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cstevens
02-24-2017, 08:12 PM
So, enticed by this thread on a potential boat project in Tasmania (http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?220035-Thought-s-on-this-boat) I spent some time on Gumtree, Australia's version of Craigslist. Big mistake. So many interesting boats! But this one in particular...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2893/32283125083_a16f699b76_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RbKsmT)

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/hobart-cbd/motorboats-powerboats/fv-curlew-r30/1138604185

That boat has everything I like. And then there's this as well:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2887/33056516556_f2195df95d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Sn6hGC)

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/kettering/motorboats-powerboats/gardner-4lw-diesel-engine/1138419806

Nothing wrong with the Ford in the boat right now but I'd want the Gardner over it any day.

Not sure I could ever learn to love cricket but I'm a big fan of the Australian Open. And rugby looks like my kind of sport. Maybe it's time to pack it all up and try a new hemisphere.

skuthorp
02-24-2017, 08:15 PM
May I refer you to this thread.......
http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?140711-Antipodean-Boats-Connection/page718

We'd welcome you down under.

PeterSibley
02-24-2017, 08:47 PM
That is a lovely boat !!

cstevens
02-24-2017, 09:47 PM
That is a lovely boat !!

Yes, I thought so. And a good price too. I'm not sure what the market is like down there but up here I think that boat would be a great deal, assuming she's not too rough in person. And thanks skuthorpe. It's tempting on some days right now, when things feel a bit like we are being undermined on all sides. On the beach at Dunkirk and no fleet of little ships to take us home (although not to disrespect those men - no one is actually shooting at me, so I'll keep some perspective). But no, I'm here for the duration. Sunny weather on an old fishing boat in Hobart is a fantasy, no more.

PeterSibley
02-24-2017, 09:49 PM
''Sunny weather on an old fishing boat in Hobart is a fantasy, no more''............... so you're coming ?

cstevens
02-24-2017, 09:50 PM
''Sunny weather on an old fishing boat in Hobart is a fantasy, no more''............... so you're coming ?

Yeah, when you spell it out like that I do wonder why I wouldn't rather be there than here! But I meant "no more" as in "nothing more than that" not, "no longer".

PeterSibley
02-24-2017, 10:19 PM
A pity !

BrianW
02-24-2017, 10:59 PM
Hmm.... $10,000 off if you buy the $120,000 fishing license. ;)

Last year I went to an ATM in Camden NSW and took out A$100. Later my statement showed the withdrawal as $70USD. Keep that nice exchange rate in mind when you look at those prices.

:)

cstevens
02-24-2017, 11:54 PM
Trying to get rid of me Brian? ;) Yes, I did the math on the price. Too bad that boat isn't up here. Or, rather, good thing it's not. I already have one.

Phil Y
02-25-2017, 12:16 AM
Huon pine is THE best boatbuilding timber, and she's probably copper fastened. Just sayin.

cstevens
02-25-2017, 12:34 AM
Stop already! Someone needs to buy that boat though.

Phil Y
02-25-2017, 12:41 AM
Did you see he's also got a bit of waterfront land with boat sheds and a jetty for sale? Prince of Wales bay is pretty much central Hobart.

cstevens
02-25-2017, 12:43 AM
Yes. That's a dream setup right there.

Breakaway
02-25-2017, 01:57 AM
You could run her home...

Kevin