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Tahina Back in the Water

On Friday, Tahina finally got back in the water! We were on the hard for over 30 days and it was yet again a very “hard” time. Despite hiring a team of workers (at seemingly low rates) to do the … Continue reading

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Way too busy

We are getting down to the final week of work on Tahina in the boatyard. Things have been really crazy this week. Actually, the boatyard wasn’t the biggest distraction. The boat parts (and other things) we had shipped from the … Continue reading

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Back in the Boatyard

After we arrived in Richards Bay, we were told to tie up at the International wharf which is next to the Tuzi Gazi marina. A local sailboat charter captain gave us directions and helped tie us up. He also gave … 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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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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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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Not Going Smoothly

After many years of boat ownership, I know to expect the time in the boatyard to be a lot of hard work. There are inevitably a few surprises, but with hard work, money, and the help of others (boater, boatyard … Continue reading

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Lots More Boatyard Work

Tahina has been on the hard now for 10 days. We have another 5 full days before we plan to go back in the water. We will finish all the critical “have-to-be-done-out-of-the-water” tasks in time. The boat will get is … Continue reading

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