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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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Rigging; cleaning; etc

Last Thursday I finally got off my butt and gave Oia a good scrubbing to get rid of the accumulated filth of a few months in the marina coupled with various recent dusty projects.  She’s looking… decent.  I still can’t wait … Continue reading

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Hatches; Langkawi; Phuket

With some scrambling, I managed to finish installing all three new hatches before we left town for Phuket last Thursday.  They ended up looking pretty nice and passing all my leak tests.  The only issue was I was a bit … 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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Dodger windows: finally done

With some help from Charlene during the critical seal-and-bolt phase of work, the dodger windows are finally done today.  (Okay, still need to tighten some bolts in a few days, but that doesn’t count.)  I am really happy with how everything … 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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Various tinkering, measuring, identifying, and testing

Yesterday was National Day here in Singapore (happy birthday Singapore) so instead of working, Charlene and I headed over to the boat to accomplish some stuff.  I’m still on light duty so mostly I spent the day measuring, identifying, and … Continue reading

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Lots of shopping; watermakers

With my ongoing downtime thanks to LASIK that is prohibiting me from fun activities like sanding or spraypainting that involve particulate matter or aerosols, I have been busying myself with trying to source all kinds of bits and pieces for … 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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