Chasamba – Travels Across The Seas

Back in Bonbonon!

As we motored out of Bonbonon yesterday morning I was thinking, ” Oh, I forgot to update the blog that we are leaving!” Well, no problem, now I can kill two birds with one stone; we left, the gear broke,…

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2015 Plans

This is the general direction we plan to sail during 2015 and the start of 2016. We start out from Bonbonon, where Chasamba is waiting for us now, sail south round Mindanao, hopefully avoiding the pirates on Jolo island, then…

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I’ve been very lazy…

I have been inexcusably lazy about updating this site. Thing is, when you are far away, with hopeless internet available only once in a while it is easy to convince yourself that it isn’t important. It also takes a VERY…

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Zeke’s Yard Haulout- Photos

Yep, this is Chasamba. But no, we haven’t been at the bottom of the sea, luckily. We knew we had some rust issues, and this is why we got to Port Carmen as soon as we could, but we had…

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Port Carmen

After a short but memorable trip we are anchored opposite Zeke’s restaurant, waiting to go onto the cradle and haul out Chasamba for the first time in four years. The last time she was out of the water was in…

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Yacht Sinks at the Entrance to Bonbonon

Not us! But friends of ours, a Swiss guy living in China and his Chinese wife, plus their two small children. They arrived at the entrance to Bonbonon after dark last Tuesday in bad weather. Their engine had given them…

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Mr Grumpy Rises From the Dead!

Really I have to stop calling our engine names. Or start calling it Mr Lovely, or Ms Nice-to-Hear. After about a week of working getting all the bits fastened on and finding out which wire should go where, we finally…

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Yes!!!

Mr Grumpy has been reborn as Mr Misunderstood-Trying My Best Under The Circumstances. We really need to apologize to our engine, and I will explain why. But the important thing is- it is working, sounds good and is sitting in…

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Waiting for piston rings…

  As you can see, Mr Grumpy, soon to be reborn as Mr Nice Guy, is on shore! We took the cockpit sole out and hauled the engine up with the boom and tackle, it really wasn’t too hard. Then…

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Taking the Engine to Bits…

The gear is out! After a lot of pulling and pushing. Now it needs cleaning and painting, then it can wait to go back in.

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