Monthly Archives: February 2010

I’m on a boat. My boat!

I just picked up Oia‘s key, along with a dock access keycard, and climbed onto the boat for the first time as its owner.  Awesome!  As Doug mentioned, a key doesn’t seem like a very good symbol of ownership for … Continue reading

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Oia is mine

I learned today that I officially own Oia, and that the bill of sale is currently enroute via courier.  So, yeah, I really own a boat. I also heard from the previous owner (via the broker) that he left the … Continue reading

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Post-purchase logistics

I am quickly finding that probably the hardest part of buying a boat is dealing with all the immediate logistics that arise after the purchase.  Getting insurance, registering the boat, finding someone to do some painting (of the stern and … Continue reading

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Oia is in Langkawi

Heard earlier today that the previous owner has finished his transit from Phuket to Langkawi and the boat is now docked at Telaga Harbour.  So, the boat is now pretty much mine!  (Apparently the previous owner is spending the night … Continue reading

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Boat status; reading

Just found out today that Oia will be arriving in Langkawi on February 14th or 15th, after which I’ll take complete ownership (and responsibility).  She’ll be berthed there at the Telaga Harbour marina.  I’m going to fly up for the … Continue reading

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Hard stand photo

Since everyone likes photos, here is one I took during the survey of Oia on the hard stand at the Rantanachai boatyard in Phuket, while she was out of the water for a survey I had done. Obviously in the … Continue reading

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Welcome

Something like 17 months ago, I moved to Singapore, partly for work and partly because I wanted to live away from the US for a while.  Even before I came here, I realized a couple key things about Singapore: It’s … Continue reading

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