Test satellite phone blog post

This is a test post from our satphone. It’s a new feature we’re calling FTBLIVE where we post an image, live from our satphone, to our blog. It is automatically forwarded to the followtheboat Facebook page. Feel free to comment on this or ignore it.

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SAILBOAT SUNSET: THIS IS WHY WE DO IT!

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.

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SAILBOAT REFIT Pt 5: CONCLUSION & COSTS

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…

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SAILBOAT REFIT Pt 3: HULL & MACHINE SHOP

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…

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