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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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Boat Parts and Supplies

You would think that the cruising life allows you complete freedom to take your boat to any place you want and spend as long as you like. To a certain extent this is true, but in practice there are some … Continue reading

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Rotten Start to a Boat Project

Today we were doing various cleaning jobs, and then decided to do basic maintenance on our two main electric winches. Which involves disassembling, cleaning, greasing, and re-assembling the parts. Karen wanted to help with this task so she was going … Continue reading

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Earning Some More Cruising in Fiji

After a week in the town of Savusavu, and completing our dive course, we are ready to get back out and do some sailing/cruising around Vanua Levu. Although it sounds like we are always having fun, I wanted to point … Continue reading

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Boatyard Progress with Easter Coming

A lot of progress has been made since the last update almost a week ago. I’m going to summarize some of the projects we’ve completed and some of the projects left. We have been here 12 days already and probably … Continue reading

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Haul-out and Mast Photos

Tahina was hauled out of the water at the Norsand Boatyard on last Thursday. They used a hydraulic lift which was sent under the water between our hulls. This was the first time we had lifted a catamaran this way. … Continue reading

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Doubtful Sound

For weeks, we had been looking forward to our full-day Doubtful Sound tour. The Doubtful Sound is part of the Fjordland National Park – a huge park occupying most of the southwest part of New Zealand’s southern island. Huge mountains … Continue reading

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Preparing for Land Travel

We returned to New Zealand and Tahina a week ago. Since then, we’ve spent most of our time working on Tahina projects so we can leave to explore New Zealand on land. It’s taken a bit longer than I expected … Continue reading

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