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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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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 recap: Singapore to Langkawi

A brief summary: after a much longer than expected journey, Oia is in Langkawi on the hard stand at the B&V yard a few miles from Kuah.  It was quite an adventure: we departed One 15 Marina at dawn on October 20 … Continue reading

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Busy rainy weekend: hatches; socializing

We had a busy weekend at the marina. I accomplished a few fixit-type tasks.  My main goal for the weekend was to get all three of the old small cabin hatches replaced with the new ones.  Things started out well … 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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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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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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Cleaning below the waterline

At long last on Sunday I finally took some time to clean the hull below the waterline.  I hadn’t managed to do it yet since taking ownership of the boat in February, so it was in dire need of some … Continue reading

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