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Forum: Regional Discussion Topics 09-30-2008, 02:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,017
Posted By markje4
G'day Steve I am looking at buying in the...

G'day Steve

I am looking at buying in the Med and using the boat as a liveaboard but do like the look of many of the boats that are available in US - the clipper-bowed ones, in particular.

The...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-28-2008, 10:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 20,034
Posted By markje4
Thanks for the info. Have been to Alfer site...

Thanks for the info.

Have been to Alfer site and looks/sounds very professional. As a daysailer, I am keen to do an extended training course on a larger yacht to gain experience in the systems...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-18-2008, 06:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 20,034
Posted By markje4
G'day Dani I am considering doing a...

G'day Dani

I am considering doing a Yachtmaster Fastrack out of Gibraltar next year as an early retirement gift to myself.

I have done plenty of daysailing on J24's but have relatively limited...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 12-31-2007, 01:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,230
Posted By markje4
Post To be congratulated. Here in OZ the magazine...

To be congratulated.

Here in OZ the magazine usually arrives on the newsagent's rack at least a month late.
Forum: General Cruising Forum 12-16-2007, 02:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,024
Posted By markje4
Hi Spent a week in the Port Said Yacht Club...

Hi

Spent a week in the Port Said Yacht Club in 2004 before heading into Med. Greatly enjoyed the trips into the city proper - free ferry rides from one side of Canal to the other. Whenever foreign...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 10-15-2007, 07:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,315
Posted By markje4
Off topic I know but...I hope you've got your...

Off topic I know but...I hope you've got your electoral information organised. The most interesting, if not important, election facing the nation in many years!
Forum: General Cruising Forum 10-13-2007, 01:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,030
Posted By markje4
Try this link:...

Try this link: https://www.comfortmarineandrv.com/Home

Mark
Forum: General Cruising Forum 10-12-2007, 01:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,030
Posted By markje4
Check out "Froll Sleep System"....

Check out "Froll Sleep System". https://www.latsandatts.net/latsTV/freedownloads-boatshow.php

Might be of help.

Mark
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-25-2007, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,002
Posted By markje4
Thanks for all suggestions. Meeting with my...

Thanks for all suggestions.

Meeting with my financial planner next week and hope to focus efforts over the 12-18 months with the intenetion of making the move to water-based living in the Med for...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-22-2007, 02:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,002
Posted By markje4
Have just had an unexpected 3-day trip away with...

Have just had an unexpected 3-day trip away with a busload of 56 grade 5 and 6 students to Canberra - so I know that cruising will hold no fears for me!

Have read many tales re VAT in European...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-18-2007, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,002
Posted By markje4
Thanks for the post Stephen At present I...

Thanks for the post Stephen

At present I live on brokerage sites and am expecting to purchase a 34' Bavaria or Beneteau in the region of 120-150K (AU).

I am really keen, however, on the style...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-17-2007, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,002
Posted By markje4
Unhappy Would really appreciate the help of those MUCH...

Would really appreciate the help of those MUCH more experienced in these matters than I...

My plan is to buy a Med-based boat (30-36 foot) in a couple of years time and spend 4-5 months each year...
Forum: The Galley 07-08-2007, 06:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,643
Posted By markje4
https://gallerytalk.typepad.com/talk/2007/0...ueen_...

https://gallerytalk.typepad.com/talk/2007/0...ueen_in_ve.html (https://gallerytalk.typepad.com/talk/2007/05/the_queen_in_ve.html)

No greater honour could be bestowed by an Australian artist than to...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 05-21-2007, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,935
Posted By markje4
As a land-locked 'cruiser', I live my life...

As a land-locked 'cruiser', I live my life through the various writings and photos of those lucky enough to be doing what I dream of. I find the Sailblogs site a real treasure and looks like it would...
Forum: Overdue & Distress Reports 05-05-2007, 02:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 24,789
Posted By markje4
Latest report/information: ...

Latest report/information:

https://www.smh.com.au/news/national/cruel-...7788400656.html (https://www.smh.com.au/news/national/cruel-sea-refuses-to-give-up-its-secrets/2007/05/04/1177788400656.html)...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 04-26-2007, 07:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,214
Posted By markje4
I am looking at ways of consolidating assets -...

I am looking at ways of consolidating assets - without selling the house - as I want to retire end of 2009.

I am torn between the choices of either living aboard in the Med for a few years or...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 04-24-2007, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,214
Posted By markje4
I'm another Ausie who has long considered the...

I'm another Ausie who has long considered the option of buying a second-hand boat in the U.S.

I have always admired the style of the clippered-bowed designs of boats such as Cabo Rico, Bayfield,...
Forum: Overdue & Distress Reports 04-20-2007, 01:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 24,789
Posted By markje4
An intriguing tale: ...

An intriguing tale:

https://optuszoo.news.ninemsn.com.au/articl...amp;_cobr=optus (https://optuszoo.news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=75417&rss=yes&_cobr=optus)
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-26-2007, 09:49 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 27,104
Posted By markje4
Sorry - should have made it clear that contact...

Sorry - should have made it clear that contact with the skipper with whom I travelled was through an advertisement placed in a commercial publication.

Although not in a position to reply to...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-26-2007, 07:46 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 27,104
Posted By markje4
In 2004, I was a 'paying crew', joining the yacht...

In 2004, I was a 'paying crew', joining the yacht of a fellow Aussie and his family for almost 3 months at $50 US per day. He was doing a circumnavigation and I picked up the boat in El Gourna, Egypt...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 02-20-2007, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,644
Posted By markje4
Unhappy I know that there will be as many different...

I know that there will be as many different opinions as there are cruisers but I was wondering just how many committed cruisers have disposed of their land-based residences to take up the life...
Forum: General Message Board 10-04-2005, 10:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,324
Posted By markje4
Star of the West

Have read web page of "Star of the West" on Noonsite but can not find any contact details.

Would appreciate any help.

Thanks

Mark
Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-28-2005, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,913
Posted By markje4
I went through Suez canal last year (May) but...

I went through Suez canal last year (May) but can't help with costs as this was all handled by skipper. Must say that we had a tremendous time and both pilots (mandatory) Suez to Ismalia/Ismalia to...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-07-2005, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,244
Posted By markje4
I actually joined the yacht "Wallaby Creek" in...

I actually joined the yacht "Wallaby Creek" in Hurghada so only spent a relatively short time sailing to reefs and dive sites but adventure began when heading into Gul f of Suez and forced to seek...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 07-23-2005, 11:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,244
Posted By markje4
Just dreamin?

Just found this site and have spent last 2 hours on line. Am a single 52 y.o. who started sailing a couple of years ago after dreaming about it for years beforehand. Do some day sailing but spent 3...
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