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Old 27-01-2013, 17:46   #1
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Greetings from a Trimaran in Phuket

hello. I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is chrissi. I live aboard a 38 foot newick trimaran named "Naga" with my boyfriend captain jack. We are currently anchored in ao chalong bay in phuket thailand. We both work for a living... Not retired. I sew marine canvas and do sail repairs in the aft cabin with a semi-industrial machine and my boyfriend works on the internet with his computer in the forward cabin. We are on a circumnavigation that has now lasted 12 years. And yes. We are only halfway around. Maybe someday we will get back to the caribbean where we started but we are in no hurry and have no deadlines or goals to meet. We like taking our bicycles inland to explore for weeks at a time. I am interested in starting a type of floating garden of some type... Hydropinics? Thats what brought me here to this group.
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Old 27-01-2013, 18:05   #2
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Re: greetings from a trimaran in phuket

Welcome to CF Chrissi. It sounds like you have the more demanding job, lucky boy friend. A tri is a great way to go, love the potential for a bit of speed. Wish I could help you on hydroponics but I'd like to learn too.
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Old 27-01-2013, 18:08   #3
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Welcome to CF, and it sounds like yall got the master plan all worked out. Wishing you much success and happiness. I could think of worse places to be, but none much better than where yall are at already.
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Old 27-01-2013, 18:14   #4
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The country that excels in hydroponics is Israel. A good chunk of the Negev desert is green, because of this technology. I gave you enough clues in searching the net. Good luck! Mauritz
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there is a book, long out of print, about just what you want to do. it's called 'sailing the farm' by ken neumayer. unfortunately, used copies available at amazon are so outrageously overpriced that i don't think they're worth considering. here's a link -

Sailing the Farm: A Survival Guide to Homesteading on the Ocean: Ken Neumeyer: 9780898150513: Amazon.com: Books

some cruisers grow sprouts in jars and although i've never tried it it sounds like something i'd like to do myself. i've had sprouts in my morning scrambled eggs and they're delicious.

you might just do some googling around. i'll bet there's a lot of free info available...
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Hi Chrissi.. Welcome to CF..
Just had a quick snoop around and found some simple set-ups that are cheap to set up... maybe you know this already but WTH...
Hydroponic Vegetable Garden Made From a Fish Tank or Tote

How to Grow Herbs in Hydroponics | Garden Guides

Let us know how you get on..
Good Luck..
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Old 27-01-2013, 19:55   #7
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Re: greetings from a trimaran in phuket

Chrissi,
Welcome aboard! I'm into broccoli sprouts for on the boat. Here's a little growing tray that I ran across that looks like a great set up!

EasyGreen MikroFarm Automatic Sprouter Model EQMV: Ultimate Nourishment - Discount Prices Free Shipping

It's a little expensive but I'm sure it could be copied with some generic and fish tank parts. You're definitely in the right place for growing plants.

Enjoy!
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Thank you everybody. Sailing the farm is a must-have book for every cruising sailor. I only wish it were more up to date regarding resources. I am looking into all the links you have shared with me and once i get some hyroponics going i will be happy to share with you all what works and what doesnt.
Nice group. Thanks
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Re: greetings from a trimaran in phuket

Aloha and welcome aboard the forum.
We've dabbled in hydroponics and it is quite a great way to raise many veggies. I've not done it aboard.
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