Category Archives: Boat Maintenance

Gear Failure!

We had a frustrating start to our short passage from Mauritius to RĂ©union, but it got even worse. We left on a nice sunny day, with flat seas on the west side of the island. The breeze was very light … Continue reading

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Dinghy Repair

The way our life works now is that Tahina – our sailing catamaran – serves as our home. If our sailboat is our home, then our dinghy is our car. It has it’s own little carport on the back of … Continue reading

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Tahina Back in Water and Ready

This was a very stressful time in the boatyard at Pangkor Marina. We got the new navigation equipment installed (in particular, the new transducers for depth, speed, temp, and fish finder) in the hull very quickly (4 days). But, the … Continue reading

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Splash Date is Set

After finally getting our parts on Tuesday, we got the details worked out on when we can get the engine work completed and get back in the water. We will be splashing next Tuesday shortly after the work is scheduled … Continue reading

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New Navigation System Looking Good and Charger Bug Fixed

This weekend, I finally was able to spend some time trying out our new navigation system. Our new system is an NMEA 2000 (N2K) network backbone, which is a “new” marine standard which started coming into use during the last … Continue reading

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New Equipment Installed Now We Wait

As mentioned in the previous post, we finished the install of our new navigation system in record time. I’m going to share some pictures below. The one here is of Jamie on one of several trips he made up the … Continue reading

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Lightning Fast Recovery

Last Sunday, Jamie and I completed the last phase of the complete replacement of our boat navigation systems, and all the other systems we have so far received parts for. There was a tremendous effort required to accomplish this, here … Continue reading

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Tahina on Hard and Installation Progress

It took some effort, but we finally collected the wood needed to build the custom frame which we place on top of the lift here at Pangkor Marina in order to haul Tahina out of the water. Another two boards … Continue reading

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Lightning Project Installation Phase

A lot has happened in the month since our lightning strike on September 5th. Just read the previous few posts for a small taste. Our friend Jamie on s/v Totem has been an immense help in figuring out what was … Continue reading

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Victron Inverter Problem and Lightning Project Progress

As usually happens with big projects on a boat – like recovering from a lightning strike – we have had a mix of progress and setbacks. Our biggest setback ironically come from my biggest accomplishment at the beginning of this … Continue reading

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