GOLD COAST – DARWIN
NorthStar is indeed safely bedded down in Darwin!! Very relieved to have her here… Alan (professional skipper) proved to be very careful and skilled in his delivery abilities – can recommend him if you are looking for someone for other owners.
The trip up was largely uneventful after the horrid weather off Fraser Island – which all agreed was the roughest of the whole trip.
I was able to get a friend to drop me and the kids out to NorthStar as she came in on her last day, just lovely! We have taken her out the lock on the marina with no problems and had a day sail. The kids love it (for now)…and we are planning our first family only overnighter in the harbour this coming weekend. Drop in some crab pots and catch a meal…Joy!
We are STOKED with the boat. Alan, a monohull sailor is converted! He loved NorthStar and is planning on writing to tell you guys how bloody clever he thinks you are. She sailed on rails down the 3 & 4m waves with the keels holding good line, he noted the boat doesn’t ‘flex’ in the middle when sailing which means for a more comfortable sail…he couldn’t rave enough about the boat – says a lot for a mono-huller and someone who has delivered several different types of cats around Australia!!
We are so happy with our purchase and think we have one of the best boats around, but also one of the most appropriate for us and what we want to do…couldn’t ask for any more.