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
I know Bob Geldof once sang "I don't like Monday's", but he based his theme on a misconceived paradigm I would presume. Had he known how challenging a Monday @ Pangkor is, he would have adapted the lyrics of his song! Monday was the mast removal day for Saliara!!! This story does not require to … Continue reading Monday 20 january 2020
You would think Sunday is a day off. Think again! Every day is a day off when you are in boat paradise! Lots of things to do on a Sunday and that includes laundry! With the heat over here a human body sweats a lot and when that is the case, a good hygiene is … Continue reading Sunday 19 january 2020