Week eight in Thailand – Democracy leader Suthep Thaugsuban heads a protest against the government lead by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Suthep and his minions are encouraging a “peoples’ revolution” and are seizing key ministries in an effort to cripple … Continue reading
Blue Heeler’s teak deck is 99% completed. The last work to be done is the manufacture of very long bolts required for adding new double clutches and pad-eyes. On the coach roof we have lovely new teak hand-holds, while the … Continue reading
Six weeks since we arrived at Boat Lagoon and the teak deck is finished. Our carpentry team reduced to one carpenter with two younger guys helping him sand the deck; one of them usually sings at the top of his … Continue reading
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Much of this week’s work on Blue Heeler is more of the same, but a few new jobs have commenced. Problems with the rudder bush having to be re-machined a mere 0.3mm as we couldn’t get the rudder in. Otherwise all … Continue reading
Already Blue Heeler’s teak deck is almost completely laid, apart from the cockpit. Applying the black gooey Sikaflex in the gaps between the teak strips will require a steady hand and attention to detail to finish the job. Nai expects her … Continue reading