Even in these benign conditions it proved to be a much tougher exercise than we imagined. In a bucking ocean at night it would be nearly impossible, and we would soon run out of energy.
And since we’re in the water, how about servicing our watermaker and replacing the membranes too?
Since we will be ready to leave after Christmas, we thought it would be interesting to start early, and begin our adventure via a 2500 mile detour round the west coast of remote Sumatra.
All the design and build work is completed, now we’re just waiting for the Sunbrella to be fitted.
While we were in Krabi Boat Lagoon, four of the boats had a mini race in the mangroves. It was a great opportunity to see these sailboats in action on the water, and to discuss their merits as liveaboard world cruisers.