livin the dream...nordic 6.2 trailer cruiser

Was wondering if this would be a suitable boat to trailer about the east coast coast of Oz on my retirement oddessy.My dream is to cruise the nsw and qld broadwaters and protected bays with the shelia. Kindda use her (the boat) as a caravan when we get sick of floating about. A little bit of ocean cruising about the close in islands of the great barrier ie. whitsudays, great Keppel, magnetic etc. and when a cyclone comes put her on the trailer and zoooooommmm outta there. Any one had any experience with these craft? I was kindda interested in a diesel economy little craft similar if anyone knows any....thx for any opinions. Brett.... Dunno if the site mods will allow the link, but here goes...... http://www.boatsonline.com.au/boats-for-sale/used/trailer-boats/nordic-6-2-trailer-cruiser/149084

Thanks to all who contributed and yes I did buy a boat but not the Nordic but a Finn 8..........Got exactly what I was looking for...economy in a diesel, lots of cabin space (for when the missus sends me to the dog box) a walk-a-round deck, potential to sail, lots of deck space and shade (over boom), now only thing to consider is a decent chartplotter as I have no ides of the east coast. http://www.boatsales.com.au/boats-for-sale/boatdetails.aspx?R=23995605&Silo=Stock&Vertical=Boat&Ridx=0&eapi=2

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Dont think I could pay 32 g's

Wed, 2014-06-11 14:24

Dont think I could pay 32 g's for 6.2 metre displacement hull. I would rather a normal planing hull, just put-put around in it at idle and at least have the option of going more than 10 kts or whatever that thing can muster.

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not interested in towing a

Wed, 2014-06-11 18:44

not interested in towing a fuel tanker along too

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i like the look of

Wed, 2014-06-11 16:23

the 21foot roberts long boat.they are similar set up to the one in your link and there is some good buys on the east coast now and again.

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not trailable

Wed, 2014-06-11 22:42

seen a few and lots of room, but so few have trailers with them that I have ever seen.

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 Sounds like you're at that

Wed, 2014-06-11 17:47

 Sounds like you're at that stage in life where you re ready for a whittley! They're made in vic and basically a couch with a motor you can putt around the coast on. Some good second hand deals on boatsales.com.au.There is a voyager model I know of which would be ideal for sleeping and cruising on. 

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got more sense than dollars

Wed, 2014-06-11 18:46

got more sense than dollars

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ok just noticed the boat is

Wed, 2014-06-11 20:48

ok just noticed the boat is in Paynesville in Vic. If you end up buying it then make sure you start your trip from there and pick it up on the way (I assume you're driving over). Gippsland lakes is a great river/lakes system which runs out to the ocean via Lakes entrance. Paynesville has plenty of canals and there are a few decent pubs to call into along the way.

If you do go to Paynesville you will get my comment about the whittleys.

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thx ben, I will be driving

Wed, 2014-06-11 22:23

thx ben, I will be driving over in a traytop landcruiser so a reasonably sized trailed boat will be ok to tow around.
I did see a nice whittley cruisemaster700 with a diesel donk, radar, long range tanks etc. in it. But gee they hold their value - this one had all the fruit but was a 1984 and guy wanted $59K.

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Go for it

Wed, 2014-06-11 18:44

Go for it, with the river systems over east and plenty of sheltered water to the north with the Whitsundays to explore at a leisurely pace with all the comforts of home and at about 5-6 litres of fuel an hour, couldn't think of a better way to go

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exactly............

Wed, 2014-06-11 18:47

exactly............

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So...

Wed, 2014-06-11 18:51

why exactly are you on this forum?

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read the post, if u don't

Wed, 2014-06-11 19:03

read the post, if u don't wanna contribute move on............."I was kindda interested in a diesel economy little craft similar if anyone knows any...."

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lol!

Thu, 2014-06-12 10:32

righto busta, but I think sarcasm0 is on the money.

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slap a pod on the ass and a

Wed, 2014-06-11 20:03

slap a pod on the ass and a 300 suzuki and will be nice and cheap to run

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getting the bottom line final answer from a bunch of blokes that use false names and put smiley faces at the end of paragraphs is not the best place in the world to get the information you seek.

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 I had a petrol trophy and I

Wed, 2014-06-11 20:10

 I had a petrol trophy and I know a guy with the diesel and the diesel was wayy better economically but  def lacked the speed I wanted out wide. Crusing was abour 6L/ph

 

Diesels are the way to go if you want inboard! 

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Did have had a look at the

Wed, 2014-06-11 22:26

Did have had a look at the trophys ,vinesh, and unless I was to get a monster one (Over 201) I found the bunks and cabin a little cramped. thx for ur suggestion tho.

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Not interested in sailcraft?

Wed, 2014-06-11 20:54

 I would have thought a 6.5-7.5mt trailer sailer would fit the bill nicely, swing keel, caravan on land and sea with bunks, galley, chem loo, solar, fridge, fresh water. Use an inflatable tender for transport to and from the mothership/day trips. Could go inboard or a sml fwd control outboard using the tiller for steering.

Bryan

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a trailer sailer has entered

Wed, 2014-06-11 22:34

a trailer sailer has entered my thoughts. I saw a Sunbird 25 motor sailer that might be O.K but dunno if I would like having to put that stick thing up and down whenever I felt like using the boat on land. Could just saw it off and sell it at the scrap metal yard and go motor only? Still prolly rool about like a drunk in any type of chop.?

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 Something like a Macgregor

Thu, 2014-06-12 15:42

 Something like a Macgregor 26!!

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Thx DOOOMA

Thu, 2014-06-12 19:05

WOW, now that is nice boat and I love the concept of running it up the beach and she sits flat,,,perfect for Qld, and with a nice quiet 4 stroke outboard mmmmmmmm got me thinking.

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Im taking everyone's boat

Thu, 2014-06-12 18:03

Im taking everyone's boat suggestion on board and taking a look at them.............even the "supervisor" comment. LoL.
I liked the time I was allowed to drive a boat in Cairns - it had 4x300hp Suzuki outboards hanging off the back - mind you I didn't get out of idle !!!

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