7 - 10 years ago I owned and lived aboard a Passport 40 that I kept in Phang-Nga-Bay (Andaman Sea) between Langkawi Malaysia
and Phuket T'land. I eventually decided to build a home in Phuket and I found myself selling the boat. No regrets. It's a great house.
A couple months ago my wife and I were at the beach with our Golden Retreiver enjoying a cold H'ken at a bamboo beach bar watching the boats at anchor
. It was a great afternoon. Then all of a sudden it got a lot better when I heard the words....."What do you think about getting another boat", come out of my lovely Thai wife. I almost choked on my beer
She however had one condition. She went on to say that...."It must have a toilet". (Women....Haha) I thought about what she had said for about half a second before replying........."a toilet, I think I can find just the boat". I ordered another couple more cold beer
and we toasted the moment while watching our Retreiver, "Mango", swim in the sea. Like I said, it was a great afternoon.
Having always been a fan of the Alberg
37, Cape Dory
36 and the more recent Robinhood 36, I now find myself in the market again. I would like
find an early-mid 1990's Robinhood 36 and have it transported to either Singapore
or Port Klang Malaysia
, splashed in the water
and sailed up the
Malacca Straights to Phuket.
Plans are to use the boat for occasional short cruises around Phang-Nga-Bay. We have no plans to cross oceans. (This is why the B777 was invented)
If there are any Robinhood 36 owners who are thinking about selling thier boats, I would very much like to hear from you at: verticalift@ gmail.com
Ian Mitchell & Soransawan Charoenchaiwong