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Interview on Channel News Asia

Just before we flew to NYC back in early February, Charlene and I were interviewed — along with another couple in One 15 Marina — by a Channel News Asia property program called SPEED about living aboard in Singapore.  Wayne … Continue reading

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Living aboard a boat in Singapore — Part 2: Getting started

A while back I wrote some thoughts about why you might want to live aboard a boat in Singapore.  I continue to get a lot of questions from people who are partly or wholly convinced, and now want to know … 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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Mainsail; some small projects; route planning

The clock is ticking and in just a couple weeks I’ll be heading up to Langkawi to haul out and start major refit work.  In the meantime I’m still working on a bunch of little tasks. Over the weekend I … Continue reading

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A lot of random little progress

I haven’t been focusing on any one big task lately since my todo list before shipping up to Langkawi next month is just full of a zillion little things.  My plan now is to head up to Langkawi to begin … Continue reading

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Charlene: Long weekends on S/V Oia

Another post from First Mate Charlene! Seeing as it was the long weekend, with the Presidential Elections and Hari Raya holiday, we spent quite some time on Oia. When I spend a longer time on the boat, it affects my … 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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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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Living aboard a boat in Singapore — Part 1: Why?

These days, thanks mostly to this blog, I get one or two emails a week from people interested in living aboard a boat here in Singapore.  There are tentative “is this possible” type queries; “I’m on my way to Singapore … 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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