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Thai refit completion!

The launch of Blue Heeler was uneventful. After parading along the hardstand hoisted in the massive travel lift, Blue Heeler dipped its toes into the water, while the operator gave Wayne time to check all the through hulls for any … Continue reading

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Thai refit – week 8

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

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Thai refit – week 7

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

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Thai refit – week 5

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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

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Thai refit – week 4

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

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