Things never go to plan in a boatyard

Sailboats are seldom hauled out to do one job. And we know that once we start looking seriously underneath SY Esper, all kinds of problems we hadn’t anticipated will reveal themselves and get added to that ever-expanding list.

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Removing the drive shaft

Removing the drive shaft (prop shaft) on SY Esper is never easy and always takes a while to get right. It’s a delicate process, but sometimes you just need a hammer.

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Servicing a Max-Prop

Servicing a Max-Prop is no easy task because don’t make life easy for the hapless cruiser. In this episode Jamie explains how to dismantle one…

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Med mooring with the birds and bees…

So far, Malaysia has been kind to us in allowing sailboats and crew to stay here without visas. The latest RMCO (Recovery Movement Control Order) finishes 31st December and we are hoping the government will extend the same courtesy until it finishes.

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