Getting started in a TS for a young family

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ColinF wrote:Or there's this one Tom (maybe you've already seen it). Having a 4 year old trailer might be a nice bonus. Distance is further but you would clearly try to incorporate a holiday. :)
Thanks Colin - will keep in mind! We probably won't be allowed to go on holidays to Qld until 2030 at this rate though!

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mat stirling wrote:I've just put my Castle 650 on Yachthub for sale. Very well set up for cruising.

It's in Mackay.
Thanks Mat, it is a bit more than I am looking to spend at this stage, plus the Qld issue! She looks nice though.

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Peter Yates wrote:Not in Paynesville but planning to be there in November or early December. If nobody else available and it is still for sale, will look then. Is that any use?
I have put a deposit on the boat after a TSP hero inspected it for me and found it and the trailer to be in good shape.

Peter I will be down in November to pick it up (good excuse to spend a few days there too). If you are there at the same time it would be good to meet you and any Victorians from the forum that happen to be in the area. Still finalising the dates with the wife.

Tom

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So you bought the yellow ultimate 18?
Looks a nice boat!

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Yes, sure did. The advice here was really helpful.

It is a pity the ultimate club is Melbourne based. Maybe if I disguised it as a Careel 18 I could join the Careel club:)

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Swing keel with pop top too.
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Waterd wrote: Oct 21st, '21, 18:55 Yes, sure did. The advice here was really helpful.

It is a pity the ultimate club is Melbourne based. Maybe if I disguised it as a Careel 18 I could join the Careel club:)

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Waterd wrote: Oct 21st, '21, 18:55 Yes, sure did. The advice here was really helpful.

It is a pity the ultimate club is Melbourne based. Maybe if I disguised it as a Careel 18 I could join the Careel club:)
Like all the other trailer sailer owners in Melbourne, I'm confident the Ultimate people are all itching to get to Paynesville, so let us know when you're heading down. Ray was talking about doing Sydney Harbour at NYE again this year back when the idea that NSW would ever open again seemed absurd and Victoria seemed a safe place to be, so you might find a bunch of temporary NSW Ultimates in Sydney soon too.
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Congratulations on purchasing your "new" ultimate 18.

Stardust is a nice boat and was a regular on the ultimate cruises.

FYI: get in touch with the ultimate association - although membership costs with the association is a pittance - 1st years membership is free.


For further information on the Ultimate Yacht Association:

https://sites.google.com/view/ultimatey ... contact-us
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ray on the bay wrote:Congratulations on purchasing your "new" ultimate 18.

Stardust is a nice boat and was a regular on the ultimate cruises.

FYI: get in touch with the ultimate association - although membership costs with the association is a pittance - 1st years membership is free.


For further information on the Ultimate Yacht Association:

https://sites.google.com/view/ultimatey ... contact-us
Thanks Ray I have heard good things from a few people so look forward to keeping her in good shape and out on the water.

I sent in my application for the association before I have even taken ownership of the boat!

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zebedee wrote:
Waterd wrote: Oct 21st, '21, 18:55 Yes, sure did. The advice here was really helpful.

It is a pity the ultimate club is Melbourne based. Maybe if I disguised it as a Careel 18 I could join the Careel club:)
Like all the other trailer sailer owners in Melbourne, I'm confident the Ultimate people are all itching to get to Paynesville, so let us know when you're heading down. Ray was talking about doing Sydney Harbour at NYE again this year back when the idea that NSW would ever open again seemed absurd and Victoria seemed a safe place to be, so you might find a bunch of temporary NSW Ultimates in Sydney soon too.
Great!

I have booked in at Allawah camp ground at Paynesville from 13-18 November. I hope to meet some TSP types there - let me know if you are in town.

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Hi Watered

I'll be down the lakes starting from Paynesville this Saturday morning for the 4 day Melb cup weekend. there will be at least a couple of ultimates with us there as well as a couple of boats from Melbourne trailable yacht club.

If anyone else is going to be there - hope to catch up :)

Watered - too bad we missed dates - looks like you were there earlier than us.

Hope you got to stay on the boat rather than in the caravan park ;)

Happy sailing - cheers Ray
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Not to worry Ray! Let us know if you head up to Sydney.

We haven't been yet and will bring a tent. I don't want to rely on sleeping on the boat until I have made some adjustments. I will need to extend the port quarter berth at least to sleep comfortably.

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I'm in the same position mate, I've been itching to get another sailing boat for years and currently have a 6month and 3 year old. Years ago I'd already narrowed down the boat - Noelex 25. Now it's just a matter of borders opening up (I'm in QLD) and I will finally make the dream happen!

You will have to keep us updated as to how the family likes it.
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