My ticket for the return flight to Belgium is ready, the flight is leaving Kuala Lumpur on March 25th at 2000 local time! After a stop in Doha, I should reach Brussels the day after and land in Zaventem at 0630 local. The reason the word "should" is used here is not by coincidence, there … Continue reading 15 March 2020: the end of this first period is approaching
After almost 7 weeks of uninterrupted work I was lucky to have my girlfriend AC come and pay me a visit. The get together was a well needed and wonderful human experience, it was also a mental plug out for me from boating and boatworks! We spent two short days together here in Pankgor, time … Continue reading 01 March 2020: back to work after a well deserved break
It's been a while since I posted something on the blog, that is true. A single explanation, writing and editing on this blog take a h..l of a long time, time I'd rather spend on doing practical works. But he, keeping track of history is important as well. Recap of the most recent events. Have … Continue reading 14 february 2020: no valentine today…
It's been exactly 4 weeks now since my arrival here in Pangkor Malaysia, certainly a good time to perform a first assessment. To be honest, it is hard to draw hard conclusions yet on the feasibility of having Saliara ready for the end of this year. The time spent here until now was more at … Continue reading 4 february 2020: Mister sandman, bring me a dream!
Instead of just talking about work on the boat and technical things, today a bit of another story. I'll give you a guided tour of the marina in Pangkor, my life environment for the moment. But first, let's have a look at the overhaul required on the saildrives and the propellers. Often people think boats … Continue reading 28 january 2020: work and work environment
It was to be expected. After almost 3 weeks on site, working all day long every day, the first signs of fatigue are appearing above surface… The heat is a major factor of course, the mornings might be workable, the afternoons are frankly said not doable for a white Caucasian from Western Europe like this … Continue reading 25 january: fatigue starting slowly
Like announced yesterday I spent all of my time working further on the sunshade now that the mast is no longer an obstruction above the boat. I also spent half a day going from one hardware shop to another to get some accessories and also a reciprocating saw. Noticed that such tool could be much … Continue reading Tuesday 21 january 2020