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Old 07-12-2011, 18:00   #181
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Thanks for keeping me entertained. Have a good Xmas back in Margs. I'll be back and in Margaret for my daughter's wedding in October next. Make sure you keep posting when you go back on board.
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Old 07-12-2011, 18:29   #183
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More pics from sumatra.
Collecting rain water.
Sgaring biscuiys with the fisherman.
A coastal freighter on the west coast of Sumatra.
The "tree of knowledge", you have to climb this one to get a phone signal and use the internet in the banyak islands!!

Aft cabin bliss?????

It's all good?? Mostly?
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Old 07-12-2011, 19:22   #184
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More pics!
These were days of joy and wonder!!
Fresh bread with mulberry jam and real dutch butter!!! Yummy!!
The old ausiie flag, a bit battered after 9 months in the Indian ocean, like me??
The tasty Mahi Mahi!!
Vice captain Michelle, kept a very firm hand on the ..... helm!!?
Fair winds from Keith

And finally, what it was all about... surfing uncrowded prfect waves!!!
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Old 07-12-2011, 19:35   #185
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Its a tough life up there in Sumatra I can see.

Good memories I can see.

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Old 31-05-2012, 19:59   #187
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Ahoy shipmates, been back in Langkawi at Barry's boat yard at Tanjung Lembong, the duty free port near Kuah, for 1 month now!
Wow, what a lot of work!!?
The new reconditioned, mercedes is a sticking point, as the new pistons had a faulty ring, so rebore is on hold while we source some new rings!
The new crew, Ben, has been aboard for 2 weeks and is very good value, a huge help with the refit.
So far...
New boom bag and stack pack.
3 new 140 watt solar panels and MPPT tracker regulator.
Mounted 2 wind gennys, an extra D400 eclectic energy one.
New surfboard racks on davits, plus much strengthening!
New anchor swivel.
New ASI vhf radio interfaced with the chart plotter.
Remounted liferaft on the port rail.
New led spreader downlights and 2 led spot lights.
New danfoss bd50 fridge, a humdinger!!!
New antifoul.
Replaced electric pressure pumps with foot pumps.
A reconditioned motor, nearly, new liners and pistons and all bearings and valve stem seals and rebuilt fuel injector pump and injectors.

Should be ready to go in 2 or 3 weeks?

Flamin hot here in Kuah!

Cheers from Keith.
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Old 31-05-2012, 21:29   #188
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Sounds like a great refit. You'll really have a lot of electrical generation. Got to love that. Luck with the rings and engine firing up cleanly.
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Ahoy shipmates, been back in Langkawi at Barry's boat yard at Tanjung Lembong, the duty free port near Kuah, for 1 month now!
Wow, what a lot of work!!?
The new reconditioned, mercedes is a sticking point, as the new pistons had a faulty ring, so rebore is on hold while we source some new rings!
The new crew, Ben, has been aboard for 2 weeks and is very good value, a huge help with the refit.
So far...
New boom bag and stack pack.
3 new 140 watt solar panels and MPPT tracker regulator.
Mounted 2 wind gennys, an extra D400 eclectic energy one.
New surfboard racks on davits, plus much strengthening!
New anchor swivel.
New ASI vhf radio interfaced with the chart plotter.
Remounted liferaft on the port rail.
New led spreader downlights and 2 led spot lights.
New danfoss bd50 fridge, a humdinger!!!
New antifoul.
Replaced electric pressure pumps with foot pumps.
A reconditioned motor, nearly, new liners and pistons and all bearings and valve stem seals and rebuilt fuel injector pump and injectors.

Should be ready to go in 2 or 3 weeks?

Flamin hot here in Kuah!

Cheers from Keith.
Wow! Didja win the lotto or something? Well done.

If you see Alethea Anne say hi to my brother...

Cheers!
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Old 31-05-2012, 22:07   #190
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Cheers fellas!
Well, the next best thing to a working girl rriend is a working wife, she sets me free up here aboard surfmachine with 10,000 aud cash and says, "lucky you actually have a life to spend your hard earned cash on Keith!, go for it!"
I do hope that the engine fires up ok?
A lot of overdue maintenance here, particularly engine wise. They found the pistons, original MAhle, from Germany, been sitting on the shelf for 25 years. It is a 43 year old motor. One of the cast iron compression rings was a bit rusty. So chasing a new set now.
Has been working well except for burning oceans of oil!!
Never enough power and the solar panels are only 265 usd landed in Langkawi, from China! The price of a new motor would have been about 20,000 usd fitted!
Well, back to work now.
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Hi Keith

Good to see your posts coming again. I was there in April for a short time collecting some tax free goodies and it was baking hot too. Love the place, particularly spending nights in the Fjord. Very good anchorage if you get the chance.

Let me know if you need anything from Sing.

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Avast Capn Morgan, good to hear from you!
Which inlet is the Fjord?
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Good luck sorting out your motor, soon.

Great price on your solar. Works out at only 63cents/watt. Unreal.
Only $630/kw.

Best price I have seen anywhere.
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N06 11.3
E099 47.3
The anchorage is calm, with good holding and depth. It is not always empty but you will most likely sleep well. It is in between the two islands with rock walls on both sides.

To the north, you can go ashore on a very small beach and go up the rock wall. When you get up there you will see the fresh water lake. Unfortunately you will also see some paddle boats with tourists, but it is a nice spot.

If you are interested, the Hole in the Wall is to the north of Langkawi, very popular place to leave boats on a mooring as the water alternates between salty and brackish so there is very little growth.

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Ahoy shipmates, been back in Langkawi at Barry's boat yard at Tanjung Lembong, the duty free port near Kuah, for 1 month now!
Wow, what a lot of work!!?
The new reconditioned, mercedes is a sticking point, as the new pistons had a faulty ring, so rebore is on hold while we source some new rings!
The new crew, Ben, has been aboard for 2 weeks and is very good value, a huge help with the refit.
So far...
New boom bag and stack pack.
3 new 140 watt solar panels and MPPT tracker regulator.
Mounted 2 wind gennys, an extra D400 eclectic energy one.
New surfboard racks on davits, plus much strengthening!
New anchor swivel.
New ASI vhf radio interfaced with the chart plotter.
Remounted liferaft on the port rail.
New led spreader downlights and 2 led spot lights.
New danfoss bd50 fridge, a humdinger!!!
New antifoul.
Replaced electric pressure pumps with foot pumps.
A reconditioned motor, nearly, new liners and pistons and all bearings and valve stem seals and rebuilt fuel injector pump and injectors.

Should be ready to go in 2 or 3 weeks?

Flamin hot here in Kuah!

Cheers from Keith.
Mate, I'd love to see a pic of the surfboard racks!

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