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Aluminium masts replacing wooden
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Hi All.Advice needed.Have just rebuilt my back wooden mast, bottom 2.4 meters was rotten, it's a long story and i will post the rebuild images online and description soon. The results are great !Have…Continue

Tags: masts, wooden, 55, Islander, Aluminium

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian Bamsey Nov 12, 2013.

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Now in Japan, Yuge Island in the Inland Sea.
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Sailed Miri, Malaysia to Ishigaki, Japan.
Then Ishigaki to Okinawa then to the island of Kakeroma.
The last 10 months in Kakeroma.
Hoping to leave early May for the Inland Sea.
Photos instead of words as soon as we find fast internet.

Posted on April 23, 2015 at 11:00pm

Koh Samui Thailand

Checked out of Thailand today, ready to leave early Sunday for Terengganu, Malaysia.

Harbour Master wanted 1000Bhat, no receipt. When pushed it was for an "engineer", naturally no engineer had seen us so he didn't get his 1000Bhat. Customs was sweet and so was Immigration, although took a while as the final signature was on condition that he showed me his house plans on the computer :-)

Took Kate from Amandla II for some fruit at the Market across the bay from Boh Phut, actually… Continue

Posted on October 1, 2010 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Islander 55 Rudder lashings

We needed to repair the SB rudder as it had developed a crack on the leading edge.

I was a little apprehensive. But as the images show is a relatively straight forward job to reinstall.
The rudder needs to be hung up, loosely with the lashings.
Then braced and centered.
The gap at the bottom is slightly oversized.
Start at the top and work down.
We have a a bit of hardwood shaped like a leg? bone that is used to lever the lashing…

Posted on October 1, 2010 at 8:30am

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At 1:02am on September 14, 2012, wakataitea said…
hallo dan,
where are you in the moment.
we are in kudat with our wakataitea tiki 46.
we try to find a slip where we can haul out for a bottom job.
regards hans
At 8:44am on September 14, 2012, Cooper Dan said…
Hi Hans
Currently at Pangkor Island, Lumut, Malaysia.
Just finished a contract and busy getting Tiare ready for next adventure
Left to do is haul out for new anti foul, build a tender with the boys, finish the new kitchen and build a fridge.
Soo we hope to be either on our way up to where you are mid to late October (before the wind changes) or we'll stay here another season.
The marina owner here has organised four I beams and will use them to slip us on his SeaLift.
Would be great to meet up with you.
Private email address? I have few questions for you.
Warmest regards
At 8:37pm on September 14, 2012, wakataitea said…
you will find our contact on our web side...
At 9:24pm on May 10, 2013, wakataitea said…

hallo dan,

 where are you... allready in japan....?

At 10:09pm on May 10, 2013, Cooper Dan said…
No. Earning freedom chips in NZ. Back on board this Friday.
Then looking to haul out.
Any suggestions?

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