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Gumtree . Did you know.

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Created by Bananabender A week ago, 13 Jan 2019
Bananabender
QLD, 497 posts
13 Jan 2019 11:04AM
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Im probably the only donkey who has been looking at Gumtree for a year for a boat and only just realised that all yachts are listed under sail boats but not all sail boats are listed under yachts.
eg. This one is not listed under yachts. www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/airlie-beach/sail-boats/fast-cruiser-race-swarbrick-s1-11/1191715416
Wont even talk about trailer sailors or sailboats
edit : not quite correct above. Not all listed under yachts are listed under sail boat as well

UncleBob
NSW, 336 posts
13 Jan 2019 12:40PM
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Bananabender said..
Im probably the only donkey who has been looking at Gumtree for a year for a boat and only just realised that all yachts are listed under sail boats but not all sail boats are listed under yachts.
eg. This one is not listed under yachts. www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/airlie-beach/sail-boats/fast-cruiser-race-swarbrick-s1-11/1191715416
Wont even talk about trailer sailors or sailboats


A very good example of just why a seller should take a decent set of photo's to present the boat they are trying to sell! If they can't, as in this case, then spend a couple of dollars with someone that can.

MorningBird
NSW, 2057 posts
13 Jan 2019 1:40PM
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Bananabender said..
Im probably the only donkey who has been looking at Gumtree for a year for a boat and only just realised that all yachts are listed under sail boats but not all sail boats are listed under yachts.
eg. This one is not listed under yachts. www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/airlie-beach/sail-boats/fast-cruiser-race-swarbrick-s1-11/1191715416
Wont even talk about trailer sailors or sailboats
edit : not quite correct above. Not all listed under yachts are listed under sail boat as well


Sandpiper appears to be one of the ex Navy Swarbrick S111s, possibly Scarborough which was in the west. For the money she looks to be a very nice boat indeed.
I have sailed on two of them extensively, Alexander and Lady Penrhyn. They were named after First Fleet ships.
They are a solid very well built yacht but they aren't fast. I did the Pittwater-Coffs in Alex in 2003, we came 2nd last in front of Lady P. I've also done Mackay to Brisbane, Brisbane to Sydney and my Skippers ticket on them.
They are a heavy boat with a very powerful rig. While we had a very experienced crew in 2003 we got into a bit of trouble on occasions. Shorthanded I think they would be difficult.

Guitz
VIC, 396 posts
14 Jan 2019 9:20AM
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gumtree's search function is next to useless........

theselkie
QLD, 511 posts
14 Jan 2019 8:33AM
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MorningBird said..

Bananabender said..
Im probably the only donkey who has been looking at Gumtree for a year for a boat and only just realised that all yachts are listed under sail boats but not all sail boats are listed under yachts.
eg. This one is not listed under yachts. www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/airlie-beach/sail-boats/fast-cruiser-race-swarbrick-s1-11/1191715416
Wont even talk about trailer sailors or sailboats
edit : not quite correct above. Not all listed under yachts are listed under sail boat as well



Sandpiper appears to be one of the ex Navy Swarbrick S111s, possibly Scarborough which was in the west. For the money she looks to be a very nice boat indeed.
I have sailed on two of them extensively, Alexander and Lady Penrhyn. They were named after First Fleet ships.
They are a solid very well built yacht but they aren't fast. I did the Pittwater-Coffs in Alex in 2003, we came 2nd last in front of Lady P. I've also done Mackay to Brisbane, Brisbane to Sydney and my Skippers ticket on them.
They are a heavy boat with a very powerful rig. While we had a very experienced crew in 2003 we got into a bit of trouble on occasions. Shorthanded I think they would be difficult.


Galatea, an S111 that used to be in Brisbanemany years ago was horrible to helm. Could never quite find that groove.

troubadour
NSW, 37 posts
14 Jan 2019 12:08PM
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MorningBird said..

Bananabender said..
Im probably the only donkey who has been looking at Gumtree for a year for a boat and only just realised that all yachts are listed under sail boats but not all sail boats are listed under yachts.
eg. This one is not listed under yachts. www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/airlie-beach/sail-boats/fast-cruiser-race-swarbrick-s1-11/1191715416
Wont even talk about trailer sailors or sailboats
edit : not quite correct above. Not all listed under yachts are listed under sail boat as well



Sandpiper appears to be one of the ex Navy Swarbrick S111s, possibly Scarborough which was in the west. For the money she looks to be a very nice boat indeed.
I have sailed on two of them extensively, Alexander and Lady Penrhyn. They were named after First Fleet ships.
They are a solid very well built yacht but they aren't fast. I did the Pittwater-Coffs in Alex in 2003, we came 2nd last in front of Lady P. I've also done Mackay to Brisbane, Brisbane to Sydney and my Skippers ticket on them.
They are a heavy boat with a very powerful rig. While we had a very experienced crew in 2003 we got into a bit of trouble on occasions. Shorthanded I think they would be difficult.


Not one of the ex Navy S111's. The Navy boats had the extended cabin (aft) so you went in between the cabin extensions to enter the companionway. Does that make sense?
Alex was wrecked in an East Coast low a couple of years ago. Broke away from the boat harbour at Creswell with pontoon still attached and was wrecked on the beach. Friendship is still there and Alex has been replaced with a Benny.



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