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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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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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Blue Heeler’s teak deck is progressing well, thanks to the capable tradesmen on the job and overseeing by Nai. A team of three spend each day skilfully shaping and chiselling intricate teak contours and putting the pieces together much like … Continue reading

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Thai’m to reflect…

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Thailand was our first major destination when the idea to go sailing was borne. It’s considered by many sailors as one of the most idyllic places to live reasonably on a meagre sailor’s budget. Many, like us, hadn’t thought much … Continue reading

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