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Old 22-03-2013, 17:38   #106
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I just sent you a pm with my number.
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Old 25-03-2013, 22:11   #107
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OK so the boat show in Phuket was a waste of time (I guess, unless you are in the market for a 120' superyacht).

On the other hand, I did catch up with a couple of brokers and viewed a few boats more in my range Negotiating as I type!

So, calling on the collective wisdom of the SGers on this board, I have a couple of questions:

1) Is there a reliable Caterpillar mechanic in Singapore? I dont know what the popular engine brands are, just need to know I can get service for some Cat3208TAs.
2) Chandlery - like anything else I guess this is expensive in Singapore, but where is the "go-to" place that people use?
3) Same for boat electronics, refridgeration and cookers...

Thanks in advance.
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Old 26-03-2013, 04:43   #108
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1) Unfortunately, the market here is very limited when it comes to engineering. I have friends with Caterpillars but they don't trust the people that are supposed to represent them. I know one company who will do a good job if you need work on your engines no matter what brand they are but it is most likely that the engines themselves will not give you much trouble at all.

2) There are chandleries, Marinetech, Marine International and a number of small companies that generally supply them, but you could deal directly with and get better prices. Ordering online is very effective, as sometimes you can get things sent here very, very quickly and quite likely at the same or cheaper price even after adding shipping and tax.

3)ditto.

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Old 02-04-2013, 07:54   #109
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Hi Capn, just sent you a PM too

Just throwing this out there - any SGers know where I can a sealed LPG tank locker, with vent holes etc.

OR, any other ideas to solve my problem:

The boat I am buying has LPG hob and BBQ, the tubes run thru the walls and exit at the transom into the cockpit. The LPG tank is connected there, right in the middle of the cockpit against the transom. Its ugly and probably unsafe, and I figured a nice LPG locker like the one in the link would do the job nicely.

Its from Trident Marine in the US...guess I will have to import? Or any other ideas? At the same time I want to move it beneath the flybridge ladder, or possibly out behind the transom on the swim platform (the platform is HUGE).

And while I am at it...what size are the usual blue gas bottles in SG (that most homes have) and what kind of valve is used? Need to know if a US LPG product would fit.

Thanks again.
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Old 24-04-2013, 15:17   #110
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Good Experience at Annapolis Yacht Club ( near Washington DC )

Since this topic is sort of an all embracing chat line for all sailors and cruisers in Singapore I thought i would just let everyone know that Annapolis Yacht Club extended a very warm welcome to me, while I was in the USA

Passing this on just in case anyone happens to visit and wants to see a historic club in a great location

Armed only with my Singapore club membership ( One15 ) Annapolis provided me an 8 day reciprocal membership pass - sufficient to allow me to visit and enjoy the facilities

They were charming

Although One15 Marina doesn't have any reciprocal arrangements ( and they absolutely should ), the people at Annapolis Yacht Club were absolutely gracious about inviting me in

Overall, a great experience at an historic club ( established in 1886 ) located right on a very nice harbour front

Many thanks to Tracie Parkinson and team !

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Old 27-04-2013, 03:53   #111
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finally put some money down on a daysailer that was out on the local market, 1974 Shipman 28. Needs some TLC and elbow grease, I hope to start sailing regularly in June.

man, boat shopping just saps you...

Hi Capt M, thanks for the contact, will pop by soon...
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btw, this is well below the prelaunch price of abt 20k ... and the fictitiously advertised price of 65k ...
Hi Big John, SGD14k is the price of an Ordinary Membership at 1.15?? that's pretty decent...
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Hi Big John, SGD14k is the price of an Ordinary Membership at 1.15?? that's pretty decent...
that's what it was when i last checked ...

take a look in last saturday's classifieds ... should be around there even now ...
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maybe worth considering if I'm ever in want of joining a club! Thx Big John.

Being a complete noob to this, can anyone advise where might be the cheapest place to do a haul out in SG? TIA!
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Hi Salted

No worries. I'll be here at the bar on Friday evening if you want to pop by. Or anyone else from CF for that matter!!!!

I used Pungool Marina for my last haul out here in Sing and was quite satisfied. Not sure if Changi can do your size of boat, Dan might be able to give us an idea. Else, think Johor Bahru. I'm going there for the next one.

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Being a complete noob to this, can anyone advise where might be the cheapest place to do a haul out in SG? TIA!
raffles marina has haul out facilities ... no idea on their pricing tho ...
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I might just come and join you on Friday this week
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Just give me a ring so we meet up, it can get very busy and hard to meet people.
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raffles marina has haul out facilities ... no idea on their pricing tho ...
Good facility, just not cheap.
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Good facility, just not cheap.
I spoke to MYS@raffles boss who advised me to look elsewhere in not so many words...

so far I think it's narrowing down to Changi Sailing Club... anyone had work done by 'Areola' (don't jump on me!! that's how I heard it!), comments on quality?

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