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08/10/18 Mon.  After a week relaxing in Brunei we sailed back to Labuan yesterday afternoon.  Paul loaned us his dinghy for our stay and I did a job up his mast for him.  Not much chance to test the rigging or furler, only used the mainsail on the way over to Muara and no sail on the way back (flat calm, no wind).  Today we did the usual check in procedures with Jabatan Laut and Immigration.  In Brunei, the deckwash pump once more refused to work and we had to wash the anchor chain off with the time honoured method of a bucket on a rope!  Today I found the in-line fuse holder for the switch was trapped in the junction box, which had severed the cable, so fitted a bulkhead mounted screw in type holder instead - hope that will solve any further issues!  My dinghy has not yet been sent from Phuket as they needed my phone number for the transport package.  Should be on it's way here soon!

11/10/18 Thurs.  Over on Brent's boat this morning to reset his port engine tappets, then back in my engine room to refit the repaired exhaust elbow as I cannot find any engineering shop to make a new one.  Discovered a load of crap and water in the fuel filter sight glass, so stripped that, cleaned and new filter inserted, bled fuel lines.....a bit worrying though as the tank was emptied and cleaned in Kudat about 2 years ago.  Also fitted a wire net, sort of like chicken fencing, across the soundproofing on the engine access hatch.

15/10/18 Mon.  We've been busy with the sewing jobs.......mostly for other people!  Late this afternoon, we took off my mainsail and the 'stackpac' cover with a plan to make a new cover over the next couple of days.  My new dinghy is currently in Kuala Lumpur airport, or was at the last tracking check-in 3 days ago.

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