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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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Tioman route plan; oven; AIS; shopping

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 … Continue reading

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Electrical; Lexan; oven

Time on the boat over the last week has been almost entirely consumed by the electrical system.  The contractor drama has dragged on with yet more overpriced quotes and unexpected delays (or maybe they’ve become expected at this point).  Doug … Continue reading

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Alternator; starter batteries; LPG system

Saturday was a really productive boat day. In the morning, Jamal, a Malay marine electrician recommended by Neo of Best Marine, came by to help me with the alternator installation.  I’m pretty glad I got some help: I think I … Continue reading

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LPG system; alternator

Yesterday morning I spent a couple hours wandering around Jalan Besar, which has a lot of hardware shops selling various random stuff, looking for parts for the LPG system.  When I bought the grill, I also bought a fitting that’s … Continue reading

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Alternator pulley; LPG system; dodger glass

Tonight I picked up a 24mm socket wrench on the way back to Oia to use to remove the pulley from the old alternator, since I need it for the new alternator.  That didn’t quite go as I’d hoped since … Continue reading

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Grill mounted

Spent last night tinkering with the new grill and getting it all mounted, on the aft starboard rail.  It was pretty easy to set up and looks great: I bought a canvas cover from the grill company since it was … Continue reading

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New cushion covers; etc

Spent some time with Charlene poking around the boat yesterday, working on various tasks.  She emptied out 3 weeks worth of summer monsoon rainwater from the dinghy and gave it a good scrub while I mounted the new galley curtains, … Continue reading

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