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Saturday, September 26, 2009

September 25, 2009-Wet Day In Phuket

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Wet Day In Phuket

Wings' project is going fine even if we have had a lot of rain. (Check back later for photos.)

The primer for the new paint is 50% on (rain delay). Hull looks very fair. Rudder is back, R&R completed to spec. Windvane renewed completely, looking like a work of art; invoice was 50% of my estimate. Sails ordered, very low price and service is great; Sailmaker Ket on the boat today to validate all of my measurements. Engine to be put back together Monday, hydraulics rebuild still in progress but the report is good. Many small projects completed.

We like these projects where a dozen people are working every day while we get to sleep in and then we go down to the boatyard and do a walk around inspection, work for an hour ourselves, then go to lunch. Afternoon: a nap. How come we never thought of this approach for that last 30 years? Jing Loey!

On sunny days we go to the pool for a swim before bfst.

We went to Singapore to see Sherry, Judy's long lost niece, and our trip was great; we had a chance to catch up with Sherry after 30 years. WOW! How time flies. And also had some time with our other friends Marco and Tessa and Tara in SG and put them all together & got Sherry onto a SG mobile phone (GSM, Wot's that?), did some camera shopping (unproductive, but we did break down and buy a new Prolink cellular modem).

The Jurong BIRD PARK was great but not too many photos.

So, all is well.

Fred & Judy, SV Wings, Phuket

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