Heading up to Borneo on Tuesday and hopefully recommissioning the new ray marine auto helm after having to bring it back to Oz for a replacement after discovering the gyro was faulty. Then its a solo sail up to Kudat for a haul out, replace all the old corroded through hole fittings and valves and strip the bottom and do a new barrier coat, tie coat and anti foul. (Anyone in the area fancy a quick cruise?
Getting a haul out has always been a nerve racking, heart in mouth experience although it's always been centred around the travel lift operation - not the blocking up. I just googled Kudat and found out how they do it
I'm told by others that the chinese guy who runs the place is great to deal with and knows what he's doing but its going to be an experience.
Perhaps we should have a post titled 'the most weird and wonderful haul out's we've had' I'm sure some of you have had some unusual ones.
If anyone has been up there, I'd appreciate any tips - especially as to what I should take with me and what facitlites such as paint etc are up there.