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Old 12-07-2008, 04:53   #1
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Hello! The time has come to give up work and get afloat; 28 years in the Gulf with only 2 weeks bareboating each year in the med for the last 15 years and I desperately want to 'Sail the Dream' before I become too decrepit. I'll be nagging everyone for advice and recommendations over the next 6 months or more, my apologies in advance!
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Old 12-07-2008, 05:25   #2
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No need to apologize, except for questions unasked.
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Old 14-07-2008, 21:41   #3
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Aloha Halcyon,
Welcome aboard and nag away!
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Like what John said, nag away and Welcome.
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Welcome to the group! Where are you located now?

What are your plans?
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Old 15-07-2008, 09:03   #6
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Thanks. Currently in Bahrain; I've been 'dreamer' for years, need to get real soon as 55 already.Plan 'A' is to buy a 'budget' boat around 35' and get 6 months in the Med as a shakedown, then cross the pond preferably to the Carribean either in the same boat or one more suitable for longer passages. Currently studying books like 'Sell up and Sail'.
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Old 19-04-2009, 04:56   #7
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Are you active in the sailing fraternity in Bahrain? I have recently joined the forum, am in Saudi (Riyadh) and have similar aspirations to yours! I wish to get acqainted with sailors in and around Bahrain as I am thinking of joining the Bahrain Yacht Club, probably get a boat and start sailing from there.

How's the "Sellup & Sailing" coming along?
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Welcome to the group. I haven't been here too long but have learned plenty. There are some very knowledgable and helpful folks on this board.
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We visited Bahrain when I worked in Saudi Arabia. It's shallow water sailing in your neck of the woods.

If I ever went back to work in the Middle East, I think I would go to Dubai. There's enough sand and sea there to last a life time.

After we worked in Arabia for eleven years, we purchased a catamaran and sailed around the world. I was 47 years old at the time when we set sail. You are still young. You have plenty of time to have a great adventure.

Good luck on your sailing dreams.

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