Monthly Archives: April 2010

A good week

We made a lot of progress this week. All the hatches and leaking dorade vents are done, the main sliding hatch is watertight now. The rudder gland packing is in, the anodes are on, and the hull has the first … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day 42

‘A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.’      – Goethe

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Fighting the leaks

Around all the hatches the rust in the gaps between the hatch frames and the deck has been converted, and primer applied. Today the fairing can start. The weather is still dry, so we will continue over the weekend. Found … Continue reading

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Getting started

Had a productive day yesterday. First I took all of the old exhaust hose and ductings out. Then refitted my water heater, which was installed and connected the wrong way. Placed all stanchion posts, and prepared everything to commission my … Continue reading

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Durban again

I am in Durban again since Sunday to finish Waratah. Got started by going through the list of works with my local contractor. The list is quite big, with most of it rework. Sloppy paint jobs, wrong welds on the … Continue reading

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European Union Naval Force Somalia – Operation Atalanta | Pirated German ship rescued – EU NAVFOR HNMLS Tromp retakes pirated MV Taipan

European Union Naval Force Somalia – Operation Atalanta | Pirated German ship rescued – EU NAVFOR HNMLS Tromp retakes pirated MV Taipan.

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Quote of the day 41

‘You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.’ – Charles Buxton

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Clean Air at Sea

A heads-up for a new and interesting blog about maritime emission measurement and control, fuel consumption and performance monitoring, maritime emission regulations etc. Clean Air at Sea.

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Sham trial does more harm than good, again

SCMP.com – Sham trial does more harm than good, again via SCMP.com – Sham trial does more harm than good, again.

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Quote of the day 40

‘I drink to make other people interesting.’ – George Jean Nathan

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China: Crunch Time

An interesting article about China’s economy on STRATFOR, by Peter Zeihan: The global system is undergoing profound change. Three powers — Germany, China and Iran — face challenges forcing them to refashion the way they interact with their regions and … Continue reading

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