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Postby aquaplane » Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:15 pm

Cobra 750 :D

Looks like the Leisure 27 my parents had, then reading the blub here it's the same company!!
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Postby Pete Cooper » Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:11 pm

Remember that if you are used to sailing a Beneteau 18, then most older, bigger yachts will seem to be much roomier. There are lots of good boats about at reasonable money. Most will be slower than your Bennie as well. As a very rough guide, referring to the CYCA handicap system,which is far from ideal, the Bennie would be just over 3 minutes in the hour quicker than a Tiger. My Ecume would in theory be about the same as your Bennie, but still has decent accomodation. What I think I am saying is that you should look at a lot of 'bigger' boats, and you will find something that does not need much work for the same kind of money.
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Postby aquaplane » Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:26 pm

Thanks for that Pete, I realise that all boats are a compromise. At the moment the compromise is too far towards performance for my (and my crew's) needs.

I learned to sail in a Westerly Windrush so I know all about going sideways slowly, or should I say going slowly and sideways fast.

I'll find something, it'll be a compromise again, but if I wake up without back ache, don't have to crawl to put the kettle on, and still pass some of the boats I'll be happy.

Is this like yours?
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Postby lady_stormrider » Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:05 pm

I think you should ask your crew what they want. Yes - not being grabbed with a 'Yarrh' when reaching over from one narrow bunk to put the kettle on the one meths stove.

Having consulted the Corps of Galley Slaves Directive 013378/B I think I'm entitled to request a 'fridge/freezer with chilled water dispenser and a tumble dryer. Aga optional.

Or just some headroom when getting dressed & a chemical loo.

(To tell you the truth - when we viewed 'Mykonos' on Windermere I felt we were being interviewed by Mr Kirk to make sure she was going to a good home. This could explain the reason she's been for sale for so long).
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Postby Booby Trapper » Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:08 pm

aquaplane wrote:Is this like yours?


No that's nothing like Pete's It's very cleen and tidy :lol:

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Postby Pete Cooper » Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:12 pm

Booby Trapper wrote:
aquaplane wrote:Is this like yours?


No that's nothing like Pete's It's very cleen and tidy :lol:


Cheeky sod! Mine is clean and tidy thanks to Philippa!!!!!
And at least I can spell CLEAN!
Yes Aquaplane, mine is very like that.

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Postby aquaplane » Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:22 pm

Well Pete, the pics of the outside look dead racey, and the pics of the inside look good too. Finot designed some good boats didn't he? :lol:

And Ms Stormy can quell those mutinous comments, we have a chemical loo, in the garage at home. I thought you liked the Yarrrr, talk like a pirate stuff?
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Postby ash » Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:49 pm

Oh excrement - I think that we've gone and talked him out of it!! Mind you, he did ask. I can convince myself that my conscience is clear cos if Aquaplane was totally smitten by the Windermere Tiger, with heart overruling the head then he would have ignored us all.

Seriously, I see a major problem for Aquaplane is that he wants to trail. This means that a decent road trailer needs to be included in the deal, or bought separately and they don't come cheaply.

For example, there is one for sale on the VEGA forum, described as a bargain at £1,500 ( the Vega is 27ft and 2300kgs )

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PS I didn't say excrement, I said excrement. Nick's software changed it.
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Postby Booby Trapper » Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:05 am

Pete Cooper wrote:
Booby Trapper wrote:
aquaplane wrote:Is this like yours?


No that's nothing like Pete's It's very cleen and tidy :lol:


Cheeky sod! Mine is clean and tidy thanks to Philippa!!!!!
And at least I can spell CLEAN!
Yes Aquaplane, mine is very like that.


Sorry Pete I couldn't resist. Yes Philippa did mention she had spent about 3 hours cleaning the inside. Did she get aound to the cockpit?
As for the spelling... I must do better.

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Postby lady_stormrider » Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:34 pm

And Ms Stormy can quell those mutinous comments, we have a chemical loo, in the garage at home. I thought you liked the Yarrrr, talk like a pirate stuff?

You can stop that - or I'll hit you with a rock bun. This is the link

http://www.talklikeapirate.com/

There DO seem to be a lot of boats for sale in the category we are looking at.
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Postby aquaplane » Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:38 pm

There DO seem to be a lot of boats for sale in the category we are looking at.

And I'm only showing you the ones I think may have possibilities.

There are a couple of Tomahawk 25's at Kip, what do thay sail like? I can't find much info but I think they were supposed to be fast.

There is a Cobra 750 at Kip too, it's a low price for the model, I wonder what's up with it.

Then there is a Dufour 1800 and a Pagaent at Troon, and all those on Boats and Outboards, the choices are many and various.

My head is a shed at the moment, I think I may just stick with what I have lol
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Even More

Postby ash » Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:46 pm

Hi

Just to confuse you even further.

Have you had a look at NickB's For Sale Site.

BoobyTrapper is, of course, a member of This Parish.

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Postby aquaplane » Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:19 am

Oh Ash, you are a tease! That's a fine looking boat, sexy lines. Those pilot berths look nifty too, a neat design solution. What's the cockpit like?

It didn't show in my Boats and Outboards search 'coz I limited it to £8000.

I'm drooling over other boats so I can't see why I cant drool over Boobys! :wink:
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For Sale.....

Postby Pete Cooper » Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:35 am

.....of course I might know of an Ecume de Mer for sale - needs a little tidying but an excellent boat!

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Postby aquaplane » Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:39 pm

Oh yes Pete, do you know someone with one? How much do they go for, when they need a little tidying?

I had a rough quote for transport from the Clyde area to Windermere since it seems importing something around 25' may be an option. £700 to £900 was a very rough guess. Something with a (good) trailer is even better.
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