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buytoilet

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  1. well its been a very long time since I started this thread.

    I am now the proud owner of a house for me and my family. when I started saving with my wife we had a baby daughter she is now 6 and will be 7 in May and we have a little boy who is 4.

    In my opioion we got a crash just not the way we thought it would pan out. house prices are now cheaper than they were 7 years ago and rates have gone off a cliff. but looking at the market I cant see them coming down any time soon.

    I have noticed that supply has completley dried up there are only 653 houses for sale in the whole of Bournemouth, normally there are over 1,000. this will also keep prices high as estate agents fight over what little stock there is.

    Anyway peace and love from me I never posted much and these day I rairley read the forum. But good luck to those still trying to save the deposit. required

  2. Hmm can hardly wait, you make it sound so much fun. Under no illusions that the Med can be a very scary place.

    The boat is a kingfisher 22. Graham Hewett did the transatlantic Jester in one a couple of years ago: http://www.jesterinfo.org/grahamjewitt.html

    We have windvane self steering & A Jordan series drogue aboard for heavy weather: http://www.thesimplesailor.com/articles.html

    To be honest I'm more worried about our level of experience than the size of the boat. We will of course avoid any weather that looks iffy. I'm sure before the trip is over we will both be truly scared.

    Hopefully we will come out of the experience as component sailors.

    the hardest part of a long journey is the first step.

    when it cold dark and lonley and you wish you could be anywhere else but your boat. out here some us will be thinking of you, stay safe and have a great trip. you will always be a better person for going than not..

  3. Indeed; any weather forecast with the words "nord ouest" means "run and hide behind a lot of land for a week".

    Yeah we where hove to for 24hrs between Barcelona and Port Soller in Mallorca. Never been so scared in all my life. The boat got a reall kicking 15- 20 ft swell in the middle of the night, white roaring horses racing past the boat, then boom and the boat drops down the side of a cliff into the trench, boat rolls and up you pop up again. All the cuboards in the boat pop open. tins of food swilling around in a foot of sea water. all your beding completely soaked, Cant sleep, cant pee got all your wet weather gear on, cant eat. Spent 2 weeks in Soller too scared to go out.

    cloud formation very long thin wispy cirus clouds, cigar shaped, mistral is comming. Also need to check low weather systems in the atlantic, Wind gets funneled between Pyreenes and masif central straitgh out the gulf of lion and accross the med.

    if the op needs some good sailing and liveaboard advice I always point people to here http://www.ybw.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=22

    edit my sailings better than my spelling :)

  4. Good for them....most people would not have the guts or inclination to do it, I am sure if sensible they have worked the finances out carefully.....one thing planing an adventure, quite another jumping head first into at the deep end. ;)

    I've done it as well here is my proof

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    did 2 years south of France, Corsica, Sardinia, Spain and balearic islands on a Contest 29.

    Did Biscay and Canal Du Midi on the way down, rhone ,soane, canals, Seine into Paris, Honfleur, home.

    Was talking to my misses about it, we reckon 2 days getting the $hit kicked out of you on a 22ft boat in the middle of a storm will either toughen you up or you will be straight back home sans boat.

    Good luck trip of a life time, not many people get the chance to take thier boat to Paris.

  5. PUBLIC NOTICE day in Echo.

    p30 Connells, Flat 13 98-100 Palmerston Road, Bournemouth BH1 4HU ... offer 87k last sold Mar-08 @ 144.5k - http://www.housepric...q=BH1+4HU&n=100 - loss of 57.5k (39.8%)!! AWESOME! You just know that this is a BTL scumlord suffering here! (yes, same as last week ... pure desperation).

    p32, Fox and Sons, Alma House, 9 Grantham Road BH1 4NW, offer 125k unfortunately notice does not state which Flat number it is but I think it is this - http://www.rightmove...y-19727907.html - so it was put on at 140k in mid-August and only 5 weeks later it is on "Public Notice" ... weird?! Still, Here are the recent sale prices: http://www.housepric...q=BH1+4NW&n=100 ...Flat 4 was 150k Sep-08 then 132k in Nov-10 ... if it is the same property then that is a decent drop (150k -> 125k (16.7%) ... it seems to be half developed so I guess (if indeed it is that flat) it is a 'developer' in trouble. Anyone got thoughts?! (yes, same as 21st Sept ... again, pure desperation).

    Sadly nothing more this week ... banks still not letting the correction get on!!

    Dan can you check your links please

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