Saturday, November 26, 2011

Jan Haring

Hmmm, does that name ring a bell??

Well for us it does of course!
THIS was our floating home for >> 19 years!
Jan Haring took us safely from Holland to NZ to Japan to NZ
and back to Japan.

A few weeks ago, I met Japanese sailor Murano san who happened to have seen this nice BoatBum sitting on a boat yard in Osaka, took a picture of it and added it on his Own Blog.
Small world.


Wow, AIRFISH gets about 30.000 hits/day!
Of course including a few by us, as we can't stop watching it.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Watch this full screen and with the volume up!
The BEST we've seen in a longgg time!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Haul Out

Hmm,  was it only a few days ago when i wrote a go-around email that Alishan didn't move much?
Well, last Monday waves were made, all the way to Odo Yacht Harbor ( 2 miles from our location) as Alishan was due for a haul-out.
The last bottom-job was almost 4 years ago at Langawi, Malaysia.

Awaiting the marina staff to show-up. 
It's a city marina and so, they like sitting...

Anyway, here we are up-up-up and out of the drink..

Alishan is now 22 years old and (of course) she shows a few pimples....
But overall, her condition is great.
 The paint job done at Langkawi must have been a good one...
...or was it due to the special anti fouling (Chin Ho Special) available only  in Malaysia?

Day 3 on the hard......first coat of red anti fouling.

The weather was perfect, so.....1 guy is applying the second coat of anti fouling (black), 1 guy is waxing the hull and ...i couldn't be stopped doing the laundry. (Marijke had to work those days).

Somebody wasn't very co-operative.....

A misbehaving valve was replaced.

Well, what do you think? 
Day 4.

Alishan on the Lazy Susan.
Pfff, only a few more meters to go, then down, float and get out of this place.


Monday, November 7, 2011

Fu Kyo the Cat

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