Monthly Archives: September 2008

New domain.

It took a while, and I was off the air for a few days, but my blog can be accessed now on it’s new domain: http://strandedmariner.com

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A day at the lake.

Nowadays on Sundays I go sailing with the Shanghai Boat and Yacht Club. We use the facilities of the Shanghai Water Sports Centre, which is located near Qingpu on Dianshan lake. Qingpu is West of Shanghai and about 45 minutes … Continue reading

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Pouring of the lead ballast.

‘Waratah’ needs 4000 kg of lead ballast in the keel. It was quite difficult to get such an amount, because most of the scrap dealers around Welkom have long term delivery contracts with India and China. Well, Wynand did it, … Continue reading

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Fairing of the hull.

It’s been a while till I had the time, and internet access to post an update again. Well here it is. Wynand did an excellent job in fairing the hull. It’s not easy, and time consuming, but the result when … Continue reading

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