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Old 07-23-2007, 05:07 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I spent a bit of time on and around Puget Sound and the SF bay area recently and decided it's somewhere I'd like to go cruising. Also perhaps the Canadian side of the Great Lakes, around Toronto area.

I have a 38ft steel cutter on Sydney harbour, and don't sail it all of the time -- I do some offshore cruising and trips up to the Whitsundays but not sure I want to circumnavigate the globe at the moment just to do a spot of cruising in the USA. Sydney harbour is a great place and a good base to go sailing from, though, so I had a thought.

Does anyone here have a yacht up in any of those areas which I could borrow for a short period of time -- a few weeks perhaps? In exchange you'd get use of my boat either in Sydney or somewhere else up the Australian coast for the equivalent time period? It wouldn't have to be the same time of year, I'm a summer time cruiser myself and I realise that the northern + southern hemisphere summers don't coincide.

Reply here if anyone's interested.

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Me thinks you would have a better chance of a wife swap. Many would hold their boat closer then their wife.lol

I know I would like to find some one to swap mine with. I would like to try something a little lighter, newer and handles better. I just do not want the maintance required for a newer modle.
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Del,

That is a good idea, and most reasonable.

I read someplace of a similar idea, You buy a boat, own the boat, but use it sometimes, meanwhile a company keeps it, maintains it, and leases it to others for a fee, of which you receive part of that. Similar to a time share condo. I can not put a name or reference to it - I am thinking to hard at the moment. Somebody help here please.

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Me thinks you would have a better chance of a wife swap. Many would hold their boat closer then their wife.lol

I know I would like to find some one to swap mine with. I would like to try something a little lighter, newer and handles better. I just do not want the maintance required for a newer modle.
daytrader, send me a photo of your boat and I'll consider swapping for my wife.

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Old 08-04-2007, 10:25 PM   #5
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The term you may be looking for is fractional owner ship. It is used in jets alot as the price is very expensive.

I could see fractional owner ship of a boat working very well.
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Google for - boat swap - yacht swap, etc.

This "system" of boat swapping is being promoted.
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Del,

I'm an ex-pat Oz in Vancouver, a great cruising area, with an offshore proven 36' ferro yacht in good shape. I could be interested in your proposal, and can be contacted at infoATsheepskinstuff.com
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I still think a short term wife swap would be more interesting.
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C'mon fellas....Let's talk about sailing here.

For the other, I am sure there is a more appropriate site away from the squids.
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C'mon fellas....Let's talk about sailing here.

For the other, I am sure there is a more appropriate site away from the squids.
Sorry, was just trying to add a little humor. Not be rude. Just think what some have with their boat.

I mean parting with my new boat to a differant guy. It would be like loaning him my wife. I would have to think hard about it.
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