Did a little bit of shopping over the last couple days.
Saturday, picked up a pair of Sperry Topsider deck shoes. Seems like they’ve evolved a bit since I had a simple pair of canvas ones 15 years ago. They were surprisingly easy to find in Singapore; apparently they’re fashionable these days. So, I got some green ones:
Today, swung by Sim Lim on my way to work and bought:
- A DC-DC 12V to 18-20V stepup adapter, and a plug adapter for it that fits my laptop. So now I can power my laptop directly from DC and a cigarette lighter socket.
- A Garmin eTrex Venture HC, which was about S$150 too expensive, but I haven’t been able to find anywhere in Singapore that sells them for a reasonable price. I really wanted a backup GPS before casting off.
I also swung by Oceantalk in Sim Lim to ask about AIS. They sell the Comar CSB200 transponder for S$1088, which seems like a really good price (so good I called back to confirm it was for the right item). They also sell the Comar AST200 VHF antenna splitter for S$338. Altogether around US$1k for an AIS transponder setup, which really isn’t too bad at all.
Also, at long last and after a lot of prodding, I finally got the insurance broker to send me my policy today, just in time since the temporary one-month cover note he gave me expires this afternoon.
Still waiting on the Langkawi registration though.