XO’s Latest Trick


Since we are in a marina I rented an air conditioner. The primary reason was to keep XO cool when I left him shut up inside Reboot. He has now taken to sitting on the air conditioner. He is heavy enough that his weight resets the controls. Usually turning the unit off. Well, I tried.Fair winds and following seas  🙂
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Thunder

The marina provided shore power cable shorted out. The electrician who came to fix it is s ham radio operator. We got to fixing and talking. He told me that Reboot means “thunder” in Malay. Appropriate as we are experiencing a big thunderstorm. Fair winds and following seas  🙂
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Puteri Harbor


In Puteri Harbor Marina in Malaysia. It is a very modern marina, hotel, and mall complex. Just across the river is Singapore. We are upriver from Raffles Marina but on the Malaysian side. Will be here for about a week. Reboot is on a dock. How strange after all these months. New time zone. Decent restaurants. Women s knees. Wow. Tomorrow will sort out Internet and do a currency exchange. Currently using free WiFi in a bar. Crashed after arrival and dinner. Now 1 AM and wide awake.Crazy day passing through the Singapore Strait. Just a little boat traffic. Plus “me and my shadow.” Singapore patrol boats everywhere to make sure you don t cross the line. And at the turn into the Johor Strait one has to navigate through an anchorage. Pretty tiring. Of course the marina does nor show up on my “new” chart. But glad to be here.Hope a beer will put me back to sleep.Fair winds and following seas 🙂
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Bundaberg Port Marina

@font-face{font-family:Calibri;panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4;}After a quiet night and some Civ 5 in the A.M. I fired up the dinghy and headed into the marina. I immediately had massive sticker shock. Use of the dinghy dock and marina facilities is $20 per day. I expected a developed area but the marina is reminiscent of Shelter Bay in Panama. With the exception of a small chandelier and a number of marine businesses there is nothing here and “there” is a minimum 1/2 hour walk. The prices in the one restaurant make Bora Bora look cheap. The Internet, although free, is limited in daily use. It may be solid on the docks (I don’t know) but the public areas on land are limited to two tables with barely adequate connectivity. There is a nice area set aside as a “cruisers home port.” It consists of a covered area, a tented area, and a barbie. Whatever party is happening is the party you bring with you. Surprisingly there is no pub. Laundry is $4 per machine. On the up side the staff is very
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Vuda Point Marina, Lautoka, Fiji

An update from Reboot…..Reboot, Capt Roger, XO (the wonder cat) and crew are currently in Vuda Point. Once again we made an entrance – towed in due to bad engine vibration, Capt Roger once again forgot to put on his shorts so arrived in his boxers. But he digresses…Vuda Point is the first comprehensive marine repair facility when traveling west from Tahiti. entrance channel is well marked with white poles. At night they are illuminated by flashing red and green lights. Night entry is still not recommended. The marina facility is “med morning.” A chase boat is required to help you into your slip. Be prepared to wait outside for your turn. As of this writing the marina monitors channel 11.Approaching the entrance channel is straightforward the second time. The first time not such. The marina is not shown on the (Garmin) charts. Position 17
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