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Good and bad news; boatyard progress; etc

First things first.  The bad news: our cruising plans, which had been set to begin right around now, have been indefinitely postponed.  The good news: they were postponed because I accepted an offer to continue at Voxel in New York, … Continue reading

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Quick trip to the boatyard

A week ago I took a quick trip up to Langkawi for a few days to see how things were coming along in the boatyard and do a little work of my own there. The first thing I noticed was … Continue reading

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A couple weeks in the boatyard and around Langkawi

After a little over a week back in Singapore to rest and work after reaching Langkawi, I flew back up for a couple weeks to spend some time working on the boat.  It was really busy with lots of things … Continue reading

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Trip prep; NMEA wiring

I’ve set most project-type tasks aside to get Oia tidied up for next week’s trip.  At this point everything’s mostly in order: decently well provisioned (except for perishables which I’ll pick up the day before we sail), most stuff stowed … Continue reading

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A mostly preparatory weekend

Almost ready to sail up to Langkawi.  We spent most of the weekend at the boat cleaning, organizing, and tying up loose ends.  The dockbox finally got emptied out after a year and a half of accumulation of random stuff. … Continue reading

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Various tinkering, measuring, identifying, and testing

Yesterday was National Day here in Singapore (happy birthday Singapore) so instead of working, Charlene and I headed over to the boat to accomplish some stuff.  I’m still on light duty so mostly I spent the day measuring, identifying, and … Continue reading

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Engine planning; solar controller; chartplotter; inflatable; ascender; LED anchor/tri lights

Had a flurry of boat activity Thursday and Friday last week, which didn’t carry over into the weekend despite my original intentions.  Still, I got a lot done. Thursday I met with yet another mechanic to talk about a repower. … Continue reading

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Dinghy; various new stuff

I arrived back to the boat today after being in the US for a few weeks, carrying lots of bits and pieces for a variety of projects. I found that the marina staff had decided they didn’t like my dinghy … 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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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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