Some shopping; paperwork

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.

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  1. GREEN Topsiders!!?

    They are God’s way of saying you make too much money 😉

    Congrats on your new home! I hope you get boundless pleasure from Oia.

    From land-locked Missouri: all my best!

    • Kris

      Turns out they give me blisters anyway! Take a break from land-locked Missouri and come visit water-locked Singapore, we can go for a sail!

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