Launching Maggie Drum – Thai Style!

Jib, office worker at PSS, and one of the yard boys get the crackers ready

In this little clip we get to see a boat launched Thai style: in the cradle and with rather loud bangers to ward off evil spirits. It was sad to see our friends leave, but we were happy for them to be hitting the seas once more. We were even more delighted to see our neighbours, Sharm and Rumi, join ‘Maggie Drum’ for their first ever venture on the waves. An obvious but classic choice of sound track…

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Esper Refit 1 – an introduction to our boat refit

Removing our worldly possessions in boxes in PSS Boatyard

We’ve been off the radar for the last few weeks, if you’ll excuse the nautical pun there. It’s been a busy time with us leaving Malaysia, entering Thailand, hauling out, finding a house, emptying Esper of our worldly goods and preparing our beautiful but tired boat for a strip down. Esper’s refit is a monumental project. At the very least we’ll be stripping her of her gelcoat, her teak deck, her masts and rigging and her electronics…

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