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Forum: Living Aboard 07-01-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 39,474
Posted By haiqu
In the past few days I've emptied out my 20 ft...

In the past few days I've emptied out my 20 ft container, cleared out and stripped the yacht - including taking down the mast - and loaded my truck for the move down south. I'm having a day off at my...
Forum: Living Aboard 05-16-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 39,474
Posted By haiqu
I'll certainly miss the water but I finally...

I'll certainly miss the water but I finally decided that my hobbies, which all rely on electricity, were more important to me. It's certainly a tiny town but these days I don't see that as a bad...
Forum: Living Aboard 05-10-2020, 12:51 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 39,474
Posted By haiqu
My future is finally resolved. I've just bought a...

My future is finally resolved. I've just bought a 4BR double brick two storey property in country NSW and will be leaving Montys in early July.


Here she is, the former Bundarra Post Office. Yes,...
Forum: Living Aboard 09-28-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 39,474
Posted By haiqu
In the middle of a Biology course at MITx. Exams...

In the middle of a Biology course at MITx. Exams in a few weeks.


Just sold my house in New Zealand to a friend of a friend for NZ$30k so that covers all the rates and so on for the past 6 years....
Forum: Living Aboard 06-05-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 39,474
Posted By haiqu
Might be tricky, I just got on the list to have...

Might be tricky, I just got on the list to have an umbilical hernia fixed. I'd hate to be out of town when they decided to call me in. Maybe after that ...
Forum: Living Aboard 03-29-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 39,474
Posted By haiqu
Good grief, is it really 11 months since I posted...

Good grief, is it really 11 months since I posted here?


Finally got the pension sorted out, they were six months late but I was back paid. Been spending my time doing genealogy, and Old Squizzy...
Forum: The Multihull Club 12-16-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,738
Posted By haiqu
Right back at you Dave. 2019 for the win!

Right back at you Dave. 2019 for the win!
Forum: The Multihull Club 12-14-2018, 03:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,738
Posted By haiqu
Shut up and take my money!

https://www.silent-yachts.com/silent-yachts-55/


Dayyum. Only AU$2,000,000 as well.


Merry Xmas to all. :)
Forum: Marine Industry Vendors 10-04-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,378
Posted By haiqu
Solar panels are a consumer item available on...

Solar panels are a consumer item available on eBay these days. I doubt your quality control would negate the expense of a specialist product, especially after seeing the failure rate of such products...
Forum: Power & Electronics 10-04-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,749
Posted By haiqu
Since you appear to be advertising please use the...

Since you appear to be advertising please use the Marine Industry Vendors subgroup in future. My own thoughts are that these things are ridiculously expensive and at 1,299.00 yours is no exception.
Forum: Living Aboard 10-04-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 39,474
Posted By haiqu
Missed another bargain catamaran today. ...

Missed another bargain catamaran today.

Robin Chamberlin designed Corsair 3600 glass over foam 36'er. 2 x Nanni 21hp (600 hours) and the usual instruments, 2002 build. Had been sitting in the...
Forum: Living Aboard 09-26-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 39,474
Posted By haiqu
Primary difference is that I have neither a...

Primary difference is that I have neither a working yacht nor a house to live in. I'd like to achieve one or the other some time before I'm senile.

On the good side, it appears as if the pension...
Forum: Living Aboard 09-14-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 39,474
Posted By haiqu
Well sh1t. I was just told the Arber cat has been...

Well sh1t. I was just told the Arber cat has been sold. Don't know how that happened since the guy selling it isn't back for another week. Anyhow, that's life ... and it sucks.
Forum: Living Aboard 09-08-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 39,474
Posted By haiqu
Couldn't find the thread asking for songs about...

Couldn't find the thread asking for songs about the sea (maybe it was on a different site?) so I'll just leave this here while waiting for the Oddysey to end:
...
Forum: Living Aboard 09-07-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 39,474
Posted By haiqu
After a serious dig for a better deal I may have...

After a serious dig for a better deal I may have found "the one." She's a 1992 Arber Compromise 30 cat in tired but sound condition and the price is extremely good. Will be going up to see her once...
Forum: Living Aboard 08-26-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 39,474
Posted By haiqu
Nice wheels, and I agree you did find a bargain...

Nice wheels, and I agree you did find a bargain there.

Now looking at a 2010 model Waller 31 built in Tassie. Beautiful yacht but a bit of a dock queen. Insufficient solar and batteries, no wind...
Forum: Living Aboard 08-24-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 39,474
Posted By haiqu
Well that was a washout. Contacted Peter Snell,...

Well that was a washout. Contacted Peter Snell, the designer of the Easy 10.5 cat, to get his opinion on the odd mast. He knew that yacht and warned me off it immediately. It seems the builder...
Forum: The Poop Deck 08-23-2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 25,005
Posted By haiqu
What a horrifying thought. Streamlined? They must...

What a horrifying thought. Streamlined? They must be pretty bad over there, considering you still have to apply for Australian national registration via snail mail.


At least we only have six...
Forum: Living Aboard 08-23-2018, 12:48 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 39,474
Posted By haiqu
A 10.5 metre Snell catamaran has come up on...

A 10.5 metre Snell catamaran has come up on Gumtree at AU$55,000

Tempting.

Only oddity is that it was designed for a junk rig and currently has only a boom and main fitted, so pretty much a...
Forum: The Poop Deck 08-17-2018, 02:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 25,005
Posted By haiqu
Unfortunately in Australia it varies by state. In...

Unfortunately in Australia it varies by state. In NSW you need a licence to travel faster than 10 knots. In QLD you need a licence if the engine is larger than 6 hp (4.5 kw). In VIC a licence is...
Forum: Living Aboard 08-17-2018, 02:37 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 39,474
Posted By haiqu
Birthday was in February Dave. With the new rules...

Birthday was in February Dave. With the new rules I have to be 65 1/2 to be eligible.


Tying off to a log doesn't seem like a good idea.
Forum: Regional Discussions 08-10-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,001
Posted By haiqu
https://www.croatiatraveller.com/central%20dalmati...

https://www.croatiatraveller.com/central%20dalmatia/Brac.htm
Forum: The Poop Deck 08-10-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 25,005
Posted By haiqu
Driving licence relates to power boats. Sailing...

Driving licence relates to power boats. Sailing isn't power boat unless you have an engine on board.

But you need to know much more than that!
Forum: The Med, Atlantic & Caribbean 08-10-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,530
Posted By haiqu
Passage Key attracts boaters, nudists, refuge...

Passage Key attracts boaters, nudists, refuge violators | Anna Maria Island News (https://www.islander.org/2017/08/passage-key-attracts-boaters-nudists-refuge-violators/)
Forum: Living Aboard 08-10-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 39,474
Posted By haiqu
Yesterday I officially became a pensioner. The...

Yesterday I officially became a pensioner. The application went in on May 28th but since the government is running an 8 month backlog I don't expect to see any payments until January.
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