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Update from Phuket

January 10, 2018

The boat is currently on the hard in Boat Lagoon, Phuket, Thailand, and we have taken up residence in an apartment at the marina. The air-conditioning is great! We are having the hull striped down to gel coat and CopperCoat bottom paint applied. The cutless bearings on the prop shaft also need replacing.

Since our last posting we made another trip by boat to Langkawi, Malaysia, where we bought our duty-free CopperCoat. From there we took the ferry to Penang for dental work and a four day stay in historic Georgetown with its great food. This place never gets old.

While sailing back to Phuket we were caught unexpectedly by a squall that ripped our spinnaker from head to tack resulting in a sail-overboard drill. The sail is at the sail hospital where it is being nursed back to life.

We flew back to California for the holidays and the birth of our granddaughter Celine Rose Hanner, a perfect little girl. But we are becoming increasingly disenchanted with the congestion and hectic life style of Silicon Valley and it’s nice to return to the boat.

We continue to explore the islands around Phuket. We are shipping the boat to Turkey in April where we will begin a westward sail of the Mediterranean Sea.





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