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Old 08-10-2013, 23:49   #1
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Raised In The Philippines; Coming BACK!!!

Wow, I just joined CruisersForum and was amazed to see 98 search results for 'Philippines'.
I lived in the Philippines from age 2 to 18 graduating from high school there.
I bought a 40' Brown Searunner (trimaran sailboat) in 2007 with the intent of sailing it back to the Philippines, but only got as far as the Bahamas.
I finally did come back to my roots in 2010 and married a Filipina. We have been living in Saudi Arabia where I work as a contractor and are coming back to the Philippines next year.
We are planning on building a 70' liveaboard charter ferrocement junk style/rigged motor sailer based out of Palawan.
Especially if you live in the PI, please give me a shout in English or Tagalog, I look forward to hearing from you. I'll cook adobo for you if you have tales to tell about ferrocement in the Philippines.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, rjohn52.
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:09   #3
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Re: Raised In The Philippines; Coming BACK!!!

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We are planning on building a 70' liveaboard charter ferrocement junk style/rigged motor sailer based out of Palawan.
Wow! I have no idea what that is, but I'm interested. Welcome aboard.
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:40   #4
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Re: Raised In The Philippines; Coming BACK!!!

Kumusta bang buhih(sp?) How about Lumpia ,I would need lots of Lumpia?..Fair winds
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Re: Raised In The Philippines; Coming BACK!!!

Aloha and welcome aboard!
Why ferro? Lots of discussion here about hull material that you might be interested in.
Good luck in whatever you choose.
kind regards,
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Re: Raised In The Philippines; Coming BACK!!!

Welcome aboard John.
I prefer Empanada's.

We have a social group thread here you might be interested in. >> Cruisers & Sailing Forums - Boats & Sailing in The Philippines

As for tales, stay away from ferrocement. But Palawan is nice, have some family there.

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Re: Raised In The Philippines; Coming BACK!!!

what ever you build make sure it is shallow draft!,and ideally beachable!
when we visited the philipines our vessel had a 10ft draft,which really limited the places that we could visit.

a wharram type catamaran would be a much better choice of vessel,and the locals are great woodworkers,and materials cheap.

palawan has many deep inlets,but most get shallow,and tidal very quickly,leaving you anchored way off the beach in deeper water.
a catamaran would open up many miles of tidal creeks and mangrove channels,and allow access to many more protected anchorages.

great country,great people and over 10,000 islands!
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