Monthly Archives: July 2010

Shower sump; alternator; etc.

Thursday night last week I got to the boat kind of late with all sorts of grand plans for things I could get done, and I was quickly derailed (what’s new?) by the shower sump pump.  As soon as I … Continue reading

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Electrical; AC; etc.

I met a couple days ago with two sales guys from Tritex to talk about inverter/chargers and marine air conditioning. They brought to my attention this Dolphin 80A charger which accepts a nice worldwide voltage range and both 50/60 Hz … Continue reading

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Saturday sail and BBQ

On Saturday, Charlene and I met up with my coworkers Brian and Harish, along with Harish’s wife, to finally bring the boat out in Singapore waters for the first time.  I was really glad to have Brian along: he sailed … Continue reading

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HARTS; planning a quick sea trial

I stopped into the dockmaster’s office this morning to ask about Singapore’s HARTS transponder system and whether I’m required to have a transponder on my boat to take it out in Singapore waters.  The answer is yes (although if you … Continue reading

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Alternator; starter batteries; LPG system

Saturday was a really productive boat day. In the morning, Jamal, a Malay marine electrician recommended by Neo of Best Marine, came by to help me with the alternator installation.  I’m pretty glad I got some help: I think I … Continue reading

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LPG system; alternator

Yesterday morning I spent a couple hours wandering around Jalan Besar, which has a lot of hardware shops selling various random stuff, looking for parts for the LPG system.  When I bought the grill, I also bought a fitting that’s … Continue reading

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Alternator pulley; LPG system; dodger glass

Tonight I picked up a 24mm socket wrench on the way back to Oia to use to remove the pulley from the old alternator, since I need it for the new alternator.  That didn’t quite go as I’d hoped since … Continue reading

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Video: tour of the cabin

One of the things I picked up in the US was a Kodak Playsport, which is a neat little waterproof HD video camera.  I just threw together a quick little video tour below decks; I’ll make another one soon above … Continue reading

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Alternator; rough ideas for electrical system

Called the guy from Best Marine Electrical to come give me a hand installing the alternator.  Couldn’t figure out a precise time but supposedly he can come sometime next week or the following weekend; awaiting a callback.  Really looking forward … Continue reading

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