In my opinion anyway.....lol!
One going as cheap as chips at Mooloolaba.
Tell me more why she is the 'ultimate'??
One going as cheap as chips at Mooloolaba.
Tell me more why she is the 'ultimate', cos I'm interested in the one at Mba??
not a bad one. why does this one look so familiar to me? who and where??
Well.. its all "my opinion"
Long and narrow, so she cuts thru swells and doesnt slam off waves.
Long overhangs so the waterline increase as the heel angle increases
4 ton of lead in the keel means a stiff boat and can handle a fair breeze
before needing to reef.
Plenty of storage for 2 people for long periods.
Low freeboard, means a wet ride sometimes, but also less windage when
it really gets up.
The motor is in the middle so the weight is in the right spot and access is
I could go on all day lol.
Cisco, 12 tons ???? NO! 7.5tons so
ratio is better than 50% and beam is 10' 6"
Hmmm compromises i havnt got any yet.
time tells all though doesnt it.
I would not have anything other than a narrow stern
I also wouldnt put a tender there anyway.
and you can board at the back using a ladder, scoop
sterns just scoop water IMO.
Shes our ultimate... Shes been "around" once.
Sorry but this is the ULTIMATE (coastal) cruiser
Melbourne to Mooloolaba as an overnight leg!! She's up for a trade in on a Hylas46 or Moody46 as a live aboard/blue water cruiser in the very near future.
12 tons cisco ?!?!? geezus h christ! give it away big fella
I agree franty - the old noelex would easily 'see off' that other tub although a '30' would be needed for low budget liveaboard - thanx 4 pics tho - good stuff - i 'lived' in hay inlet (whitehaven beach) on a trailer sailer for 5 days once upon a time - 1 of best holidays ever - no fixed keelers in there baby - they actually dont know how much they are missing but howz our care factor?
Hmmm... what is meant by "see off that other tub" ????
Agree with Frant to some degree the Noelex is a great
boat, my last boat was a 25 and with family of 4 we spent
3 great months cruising the whitsundays. And i have some
recollection of 30's doing sydney to hobarts. So coastal cruising
is whithin their reach.
In the 30ft mono range you can't go past a Farr b30,Had freinds who sailed one around australia ,Will just go on a trailer , If it were me and I had the funds I'd go a Farrrier 31 , Fast, comfortable and easily towed by a Patrol/Cruiser....
Rattle, The noelex 30 is a farr 30.
do you mean binks 30? they are
also nice but a bit heavier to towI hear.
I can see it's a 30 franto - 25 is a bit borderline for liveaboard was my point - anything is possible I suppose...can u tell us what the displacement is?
Good on ya rattler for mentioning the all-conquering Farriers. Maybe should start a new thread about them/something decent (multihull) and/or in the sailboat hall of fame... I am not a Farr fan at all (cruising or otherwise) and can relate a story about 1 of my most memorable races : Crewing on a 31' cat on a reach we passed the leading Farr 40 OD @ 22 knots SOG and hosed the rail meat with the rooster tail from our leeward rudder! No smiles from them! They were barely doing 12 knots at the time - what a joke for an all carbon boat that costs around a million dollars...
Well Oceans you really are an authority on cruising, arn't you.
22 knots PHHTTTT!! I think if I was that much in a hurry i would
Buy a speed boat!!
dear planesailing - this is a forum - that was a post for interest sake based on fact - if u don't like it - move on - if u have something relevant or at least mildly interesting to say then please post it. This is the big bad world here and some people here are competant sailors with liveaboard, single handed, short handed, racing and crewing experience. If u sip champayne in a marina that's ok too but be mindful of it.
HMMM... this thread is "ultimate cruiser" so why post
stories about racing past a racing boat in a multihull
and spraying the crew ...
Why I would move on is beyond me, if you wanna start a thread about
how much faster a multihull is than a racing mono feel free to start a thread
about it and i promise i wont even read it.
In the mean time sit back , chill out and take at look at the posts concerned.
Now thats vented,,,,,,,,
Sands, Yes i often single hand the boat. its daunting around marinas etc, because
it takes a lot of space to turn, and most marina arms seem to be suitable for 35-40
footers, but while sailing shes quite a pussycat, all the halyards and reefing is at the
mast, I have learnt to handle that o.k. but sometimes threaten to move them to the
cockpit. because of the light weight 7.5t the anchor and associated tackle is more
like that on a 38-40 footer. there is no anchor winch "yet" but my wife and i handle
the boat allright. yes offshore the tender gets tied on the deck as per the photo.
davits would be nice but not high on priorities. she draws 7 foot.
I'll add my 2 bobs worth here!!
PlaneSailing, your boat is a gorgeous girl, and anyone who knows anything about yachting, recognises Cole 43s as an evergreen Aussie design, updated over the years by Nantucket and, most recently, the Sunchaser. They maintain their beautiful looks but, most importantly, their impeccable seakeeping qualities remain steadfast.
Just out of curiosity, where were those photos taken?? I feel that I've seen Cadence somewhere in Moreton Bay over the years??
Not everyone on this forum is aggro, infantile and/or intent on one-upmanship or posting totally incongruent messages.
Fair winds to you all
By the way where is "HAY INLET" ........
Bad influence, not sure about moreton bay... she came from adelaide.
circumnavigated world in 2006. before that was called chickadee and
possibly , thats where you saw her sometime before that.
Yes agree with your comments Chris.
Actually we were tossing around buying a N30 before we found the Cole43
as an intermediate boat before retiring and heading ...off !!! but we found the
Cole in Adelaide and decided we could go straight to our dream boat. NOW!
But i have a great respect for the N30 as a cruiser and sometime racer. They
are tough as nails and have a great interior for 2 cruising long term and 4-5
for shorter hops. I have sailed on one and loved it. (easily overpowered though)
Having a lift keel is a great asset, and around Whitsundays it would be a perfect
cruiser. we did 3 months with 2adults and 2kids in a N25 back in 2005. it was a
squeeze and could only carry enough "stuff" for about 8 days at a time. but the
boat never let us down if we were "smart" about when and where we moved.
love the forum...takes all types.... and opinions ....lol.
my apologies - meant 'hill' inlet - not hay
my apologies - i meant 'hill' inlet - not hay - anywayz ive had my fun - enjoy your fixed keelers 8) i always did watching them pendulum @ anchor!