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Windows; LEDs; prop shaft; boarding ladder; sinking neighbor

It was a pseudo-busy boat weekend, although I don’t think there’s much substantial to show for it.  On Thursday I wrapped up a couple dangling projects and continued working on the dodger windows.  Those are coming along mostly nicely and … Continue reading


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Engine quotes; LPG overhaul; NMEA; transom

Got my hands on a couple more repower-related quotes over the last week or so. A Yanmar dealer up in Phuket was only interested in installing Yanmar engines; I found that a 4JH5E with a 7° down-angle gearbox would probably … Continue reading

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Engine planning; chartplotter & GPS

I finally managed to get my first quote for the repower job, from the Singaporean mechanics who came to look at the boat last week.  The quote is fairly sparse on details.  The lump sum labor cost is quoted as … 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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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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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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Cleaning, organizing; chartplotter mount

It’s a period of not too much boat related activity.  Charlene and I were in Krabi last weekend.  This weekend we worked on cleaning up the boat, organizing, etc.  We gave the deck a much needed and long-overdue scrub, and … Continue reading

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Radar; Doug’s gone

This weekend was spent entirely on a task — installing the radar — which really should have taken a couple hours but ended up gobbling up four days.  (That seems to be the storyline behind most of the things I’ve … Continue reading

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