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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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Trip prep; NMEA wiring

I’ve set most project-type tasks aside to get Oia tidied up for next week’s trip.  At this point everything’s mostly in order: decently well provisioned (except for perishables which I’ll pick up the day before we sail), most stuff stowed … Continue reading

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Port dues; cruising permits

Paid Oia‘s annual Singapore port dues (S$30) this morning, a couple months late.  MPA didn’t seem to care about the lateness.  In fact they seemed a little surprised I was actually paying my port dues. I also asked them about … Continue reading

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Insurance renewal

I renewed my policy with QBE Thailand.  Cost went down slightly thanks to no claims for a year. I asked my agent about broader coverage for trips farther afield.  He indicated there are “some problems on the world circuit right … Continue reading

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Radar; hatch; trim; etc

A second weekend in a row with not all that much progress to show.  In fact, so little progress that for once I don’t even have any pictures of the stuff I worked on this weekend. Friday morning I went … Continue reading

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Gong xi fa cai; anemometer; hatch

Last weekend was a busy one, with a few nice accomplishments aboard Oia and a lot of Chinese New Year festivities. Wednesday night was CNY Eve.  Doug managed to get some tickets aboard the Singapore Flyer, which was surprisingly empty, … Continue reading

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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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Final preparation; Singapore port clearance

Last night we continued provisioning (one more trip to the grocery left, hopefully) and preparing random stuff here and there.  Filled up the water tanks, mixed oil into the outboard gas, did laundry, and so on.  Everything is mostly ready. … 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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Wifi; Singapore cruising permits

Last night I dug out my old WRT54G wifi router, which conveniently takes 12V (and also has a nice 100-240V 50/60Hz AC adapter), and flashed it with DD-WRT.  I set it up as a wireless repeater for the marina’s network, … Continue reading

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