How to check your boat hull

Do you know how to check your boat hull? It’s an unnerving moment when you get to see your hull out of the water, especially after two years with no haul-out.

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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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How to choose the best spot to anchor

We’re back on our own and this time we’re looking for a new anchorage. But how do we choose a good spot, what do we need to take into consideration when selecting a good place and what sources of information do we use? We look in detail at the many useful ways of finding an anchorage which will do the … Read More

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When will Malaysia clean up its beaches?

Roby’s Secret Place makes delicious home-made pizzas. And Aaron shakes a mean cocktail, evidenced towards the end of the video when we see Liz’s flushed face in raptures over bamboo shot glasses…

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