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Topic Review (Newest First)
5 Days Ago 09:14 AM
christian.hess
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah thailand!

enjoy...

good to see you are having fun out there man...

peace
6 Days Ago 10:10 AM
aeventyr60
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

Not all hard times in the boatyard....invited to a birthday party by a four year old...
1 Week Ago 02:59 PM
jerryrlitton
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

I wish I were there my friend.
1 Week Ago 07:51 AM
aeventyr60
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

Deep up a river in Southern Thailand, a few days to go before the tide is right for the marine railway haul out. Haul out shheduled for Friday, so not to waste time, I rip apart the engine cooling system, looking for the various issues relating to a hotter running engine then I like. Exhaust manifold off, header tank off, thermostat out, heat sensor out, in process of rerouting engine driven refrigeration raw water cooling lines when the Boatyard manager gives me call. O800 after a boyz night in town. Fuzzy headed I scramble to get sorted, damn, slack tide in 45 minutes, no time for the engine....rigged up the dinghy and moved the 44 footer into the slipway.. throwing lines to the shore crew, getting centered in the slipway, just in time as the tide starts to ebb, a bit of a lean to starboard so more lines out and back to the primaries.....Chinese fire drill getting the dinghy motor back on the stern and the dinghy on the foredeck while in the slipway. Divers in the water placing the supports.....all in day out cruising.

Pictures:
Parts in hand, fixing boats in paradise...

Moving up the slipway, surrounded by Thai fishing boats.

1959 Sparkman & Stephens SV "Windrose" undergoing a major refit here.
1 Week Ago 11:48 AM
christian.hess
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

THERE WE GO MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!! good luck!!!
1 Week Ago 07:10 AM
aeventyr60
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

Islander 44 project in paradise here:
1 Week Ago 12:41 AM
christian.hess
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

thanks sony but there aint no cheap lots like that anymore anywhere around ca for that price! jajajajajaja

times have changed...

I am open to trades...

cheers
1 Week Ago 10:46 AM
sony2000
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

Keep trying to sell it to someone from neighboring countries. They are good buyers. Also you can exchange it for a building lot, on the ocean, in an acceptable country.
1 Week Ago 12:02 PM
christian.hess
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

well its been a long time without any updates...but for those interested I have an ad for the boat(islander) in the classifieds section...

had an offer fall through for the boat a while back from some costa ricans but the boat is still back home, still for sale and cheaper!

accepting all offers....really.

anyways enjoying life here in georgia....wife and kid are happy, enjoying the new merit 25 and playing around upgrading it and pleasant lake sailing on lake harding.

take care guys

peace
11-05-2014 02:12 PM
christian.hess
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by sony2000 View Post
Christian, if the new resto doesn't work out, get your butt to the coast.
You could cook. sail, fish, and repair the occasional boat.
yeah I thought about savannah long and hard...as is usual with new places sometimes they work sometimes they dont...

heres hoping it works out at least for this first year


I would LOVE to cook and sail in savannah, they have quite the food scene down there...
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