The week started well, with the painters making giant strides with the dodger…but life’s never easy when you haul out to do some maintenance, maybe that’s why it’s called “The Hard”?
Sombat was in Port Takola, a nearby marina, where he had been working on a boat there. When he turned on the engine, the boat blew up. Thankfully, no-one was killed, but Sombat was seriously hurt. They rushed Sombat to hospital where he is still in intensive care.
Less than a year ago, we were in the mostly unexplored Anambas islands enjoying these kinds of sunsets. If you haven’t already watched our videos about this little known part of the world, click on the image below to watch our Anambas Adventure.
We went on a little shopping trip to Phuket just to demonstrate how easy it is to spend money on a boat with little to show for it. But stumbling across a bargain Fortress anchor was too difficult to resist.
In the conclusion to our series of articles about SY Esper’s complete refit in Thailand for Sailing Today, we set out the costs for the whole project. Was it worth it? When we limped into Malaysia, SY Esper was in pretty bad shape. Equipment needed replacing and she leaked like a sieve. We had three options…
Do you use Sikaflex or 3M 5200 adhesives for sealing fittings around your sailboat deck? Find out why Jamie believes butyl is best…
If you’re looking for a boat project and are not shy about boat maintenance, you will enjoy our tour. A “do-er upper”, for sure, which could be the perfect sailboat for someone looking to become a liveaboard cruiser.
Preparations for the passage east to Alaska continue in the yard. This blogging and video channel malarkey is a real two-way street… we took your advice to retro-fit that rain-catcher onto the dodger roof. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience with us, you are an amazing bunch of supporters!
The refit of SY Esper in Satun, Thailand, was extensive but perhaps the most complex aspect was the rewiring, which included the installation of a new navigation system, new lighting and additional circuits.
A one-minute experiment in 4K – make sure you view in full 4K mode for all the glorious detail! We would love to hear from anyone with a 4K TV or projector. TBH we should have waited a couple of hours because we’ve just had the most stunning sunset, but it was too late and we were in the swimming pool by then… and the drone’s not waterproof!
We want to celebrate FTB’s recent growth on YouTube here with you by extending the discount code for another month… Thanks so much for all your support. Without your encouragement we would not be producing regular blogs and videos or be able to continue to push and stretch our imaginations, both in terms of creativity and sailing to new destinations.
One of the reasons for our visit to PSS boatyard in Satun, Thailand, was to determine what course of action we needed to take to tackle osmosis in our Oyster 435. We had dealt with the biggest blisters in the Maldives, but knew there was more work to do…
This week we hit 30,000 subscribers to our YouTube channel! We were so thrilled to reach such a milestone, and it’s all because of the fantastic support we receive from you guys here, as well as our Patreons, Facebookers and Instagrammers.
Today we are talking about Marmite…two boats at the opposite end of the spectrum, and we’d like your opinion on them. We’ve already received feedback on one of the boats on our Facebook page, which ranges from ‘fugly’ to ‘carbuncle’. But what is it?
Finally, the time has come for us to haul out. But man oh man, was it a hot day!
The hard-standing at Krabi Boat Lagoon is immaculate, comfortable and spacious. And ever mindful of his partner’s needs, Jamie was clever enough to find us a place not too far from the wash rooms…