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Hello for Perth Wa

Hi we are Jason and Fiona from Perth WA. Currently we are ashore enjoying our family, horse, and friends.
Although we have sailed a little we are now looking at
our first Boat. The current plan is to become a cruiser
within the next 4-5 years and sail the South Pacific
for many years to come (once the last child turns 18)
We are off next week end to Brisbane to complete our
second round of boat hunting. We are currently looking at
a Cat around the 40ft mark. Some of the brands we are looking at
are
Schonning
Grainger
Chamberlin
Monabello
Crowther
Exodus
I hope to add to the forum in the near future as the process of buying boat
progresses.

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HI Jason & Fiona,

welcome to Sailnet. Also suggest you check out some of the local cruising scene up and down the WA coast. The Quindalup cruise in Dec / Jan run by the Fremantle Sailing Club is pretty popular.

Also I hope you have started enquirying about boat pens, as they are pretty hard / expensive to find in the Fremantle area, especially for cats.

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Thank you for the advice for the boat pens. I believe there is about a 5 year
waiting list for Freo. We are looking down Mandurah way if possible or if that new mariner ever starts in Cockburn.
Our second boat hunting trip has shown us what we don't want in a boat.
Our front runner has gone out of business. So that leaves us with Grainger as our preferred builder. Now the only problem is to find one for the right price. For now we will live our dream with our friends on there cat.
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"The adventure Continues"
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under offer for our dreams

Fiona and I have just committed to a 41foot Catamaran. We take delivery of her on the 6th of July this year. We will commence our homeward trip towards
Perth not long after.
Will be looking forward for advice on our trip as we do have a 2 month time frame make it from Cairns to Perth.
Have booked into a marina berth for the 1st of Septemeber (What could go wrong with this plan ).

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Hi Jason, Fiona,

Congratulations you have moved quickly. I envy you. I've just joined SailNet and have similar dreams and aspirations. I'm from Perth but currently living in Houston and business takes me to Norway sometimes. While here I'm looking at the possibility of buying a cruising yacht in North America or Europe. The AUDollar is pretty good at the moment.
I'm still wrestling with question as basic as monohull or cat. I've grown up with monohulls but find the living space that the modern cats provide with all round views from the saloon hard to resist. The dominating cats here in north america seem to be the Lagoon and Fountaine Pajot designs.
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Hi Jason, Fiona,

Congratulations you have moved quickly. I envy you. I've just joined SailNet and have similar dreams and aspirations. I'm from Perth but currently living in Houston and business takes me to Norway sometimes. While here I'm looking at the possibility of buying a cruising yacht in North America or Europe and starting my cruising from here.

I'm still wrestling with question as basic as monohull or cat. I've grown up with monohulls but find the living space that the modern cats provide with all round views from the saloon hard to resist. The dominating cats here in North America seem to be the Lagoon and Fountaine Pajot designs. Seems to be quite good value compared with Australia.
What yacht did you purchase?

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Fiona and I have just committed to a 41foot Catamaran. We take delivery of her on the 6th of July this year. We will commence our homeward trip towards
Perth not long after.
Will be looking forward for advice on our trip as we do have a 2 month time frame make it from Cairns to Perth.
Have booked into a marina berth for the 1st of Septemeber (What could go wrong with this plan ).

Jason and Fiona
The adventure now has a start date.
For the WA section I would recommend the West Australian Cruising Guide, available from FSC. Their are also equivalent guides for NT and QLD. This thread contains details.

Cruising Guides - Australia

From your details I'm not sure of your experience, however have you considered hiring a Skipper for part or all of the trip?

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wow, you guys move quick. well done and happy sailing
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