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Wombat seeks your opinion on a possible new Womboat.

I'm not going to state my fors and agins just yet but I'd like to know what any or all of you think of this. If you are in the US ignore the price, boats down here are expensive compared to the US. Fact of life. I see much I like and some things I don't but overall.....

Note - In seeking a new Womboat we are looking for live aboard/cruising. The only racing we ever do is the occasional twilight. If we wanted a racer we'd look in Cascais. She's an hour or so from here so havn't seen her in the flesh as yet.


http://web.aanet.com.au/lamoore/frameyachtlistings.html (go to Warwick 40)

Feedback appreciated.

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tdw, which boat?

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tdw, which boat?
Whoops, that was supposed to link directly to the boat. Its the Warwick 40.

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Why aren't the build dates listed? (The Amel Marumu 46 is very nice!)

Are the import taxes prohibitive in Australia? Because I would imagine there are deals (and excellent boats) in both NZ and SA and perhaps even Thailand that if you plan right, you could see several at a time to make it worth the flight.

But then I don't know if you're up to sailing it back to Oz just to save a few thousand.

EDIT: The Warwick is nice, but unsurprisingly the builder/designer are unknown to me. I wouldn't want a 22-year-old Volvo, and I would want more HP than 38 HP to push a 40 footer, and also to power whatever gets that electronics gear working, keeps the tinnies cold, and keeps the showers hot.

It's a capable looking boat, though.

Would the Amel be too big? It's about the same price, and they have a great reputation.

Avoid the Roberts designs. I've seen several of them, and I still have no idea if the guy draws decent boats, because they've all looked like they were built by a spastic with seven fingers, in the dark. I've heard that some like them, and they are common as muck, so I hope this isn't always the case.

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She looks nice and well kept. What is that crap on the sole though?
Not fmiliar with the boat...what is the underbody look like?
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Nice boat, your right boats are expensive down under. But do you really want to put fury critters in a nice boat?

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Shes a beaut mate !

Buy Ms. Wombat 5 gallon pail of furniture polish for interior, and yourself a holystone for the deck. Other than that ,verry pretty. Attending to all that wood should keep you out of trouble. May not be any time for sailing.
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Why aren't the build dates listed? (The Amel Marumu 46 is very nice!)

Are the import taxes prohibitive in Australia? Because I would imagine there are deals (and excellent boats) in both NZ and SA and perhaps even Thailand that if you plan right, you could see several at a time to make it worth the flight.

But then I don't know if you're up to sailing it back to Oz just to save a few thousand.

EDIT: The Warwick is nice, but unsurprisingly the builder/designer are unknown to me. I wouldn't want a 22-year-old Volvo, and I would want more HP than 38 HP to push a 40 footer, and also to power whatever gets that electronics gear working, keeps the tinnies cold, and keeps the showers hot.

It's a capable looking boat, though.

Would the Amel be too big? It's about the same price, and they have a great reputation.

Avoid the Roberts designs. I've seen several of them, and I still have no idea if the guy draws decent boats, because they've all looked like they were built by a spastic with seven fingers, in the dark. I've heard that some like them, and they are common as muck, so I hope this isn't always the case.
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I wouldn't touch a Roberts with a barge pole. In my mind the only half way decent boats with that man's name attached are copies. The Amel looks a nice thing for sure but I really do want to stay within 40'. Partly to do with docking and slipping costs and partly to do with keeping the size of the gear within limits.

Warwick design/construct is highly thought of in NZ and NZ is generally considered a great birthplace for a yacht, particularly timber or timber/composite.

22 year old Volvo is a bit of a worry, yes. Maybe have to factor in a re engine unless it has been maintained exceptionally well . Our old boat had a Volvo and it was utterly reliable but I confess a bit noisy. I wouldn't have thought 38hp to be a problem. My guess is that this is an easily driven hull.

Underwater, I'm not totally sure whether she has a skeg or not but she's fin keel. Waiting on more info come Monday.

I do keep an eye out for what's for sale in NZ. Sailing a new boat home is not a huge deal but as I'm still working, time does come into it. You don't just hand over your money and set sail across the Tasman as you'd understand.

Cam - crap on the sole covers what I believe are polished timber floors. The carpet would definitely have to go.

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Upsidedowner,

you know its not my kind of boat, but i like it.

Seems a heavy boat, but for you should be OK, I like the fact that you can get a self tacking genoa.

Cool. Big bed for wombatmaking too!!
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I'm surprised you didn't vote for the Amel Maramu.

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