Monthly Archives: September 2013

Admiral Marina at Port Dickson

We have stayed over a week at Admiral Marina in Port Dickson a bit past half-way up the Straight of Malacca on our way to Pangkor. We stayed here once before just for a night when we were in a … 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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New Boat System

Since our lightning strike on the 5th of September, we have been working hard to buy and replace equipment. Unfortunately, our Raymarine system was the latest stuff at the time we bought the boat, but near the end of its … Continue reading

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Real Sailing

The first two days of our second passage up the Straight of Malacca have really been nice. We have been traveling with s/v Totem, so we have some company, which is nice. Their boat is pretty quick, so our speeds … Continue reading

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Big Step Forward Big Step Back

A week ago Wednesday, we managed to quickly acquire the most critical system we needed to replace – our new Victron inverter charger. It was almost a miracle I managed to find the exact unit we needed in Singapore, and … Continue reading

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Progress and Moving North

During the last several days, a lot has been accomplished in at least diagnosing the extent of lightning damage and researching replacements for the equipment. We have insurance based on the popular blue-water plan called “Jackline” from Markel. They responded … Continue reading

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Busy Week On Lightning Recovery

A lot of progress was made this week on recovering from the lightning, but on a percentage basis we have only just scratched the surface. We have had some good news, and some bad news about the state of the … Continue reading

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Lightning Reflection

We have been lucky so far, and, in a way, lucky now. This is our first close-strike that resulted in equipment loss on Tahina. We did have a near-hit once in our previous boat that caused one instrument to be … Continue reading

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Lightning

We had a good passage south from Tioman yesterday. We even got to sail for 2+ hours when a nice 15 knot fresh breeze came from the west for a while. We had to put the sails down when it … Continue reading

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Card Tournament

The crew of s/v Totem have a special card game variant of rummy that they have played in their family for a long time. They have started a tradition of playing tournaments on Board Game Card Sleeves with the crews … Continue reading

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