How can terrorism or any policy to fight it be situated in this sort of blog? There are lots of ways for a person to be affected by unwanted problems, not pain in this case, that would be a bit to far fetched in the context of my boat refit :-). Here it's a more … Continue reading FAT: Fight Against Terrorism redefined
The boat is equipped with a LOFRANS TIGERS windlass in front of the main cabin. It's a 12V DC device with a power of 1200W capable of one side operation only: the anchor chain is released by gravity and hauled in by means of the electric motor. Windlass installed in front of the main cabinView … Continue reading The windlass
What is a crash bulkhead? The term watertight volume would be more appropriate. This bulkhead actually is designed to create a watertight volume in the boat so it can increase the buoyancy in case of emergency like a capsize situation. In the design of the JEFFCAT 44, the bow section of each hull includes a … Continue reading The forward beam and the bow crash bulkhead on the starboard side: an unexpected water reservoir!
Funny, March 15th was a Sunday. That day I took the liberty of not getting my hands dirty and write the post entitled "15 March 2020: the end of the first period is approaching". At the end of the day I did do some work after all, just to clear my mind, think I did … Continue reading 15 March 2020 (bis): a perfect storm
One of the ongoing projects I had to stop for a while was the repair and improvement of the starboard hull with a revised approach for a stronger and better looking deck-hull joint. For the history in this repair see the post of 15 March. Before leaving the marina for an undefined period of time … Continue reading Progressing on the starboard hull
Instead of going straight to the subject, let's talk a little about the management of electricity on board of a sailboat. Except when docked in a marina, a sailboat cannot be constantly connected to the public electricity distribution grid. Imagine this endless virtual cable that can feed your needs for electricity when you are crossing … Continue reading Size does matter: the story of a narcissistic inverter!
This post was supposed to be like the others. A date with an indication of the main works executed in the meantime on the boat. In a very short timespan, things have changed though. The whole world has been shaken by a virus with the strange name of COVID-19. Malaysia was no exception to the … Continue reading An end of the first period like nobody could expect
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…