Thursday, 5 August 2010

NEW HARD DODGER AND BIMINI TOP July 2010



 Tossed off the lines on Thursday just before dark and motored out to the anchorage off Yacht Haven Marina, Phuket, our home since last November. On Friday morning after a hectic night stowing the final stuff we headed out towards Phi Phi. The sailing was good and Taipan was covering the miles so we kept going to the southern end of Ko Lanta. We had covered roughly70 nautical miles in good conditions. Friday loomed a little gloomy so we abandoned the idea of heading to Rok Nok to do our last snorkeling in Thailand for a while and headed towards the northern tip of Ko Taratao to rendezvous with Egress ll. Several hours on  that course with the wind dropping  before we changed our mind and hardened up to get a good sail, and headed to the Butang group. It was further, over 70nm,  but sailing conditions were great and we even bagged a brace of mackerel. Yummo!!. The new rapalla lure strikes again.!...Saturday and easy 24nm run downwind to Telaga to deliver a dingy and outboard we had bought down for someone. Sunday we motored the 4 nm over to Rebak Isl to berth in the marina and ready the boat for the haulout today at 9.30
Now its Monday and we are safely parked on the hard with all the gross underwater work ahead of us. Its overcast but not raining and humid and heck!
So now we don the overalls and get down an dirty!



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