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Bang in the Night

We have been hard at work every day, and making a lot of progress at the boatyard. Last night, we turned into bed on a calm evening with not a breath of wind. We spent a few minutes on our … Continue reading

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On the Hard

Tahina was successfully lifted out of the water yesterday afternoon – on our fourth scheduled attempt to haul-out. We are now safely set up in the yard and on the “hard”. The wood blocks, and steel beams we used to … Continue reading

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Third Time Not a Charm

Spent the morning yesterday preparing for our haul-out at Pangkor Marina planned for the afternoon. As you can probably guess from the title, it didn’t happen. This time the problem was the yard’s fault. They had the lift under a … Continue reading

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Change in Plans for Next Few Months

One piece of wisdom for all cruisers is that you need to remain flexible about your schedule. There are too many factors – like weather, boat problems, health issues, family problems, and many others – that can effect your plans. … Continue reading

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Haul Out Attempt Two Fails

This was a case of a business man who is anxious to please, and a sailor who is anxious to haul, but not doing a proper engineering of a solution to the first problem. After our first attempt to haul-out, … Continue reading

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Change of Pace

For the past couple of weeks, things have been in flux on what our plans would be for the coming weeks/months. The initial recovery period from the eye surgery required me to take it pretty easy. So we assumed I … Continue reading

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Disappointing News

Yesterday we were making excellent progress on all fronts. The second coat of paint got put on, I made arrangements to make the first payments on yard work, got a haircut, went up the mast and polished the stainless, made … 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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Good Progress at the Boatyard

We had a really productive day at the boatyard yesterday. The weather was beautiful and lots of progress was made on Tahina. The bottom paint is almost prepped for painting, several minor fiberglass repairs have been completed, we had professional … 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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