Monthly Archives: April 2010

Electrical loads

I’ve spent a fair amount of time in the last few days researching electrical stuff in preparation for a “grand rewiring” of the core components: the breaker panels, electrical gauges, switches, and charging systems.  I am starting to get a … Continue reading

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New fabrics; alternator removal

Yesterday, we picked up the initial set of items dropped off by the upholsterer, Min, at Charlene’s house, and ran them through the wash there. Today I brought everything to the boat to try it out. The new V-berth mattress … Continue reading

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Electrical; busy weekend

Finally had a weekend on the boat without having to move things aboard or do too much organizing.  That means this is the longest entry ever! Friday night at around 3:30 AM it rained while I was aboard for the … Continue reading

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Various electrical; engine; etc.

Called up Mr. Neo from Best Marine Electrical and scheduled for him to come down to the boat on Saturday.  For now I just want to repair or replace the alternator, and maybe get his help installing the new batteries. … Continue reading

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Voltmeter; upholstery; etc.

I arrived at the boat last night and immediately noticed the LED voltmeter display that tells me the charge level of the batteries wasn’t working.  This is a very useful display when it’s working, but not when it looks like … Continue reading

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Some terminology

Rachel wrote up a really nice, simple list of some basic sailboat terminology for people reading her blog about Pirat.  I think it’s probably useful for people reading my random ramblings too, since I’m not necessarily all that good at … Continue reading

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I officially live on Oia

Just a few hours ago, Charlene and I finished cleaning and packing and carried the last bit of stuff out my apartment.  I gave the apartment keys to the landlord, got (most of) my deposit back, and headed for the … Continue reading

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New new berth; moving and cleaning

Yesterday, I brought a small load of stuff to the boat to pack away in various cubbyholes, and spent a few hours in the heat of the afternoon arranging and cleaning.  I decided to get rid of the dishes that … Continue reading

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Boat Asia

Swung by Boat Asia 2010 at Keppel Bay marina last night with Charlene and Brian.  I was kind of underwhelmed, I guess because there weren’t very many sailboats, and also because the whole thing was a little too upscale for … Continue reading

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Saloon berth; answers

I needed to try out the settee double berth, which is one of those “lower the dining table and put the extra cushions on it” type things, to ensure the existing cushion thicknesses were right for it.  So I had … Continue reading

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