Yesterday I put together a first-pass route plan for our trip next week. It’s a little ambitious (65ish miles on the first and last days), but we’ll see how it goes. Here’s the route plan:
Briefly, we’ll head out Dec 1 really early, meet the immigration boat at the Eastern Quarantine, and then proceed around the bend and head North to Jason’s Bay. From there we’ll cut across Pulau Sibu and Pulau Tinggi to Tioman, and probably pick up a berth at Tuluk Tekek Marina there, since we need to be there anyway to do port clearance and immigration. Maybe we’ll hang around Tioman for a day or two. From Tioman we’ll head SE to Pulau Aur, spend a night in the channel there, and then cut back over to Jason’s Bay, before returning to the Eastern Quarantine for immigration, and back to One 15. Not too complicated, although I do expect to be doing some anchoring in the dark which will be tricky. I suspect we may be doing some motorsailing to keep up the pace.
Various sailing preparation has been proceeding apace.
Doug did some investigation of oven installation options yesterday; I think we’re going to go for it and install the old oven from Conversations, hopefully tomorrow. The only real downside is it’s a little old, and one burner doesn’t work. I really like the idea of having an oven, and gimbals.
Doug also got the AIS transponder talking to the chartplotter. It slows chart rendering down a lot here in Singapore (because there are so many targets), but I don’t think it’ll be a problem elsewhere:
I haven’t been able to get an update on my Malaysian MMSI number, which is frustrating as I’d hoped to be able to transmit on AIS by now. Will try again once more tomorrow.
This morning I stopped by Marintech and picked up one extra harness tether (so now I have four), some Sikaflex to fix a broken hatch, and a Kidde Mariner 10 extinguisher. (I need to replace all my extinguishers soon but wanted at least one new one right now.) I also visited Keng Wah on Maude Rd for the first time and was pretty impressed with their rigging selection. I ordered 120m of 16mm nylon rope as a backup anchor rode, a thimble for one end of the rode, and 30m of 1.5in polyester webbing to use as jackline. Apparently I can go pick it all up tomorrow.