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Old 21-09-2010, 06:48   #1
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Hello from Kabul, Afghanistan

Hello Ladies & Gents,

I'm an American Expat living and working over in Afghanistan doing "stuff" , I will be purchasing a Catamaran in the near future , have been scoping out specifically the Antares 44i and Discovery 50.

No stranger to sailing .. have sailed with my folks quite a few times out in Hawaii , Guam, Key West .. grew up as a military brat.

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Old 21-09-2010, 07:47   #2
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Welcome aboard, Joe.

Cats aren't my thing, exactly, but there are plenty of people here to advise you.

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Old 21-09-2010, 07:51   #3
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Joe.

Good luck in your cat hunt.
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Old 21-09-2010, 08:08   #4
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Thanks for the welcome aboards..
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Old 14-10-2010, 23:25   #5
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here. Hope you can find that cat of your dreams.
kind regards,
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Old 15-10-2010, 09:02   #6
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Had my FP stern to in Bermuda when this cat pulled in. Never seen one like it. Nor had my crew and they have been around a lot of cats. Stopped over to chat with them and it turns out to be the very first discovery 50. Owned and sailed over from Britain by John and Caroline. The founder of sunsail and supper nice people. Mix a mean gin and tonic. Gave me an extensive tour of the boat and it is very well done. They put a lot of thought into what the owner of a short handed boat would need to be safe and comfortable. If you do enough "stuff" to be able to get into one of those I think you would be a very happy sailor.

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Welcome!

I can get you a great deal on a Turkish cat like this one:

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Hey there - what are you doing in Kabul? Not a lot of sailing, I'll bet!
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Hey Joe,

Welcome....I'm in Kuwait currently....keep in touch ;-)
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I was just in Kuwait, come back from R&R a couple weeks ago. I'm in Bagram Afghanistan. A few more months and this deployment is Over!
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Army Chief -

I guess if you're an Army Chief you haven't got much time for sailing, but if you do get allowed out, get in touch if you want a sail!
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I was just in Kuwait, come back from R&R a couple weeks ago.
You should be glad you left Kuwait !

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Army Chief -

I guess if you're an Army Chief you haven't got much time for sailing, but if you do get allowed out, get in touch if you want a sail!
Well, I do not get much time. Been down to the KNB (Kuwait Naval Base) a few times though. I work VERY LONG hours

I know nothing about sailing, but need to learn. I grew up in powerboating all my life on the Chesapeake Bay (Trojan's (not what your thinking..BOATS), Pacemakers, Cruise Alongs, Criss Crafts)
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You should be glad you left Kuwait !

I am! Considering it felt like sitting in front of a furnace turned to full blast while sitting in the shade, I was very happy to leave.

Indoors wasn't too bad... AC was Everywhere!
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Oh yea...we got like 40 window units in the DFAC
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