Category Archives: BoatingLife

Awesome New Features of Tahina Navigation System

In the previous post, I showed a few images of our new navigation system instruments, and discussed in some detail about the new network based on NMEA 2000 (N2K). Now we are going to talk about some really cool technology … Continue reading

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Haulout Delayed a Few Days

We made excellent time again on Sunday on a beautiful sunny day. The temperature was a bit cooler and less humid as well. We weren’t even tempted to turn on the A/C along the way. We left at first light … Continue reading

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Arrived Pangkor Marina

We just arrived at Pangkor Marina, which is also home to the boatyard where we will be hauling out tomorrow. We made good time on a very pretty day up the last stretch of the Malacca Straights we are going … Continue reading

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Boating Life: Boat Parts Age Quicker

Boats are like houses in some ways. They both can start out new and have only a few problems initially, if they were built with quality and with good quality systems, and if you properly maintain them. There are some … Continue reading

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First Few Days Back

As you might expect, our first few days back at the boat have involved cleaning, re-provisioning, and starting the process of installing new parts we bought in the US. The green algae we saw all over the back of the … Continue reading

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Lost Our Food

Despite all our precautions, we got a dreaded message from our marina. We left the boat about 5 weeks ago and we had someone on their staff going aboard periodically just to check and make sure everything was working smoothly. … Continue reading

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Bouts of Colds

It all started in Bali. The day after leaving Bali, I started coming down with a cold. Five days later, after arriving at Belitung, my cold mostly went away. But, Karen got it. We both had vestiges from that cold … Continue reading

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Seacock Problem

We had a wonderful four days in Ubud, Bali at a nice hotel at very reasonable prices. I will be writing about that later and sharing photos of our tour up there in the mountains amongst the many hindu temples, … Continue reading

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Bali Chores So Far

We have been in Bali since Tuesday, but have been concentrating on boat chores so far. We leave today to go to a nice hotel in the mountains and get some much needed rest and relaxation and sightseeing. The hotel … Continue reading

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Preparations for Sailing Again

We have been busy over the weekend with preparations for getting on the move again. We did two big provisioning runs to the local grocery stores. Two completely loaded grocery carts with lots of canned vegetables, juices, cheeses, and many … Continue reading

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