Category Archives: Boat Maintenance

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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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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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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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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Tahina Back in the Water Again

As stated in the last post, we had the bottoms painted with new anti-fouling paint on Wednesday. The new paint by the way is a bit stronger than our previous paint and should last if we should need it to … Continue reading

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