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How to prepare for your boat haul out

How to prepare for boat haul out? What should you do before you haul your boat, and how can you be best prepared? We list the jobs that you should do before you get there in the first of our boatyard mini series

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The spectacular caves of Balambangan

We didn’t think it could get much better until we arrived at no-name cave #2, which turned out to have plenty of wildlife including a sleeping reticulated python and millions of bats…

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We dragged a Rocna anchor

We dragged a Rocna anchor! Yes, for only the second time in 14 years our sturdy and reliable anchor let us down. But only slightly. In near gale winds over three days at anchor, we stayed up for 24 hours on watch, taking three-hourly shifts. As the light breeze turned to a near gale, the fetch got up to 1m … Read More

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Looking for our next boatyard

What are its benefits and does the boat yard do good work? These are the two main reasons for checking out any boatyard before you make the decision to haul out for maintenance and repair work.

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