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Old 20-04-2010, 00:31   #1
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Sawasdee from Thailand

Been lurking for a while but finally decided to get onboard.

Originally from Texas (and Seattle) but for the last seven years I've been in Thailand, where I have a charity foundation named Isara("freedom" in Thai).

One of the "environmental" projects we're looking at doing in the future is building a solar powered catamaran that will go around the world, to help increase Thailand's awareness of renewable energies and also bring in more sponsors for our charity. It's a big project but we think we have the connections here to have most of the equipment donated and, of course, the knowledge base on Cruisers Forum should help A LOT along the way.

Now we just need the boat! lol

Thanks for creating such a great resource for all the cruisers.
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Old 20-04-2010, 06:00   #2
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Welcome. I lived in Thailand for a few years myself ('04-'07) and in fact am heading back tomorrow for a visit. You in Bkk?
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Old 20-04-2010, 06:55   #3
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Hi sneuman! You're heading back to Thailand tomorrow? So the red shirts are not scaring you away? lol

I'm up in Nong Khai. Near the border of Laos. If you're ever in this area let me know.

Chok dee na! (Good luck!)
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Hi sneuman! You're heading back to Thailand tomorrow? So the red shirts are not scaring you away? lol

I'm up in Nong Khai. Near the border of Laos. If you're ever in this area let me know.

Chok dee na! (Good luck!)
I'm a journalist and have been deployed in MUCH worse. No, the Red Shirts don't scare me anymore than the yellows would have last year. Like I always told my father when I was someplace where the crap was hitting the fan: "It always looks worse on TV"
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Your project sounds interesting. I always considered my sailboats solar powered since that's what makes the wind blow.
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Old 24-04-2010, 02:53   #6
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True.

I guess sailors could be considered the first users of renewable energy and the first environmentalists.
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Old 26-04-2010, 23:53   #7
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Hey Kirk, the internet sure is a small place huh?

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Old 26-04-2010, 23:57   #8
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Chip! How are you?

It's strange seeing people outside the environments you usually see them. I didn't know you were a cruiser.
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I'm a newbie, a dreamer for the last 10 years but just bought a boat, I'm going to start off in the Bahamas and Caribbean for a couple years then hopefully get over to your part of the world one day. Isn't technology great!

Your project looks interesting. Keep up the good work with Isara, you have done some really good things!
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Old 27-04-2010, 01:41   #10
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sawasdee kraup , phuk thai mia tai ? ...gidday,i love you part of the world but i havent a handle on the lingo,yet.I will volunteer some time when i get up your way for sure. All the best with your project,sounds worthy,some would say,sea worthy. take care over there. cheers Terrey
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Wadi Krap, Sabai di bor also from Essan - A multihuller here. PM if you like
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bvh - Thanks. I appreciate it. Look us up the next time you're in Thailand.

Laidback - Sabai dee yoo. Are you in the Essan area now? We're both a long ways from the sea up here. lol
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Kirk,

Just saw the thread and since we're living in Krabi part-time I thought I'd say hello.

The solar cat project sounds very interesting. I love cats, especially Wharrams and one of the builders is in Phuket. How can I find out more and keep updated as to what's happening with the project?

Feel free to PM me if you like.

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