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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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Graphics; planning; registration

I found a few vinyl graphics printers in Singapore, so I whipped up some graphics in inkscape to get some quotes: The top graphic will go on the bow (both port and starboard); the bottom two graphics on the stern. … Continue reading

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Some first-day findings

I’ve had a pretty productive day.  Mostly I spent it tinkering without any specific objectives, just aiming to get familiar with the boat and various subsystems. After a false start or two I think I’ve got the electrical system more … Continue reading

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I’m on a boat. My boat!

I just picked up Oia‘s key, along with a dock access keycard, and climbed onto the boat for the first time as its owner.  Awesome!  As Doug mentioned, a key doesn’t seem like a very good symbol of ownership for … Continue reading

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Oia is mine

I learned today that I officially own Oia, and that the bill of sale is currently enroute via courier.  So, yeah, I really own a boat. I also heard from the previous owner (via the broker) that he left the … Continue reading

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Post-purchase logistics

I am quickly finding that probably the hardest part of buying a boat is dealing with all the immediate logistics that arise after the purchase.  Getting insurance, registering the boat, finding someone to do some painting (of the stern and … Continue reading

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Oia is in Langkawi

Heard earlier today that the previous owner has finished his transit from Phuket to Langkawi and the boat is now docked at Telaga Harbour.  So, the boat is now pretty much mine!  (Apparently the previous owner is spending the night … Continue reading

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Boat status; reading

Just found out today that Oia will be arriving in Langkawi on February 14th or 15th, after which I’ll take complete ownership (and responsibility).  She’ll be berthed there at the Telaga Harbour marina.  I’m going to fly up for the … Continue reading

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Hard stand photo

Since everyone likes photos, here is one I took during the survey of Oia on the hard stand at the Rantanachai boatyard in Phuket, while she was out of the water for a survey I had done. Obviously in the … Continue reading

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