty black and white as to who is responsible at the end of the day. I have t...
by ozsailer
Jul 5th, '17, 22:06
Forum: DARK SIDERS (Keel Boats)
Topic: One step forward two steps backwards
Replies: 8
Views: 1268

Re: One step forward two steps backwards

G'day John, congratulations on the purchase. The Cavalier is a highly regarded yacht and I doubt you will have many build issues. I totally get where you are coming from stepping up from a trailer yacht to a keeler. We after 15 years of keeler and now our catamaran we still look back with fond memor...
by ozsailer
Jul 1st, '17, 13:33
Forum: General
Topic: I'm Alive...
Replies: 15
Views: 1915

Re: I'm Alive...

G'day Ross,
wow, in fact double wow. Sue and I are very pleased to hear all going well. am always amazed at the medical talent we have in Australia and the ability of the average aussie to access these people when needed.
by ozsailer
Jun 28th, '17, 18:32
Forum: General
Topic: Recent collision of US navy destroyer and container ship
Replies: 48
Views: 5007

Re: Recent collision of US navy destroyer and container ship

Hello all, I believe some of Franks information is correct at this time. Initial reports are now starting to circulate that the US ship failed to respond to the calls from the other ship. I am curious reports indicate that the merchant ship tried lights to signal and not radio. Also curious is that ...

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