This is Masina, our new boat
Launched in 1973, designed by John Brooke and built by Noel Barrott in NZ. She's cutter rigged, 38', and strip-planked kauri. She has quite a history of cruising - if you do a search on Noel Barrott and Masina, you'll find most of that.
We just bought the boat in NZ. She's been cared for exceptionally well and we're pretty thrilled about it all! Now we're getting set up to sail across the Tasman to our home in Port Stephens, Australia. So, life at present is all about customs, insurance, quarantine regultions, registration, mooring options, and so on, with just a little bit of time spare to figure out what we really need for the trip. It's quite a list!
If there's a bit of interest, I'll treat this thread like a blog and run a bit of commentary over the next month leading up to the trip.