01/04/19 Mon. Happy Birthday Ana!
For the second year running, Ana is in Manila and so there are no
celebrations here. My AIS arrived, I have fitted it again and all
is well, the targets now appear on the chartplotter as they should.
The only problem is I cannot open the wi-fi on either my iPad or the
laptop because they have obviously changed the password in order to
repair it, and I don't know the new one! E-mailed them to ask.
Also ordered some parts from the UK, filters, pumps etc.
05/04/19 Fri. Parcel from the UK arrived - that is a
DHL record, 5 days from ordering to delivery! I am expecting two more
parcels also, different couriers, which I doubt will arrive as quickly
as the first but I am in no hurry. I have the password for the AIS
now and that all works well.
07/04/19 Sun. Well, the second parcel is still in the UK, it's by
Parcel2Go and has taken 3 days to get from Manchester to
11/04/19 Thurs. I went down to the ferry terminal yesterday
at 5pm to meet Ana as she returned from Manila - good to have her back
13/04/19 Sat. My second parcel containing the off engine
secondary filter unit arrived this morning just before lunch.....10
days, so not too bad I suppose. The weather is extremely hot here,
very humid and we keep expecting the monsoons to start.
15/04/19 Mon. This morning I made a start on renewing the
fuel system - starting with the easy bit of renewing the steel braided
pipe from fuel supply to lift pump. Leyden Engineering made up the
new pipe for me. The additional filters will be a little more
difficult as the fittings are a mixture of banjo bolts, 1/2" UNC and
1/4" NPTF fittings coupled with re-routing of the pipework.
18/04/19 Thurs. I have done a little more to the fuel
system change, now need to strip the nav. berth yet again to see where
it's safe to drill though the bulkhead. Repaired a broken galley
drawer case today as it is too hot to work outside on the engine
compartment. The Digi phone bill saga has reared it's ugly head
again with several phone calls to me saying I owe them 250 ringgit -
it's all nonsense, the account was cancelled on the 1st November last
year and paid up until the 16th. We were out of the country for
three months after that date.
23/04/19 Tues. I now have all the pipes and fittings for
the new fuel line routes, but each day is too hot to do any work in the
cockpit - we are getting daily temps of around 42oC.
Digi telecommunications continue to harass me every day with up to 5
phone calls, text messages and e-mails asking me to pay a bill I don't
owe! Repeated visits to the Digi office in Financial Park to get
them to sort it out and they just tell me to ignore all the demands "as
the computer system has not yet caught up". I wonder how long it
25/04/19 Thurs. We were up early this morning, showered,
dressed and out at 4.40am. We joined other yachties in the car
park and drove out to the War Cemetery for the annual ANZAC Day dawn
service - not so many people there this year, maybe 60 or so.
During the afternoon I completed the fitting of the new fuel system but
found one of the banjo bolts leaking despite repeated attempts to stop
28/04/19 Sun. All the fuel leaks have been stopped - caused
by worn copper washers which should be changed but are not available
here, so I have ordered some from the UK. Yesterday I stripped
down the domestic fresh water pump and serviced it, adding a washer to
the underside of the pressure spring and correcting the pressure in the
accumulator tank, it now gives constant flow and pressure at the shower
head! This morning we walked up to the beach to watch some of the
events being held all weekend - sand castle building competition,
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