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01/04/24 Mon.  Happy Birthday to Ana! Helping Richard for most of the day, getting his boat ready for haul out tomorrow.  Went over to the yacht club for dinner with Ana and Josephine.

02/04/24 Tues.  A hectic morning - moved our boat across to Kanaway, then moved Richard's boat out to anchor, turned Nico's boat around, then mine and secured it to the mooring at bow and stern.  Then took Richard's boat to the yard and hauled out.  Ordered a new inverter from Cactus - my usual 'go to' place for electronics, but that won't be shipped until about the 18th.

07/04/24 Sun. A pleasant surprise today, my inverter was shipped by Cactus earlier than expected and has now cleared Customs in Kota Kinabalu, so it will be in Kudat fairly soon.


On a more unfortunate note - my sailing instruments (Furuno FI-70) have both got trouble with the polarising screen and are all but unreadable.  I cannot understand why LCD screens seem to fail when the units are in a switched off state.  I have repaired some, but the Furuno type have a sealed screen which I cannot access, so it's going to mean replacing the two of them with new units, and at around 500 per unit, I'm not very happy about it!!



10/04/24 Weds. Making some changes to the nav. berth walls in anticipation of fitting the inverter there.

11/04.24 Thurs.  Drove down to KK this morning for a doc's appointment tomorrow.  Tried to do some shopping for things I need but as it's Hari Raya, most shops were closed.

12/04/24 Fri.  Another attempt to find some of the things I need, again thwarted by extended holidays!  Had my check up with Dr Melinda Tong at 12 noon and I have to come back on Monday for a biopsy, which is a bit of a nuisance but has to be done.  Drove back to Kudat in the dark and heavy traffic.

13/04/24 Sat.  Collected my inverter from the yard, had a restful day.

15/04/24 Mon.  Drove down to KK again, did a little shopping in the morning and then to Dr Melinda for my biopsy (back of my neck).  After being stitched up, we drove back to Kudat, and now to wait for the results.  It should take a week but as there is a backlog caused by the holiday, it might take a while longer.

18/04/24 Thurs.  A message from another yachtie told me that my e-mail address on the contact page is not working.  Many thanks for that, it was a typing error on my part when I changed e-mail address - I've corrected it now, sorry if anyone has been trying to e-mail me!  We continue to work on the alterations to the nav. berth walls and Ana is making a large awning for Shelley to replace the one she made in 2017.


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