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Originally Posted by Gunny
Gunny down here in Oz...
I'm in the process of buyung a HC38 called "Starshine"
I'm a member of the Hans Christian Owners Ass. (so I've tried there)...
Anyone out there heard of her before...?
Cheers and happy sailing
Sorry, Gunny - didn't see your post first time around.
There is a "Starshine" on the AMSA list, but that's for a 32' yacht and not likely to be a HC38 - but that also means two things:
1. It's not likely your boat has travelled outside of Australian waters, so no-one outside of Oz will have heard of her.
2. You won't be able to get the boat registered under it's current name (should you ever want to go cruising offshore).
Good luck with your purchase and make sure you post some pics of her!
EDIT: To anyone looking to buy a substantial cruising yacht in Oz, make sure you look for a Registration Number carved in a cross-beam as part of your initial inspection. IF there's a number there, check it out on the AMSA Web Site and insist on getting the Certificate of Registration when you buy - it will tell you an awful lot about the history of the boat and is the Official "Title" to the boat. If a boat is AMSA Registered, by law, whoever has the Certificate owns the boat.
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"
Last edited by Classic30; 12-13-2010 at 05:01 PM.