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Old 21-05-2011, 00:20   #1
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Greetings from Thailand

Hello everybody, I'm Graeme and I'm based here in 'The land of smiles'. I came across this site a few days ago and have enjoyed a few hours going through some of the posts. It seems like a very lively forum, with lots of good info and a great vibe. I'm looking forward to adding my 10 bahts worth!

I've been cruising aboard my 50' cutter for most of the last 15 years but I'm now boatless, having sold last year. They say that the 2 happiest days of your life are the days you buy a boat, and the day you sell it. That is true in my case too but I'm already looking forward to the next 'happy' day, just as soon as the kitty will stand it!

If anyone is planing to come cruising here in the Andaman sea, I have about 40,000 miles worth of 'local' knowledge that I will be more than happy to pass on to you. If you want me to bring your boat here, (or anywhere else) I can do that too!

Fair winds, and calm seas.
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Welcome Graeme. I look forward to hearing your 10 bhat worth
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Old 21-05-2011, 02:04   #3
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Welcome Graeme. I'm in Krabi but the boat's still back in the US. Hopefully before too long I may be asking you to share some of that 'local' knowledge with me.
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Old 21-05-2011, 03:26   #4
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10 Bahts? Is that all? What a tight fist...

But welcome aboard anyway
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I've got a headache just reading your name
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Old 21-05-2011, 05:39   #6
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Welcome Aboard Cruisers Forum and enjoy the site...

New members are always welcome. Hope to hear more from you..
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Is there an in (Thai) joke I'm missing here, or are you just being mean?
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Just being mean



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Welcome aboard. From a much colder place.
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Hi Graeme
I am new to this forum and to sailing as well! Happy to say I will be on the boat in Langkawi next week and looking to have sail to Thailand. Have never done that before and any info you have would be appreciated.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Graeme.
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Old 23-05-2011, 07:16   #13
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I am new to this forum and to sailing as well! Happy to say I will be on the boat in Langkawi next week and looking to have sail to Thailand. Have never done that before and any info you have would be appreciated.
Greetings 'Calypte" , There are generally two routes from Langkawi up to Thailand; "inside" and "outside", outside is for direct, inside is for cruising.

The forecast is good at the moment for both routes, but assume wind will be on the nose for both, as our SW monsoon generally blows NW because of the Sumatra effect. 'Outside' gives you the Butang group and Rok Nok which offer great snorkelling/diving, but some long sails and not a lot of protected anchorages. The 'inside' route offers more protection for anchorages, (Tarutao, Phetra (in a storm) Loa Liang, Kradan, Ngai, Lanta, Phi Phi) with good beaches etc and good enough snorkelling) just depends on the time available.

You can check in at Phuket or Krabi (via Lanta) and its all very easy(ish) have a look at cruisingWiki for a few more details.

Let me know if you need more info, I'm happy to oblige, fair winds and enjoy your trip,

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Me too!!!! it seems you must have sampled a few Sangsoms? are you still in the area?

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10 Bahts? Is that all? What a tight fist...

But welcome aboard anyway
It's called 'Kii neow' here, roughly translates as ' sticky as sh#t' !! anyway, 10 baht is currently 33 cents, or 20p, quite a lot really. (if you're Kii neow!) Ta for the welcome.
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