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“My Own When Harry Met Sally”

I don’t know many Americans and I have only visited the country once, but so far I have always liked them. You have to admire their enthusiasm, confidence and zing. Something about that bigness they seem to project into much of their culture. Big hair, big square jawlines on the men as well as the

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Miss Catana – “Our Girl of the Ocean”

Buying our boat will be a life changing experience. Similar to having a baby, now we must wait. Our new girl will be ours in June 2014. If you know nothing of the boat we have purchased let me paint the picture Vital  Statistics Name: “Miss Catana” Brand: Catana Catamaran Architect: Christophe Clever Barreau Nationality: French

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“Its Nice To Be Popular”

Popularity is a tricky item. Hard to gain, hard to hold onto and even harder to measure. So I did sit up and take notice when I ran across a poll where you could vote for the type of catamaran you would choose if price was not an object. It would appear that the French

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“What A Strange Site This Is”

A couple of people have asked me what this part of the site is all about, one has even suggested strange. Basically I thought it would be cool to have in one place  “how to guides, what we did, or are doing” on all manner of things and then share the practicalities. For instance currently

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Hylas – the Monohull World Cruiser

It was hard not to like the Hylas. Early on in our search Hylas was on our radar, I was yet to convince the Captain that two hulls were better than one, but I too liked the look of these sleek sexy tailored boats. Plus Hylas has the world cruiser firmly in their sights as there

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KISS THE FISH – The Interview Questions

Welcome to KISS THE FISH, the place you get to kiss the fish and tell your tale. Nothing is as interesting as the story behind the people, the product, the boats the design, the how we get from destination A to B to D. YOU are invited to share your story with the great big world,

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“How to Sell Your Boat to Me or Others”

Last week Handy Patrick told me about the customer that was ready to purchase their demo Catana and instead last minute purchased the new Leopard 44. Patrick was suitably horrified not because he thinks the Leopard is a bad boat, more to the point he thinks the Catana is such a good boat, plus he

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“Sorry Am I Boring You?”

Am I boring you by chance, are you here by mistake or are you actually interested in what I have to say? I ask the question as my big  sister tells me this is all quite boring… “Really!” After sending her my latest thoughts via an email (this is pre finished website) she promptly responded to

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“The Process of Buying a Boat – Step Two”

I had butterflies in my tummy, felt queasy and unwell and  I was yet to get on board! To say I was nervous was an understatement. Today was major play and like pregnancy could be a game changer. Today was a day fraught with emotional danger. At risk was my heart as I already knew I

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“The Process Of Buying A Boat – Step One”

It is simple – all you have do is make a decision… It’s decided, we fly to Queensland, look at the boat/s again and with fresh eyes, review the figures and look at the offer and decide if we buy new or continue on our search for second hand. We will walk away on Friday

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“Dear Tim Master of Finance & All Things Sensible”

Good Advice is Gold! The Captain and I were fortunate some time ago to engage the services of a  financial adviser to assist with our dream of sailing away.   Our most pressing questions to Tim have always been: 1. Can we afford to buy a boat and sail away 2. What would our budget

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“An Interesting Offer…From Old to New”

Buying a boat is such a big decision you can understand why it actually stops people from taking any action at all when it comes  time to buy. The options, the motivations and the considerations are huge and all have a major impact on your future. Plus this  it is such a new out there