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Oia is sold

It’s a little bittersweet, but as of today (November 23, 2012) Oia is sold to her new owners, Victor and Svetlana, who I hear are aboard in the B&V yard, getting situated, and learning about their new boat. Congratulations to them! … Continue reading


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Oia is for sale sold

UPDATE: As of November 23, 2012, Oia is sold to Victor and Svetlana, who are aboard and happy with their new boat!  Congratulations and fair winds! After a fair bit of thought, and lots of hemming and hawing, I have finally decided … Continue reading

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After a long time, a visit to the boatyard

It’s been a long time, but Oia still exists, of course.  We’ve been living in NYC (and Singapore — visa issues, long story) since early 2012 and Oia has, sadly, moved to the back burner.  She’s spent the year slowly undergoing refit in … Continue reading

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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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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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We moved!

We have moved our blog to its own host and given it its own domain:!  This will make it easier for us to do all sorts of fancy stuff, some of which will pop up soon. -Kris

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Guest Blogger: the Missus, on living aboard

My fiancée Charlene read my last post and decided she wanted to get in on the action too.  She’s Singaporean and so she can provide some interesting perspective on why living aboard in Singapore is just not that common — and … Continue reading


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A day of material/part hunting; windows; life aboard

I started the weekend out with a Friday spent zooming all over Singapore in taxis, buses, and trains to pick up various materials.  Singapore may look small on the map but it’s a pretty big place if you don’t have … Continue reading

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LASIK; repower contractor at last

I did the LASIK surgery last week.  Recap in a nutshell: it was totally worth it, and it’s very exciting to be able to see pretty much all the time.  Only downside is there’s some recovery time involved.  Currently I’m … Continue reading

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Repower whining; window painting; dinghy; LASIK

I am finding planning the repower job to be a terrible mess.  I have a spreadsheet with 94 rows (and counting) to keep track of all the different contractors I’ve been in touch with for stuff like the actual installation; … Continue reading


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