Monthly Archives: May 2011

Front dodger windows: finally done

I finally finished installing the new polycarbonate windows on the front of the hard dodger this weekend.  It only took… about a month.  I think I’ll be able to finish the side windows, which are larger, quite a bit quicker … Continue reading

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SSB and WeatherFax

I recently picked up a Degen DE1103 handheld SW/SSB/etc receiver via Hong Kong.  It’s a pretty cool little unit.  So far I’ve listened to broadcasts in a variety of languages without knowing exactly where they might be coming from. Tonight … Continue reading

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Engine lead; windows

Charlene ran into Andy, captain of Hye Seas II, on the bus Sunday, and she asked him if he had any leads for mechanics who could help with repair or repower.  He immediately called up Jean Pierre, a French dude … Continue reading

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LED tri/anchor lights; inflatables; windows

I ordered a couple LED running lights from Bebi Electronics to replace the incandescent bulbs in my masthead tricolor and anchor lights.  I went with a “Masina Malosi” warm white light for the tri, and “Owl” bright white light for the … Continue reading

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Plodding along on dodger glass installation

I picked up a nice sturdy 11k RPM grinder this morning.  With a 100G flap disc, it made short work of removing the rest of the material from the starboard window I’ve been working on (slowly but surely) for two … Continue reading

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Dodger glass; visitors; shopping; engine

Last weekend there were elections in Singapore, which meant Monday was yet another holiday.  Still, I didn’t get quite as much done aboard the boat as the previous weekend. The main task continues to be replacing all the dodger glass. … Continue reading

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Dodger glass; radar

Spent the evening after work last night working on a couple projects. First, I ground down the epoxy putty I’d filled in around the dodger window I’m working on, using a drill grinding disc attachment.  I only got about a … Continue reading

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Bolts; solar panels; SSB receiver

Stopped by Central Engineering, which never did get back to me about the bolts I ordered, to see what the deal was.  Ended up getting more or less what I needed (M6x45mm SS truss-head), but had to settle for 304 … Continue reading

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Fan; baking; dodger glass; foot pump; dinghy; etc

It was a busy long weekend at the boat (Monday was Labor Day in Singapore).  I started Saturday by making my usual rounds at Jalan Besar looking for various hardware.  I was surprised to find that even Poey Huat, which is … Continue reading

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