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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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How not to sell an engine; other engines; solar; etc

Yesterday a Yanmar rep came by the boat to try to sell me a 4JH5E engine.  I had previously contacted him about the 3JH5E, a smaller engine, but I guess he didn’t really want to sell me that.  I was … Continue reading

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Oven trim; engine cleaning; dodger glass; sore toe

This weekend there was a lot of shopping and not really a lot of accomplishing, or so it felt. I did a few random jobs on deck: replacing fender ropes on a couple fenders, seizing shackles on the Bruce anchor … Continue reading

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Gong xi fa cai; anemometer; hatch

Last weekend was a busy one, with a few nice accomplishments aboard Oia and a lot of Chinese New Year festivities. Wednesday night was CNY Eve.  Doug managed to get some tickets aboard the Singapore Flyer, which was surprisingly empty, … Continue reading

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Battery straps/fuses; shopping; hatch

It was another mostly busy weekend.  Friday I headed for the boat in the early afternoon and spent the first half of the day dismantling the house battery wiring, pulling out the house batteries, and installing some battery hold-down straps. … Continue reading

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Tioman trip recap

Following is a way-too-long writeup of our trip up to Tioman and back, which ended up lasting eight days instead of the originally planned seven.  Aboard were Doug, Charlene, and Charlene’s cousin Debbie. Tuesday night was a flurry of shopping … Continue reading

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Oven; DCSM; electronics; sea trial; engine

Another full weekend of installing things, fixing things, testing things, and generally getting ready to leave for Malaysia Wednesday morning. On Thursday (Thanksgiving!) I did some shopping in the morning and picked up various small electrical stuff.  I stopped by … Continue reading

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More electrical work; tank senders; chartplotter

This weekend also ended up dedicated to the new electrical system.  Last weekend was the hard slog of wiring all the individual loads back to terminal strips and bus bars.  This weekend was all about the heavy duty core wiring … Continue reading

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New electrical system

Had an exhausting long weekend — four days straight of nonstop electrical work, most of it on my back, half crammed into the tight space under the companionway and behind the electrical cabinet. Thursday morning I took a trip up … Continue reading

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