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Old 03-14-2008, 03:47 PM   #1
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Hello all.

My name is David and Wind Quest is the name of my boat. I am an Australian, currently based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I am new to boat ownership and have found the forums of great interest as I progressed down the path to owning my own yacht. Wind Quest is currently in Singapore being commissioned and I hope to have sailed her back to KL by the end of the month. I am looking forward to getting to know my new boat and the area around KL with trips further afield as time permits.

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Welcome aboard David.

Grab a tankard and tell us more about "Wind Quest". You are certainly going to start sailing her in a wonderful part of the world.


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Old 03-15-2008, 06:49 AM   #3
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Wind Quest is a brand new Dufour 365. I am taking advantage of the better facilities in Singapore to have her fitted out for cruising. In the normal course of events I would have taken delivery then over time made various additions but decided it would be best to get most of the things I want done before delivery. I have had a couple of years planning for this as my move from Europe to Malaysia was delayed. As it is, it has been very hectic managing a relocation to Kuala Lumpur and a boat delivery right on top of the move. For this part of the world I have added a couple of dorade vents to supplement the standard offering. Also in each of the cabins I have added fans for comfort at the chart table and while sleeping on board. I took the removable forestay option from Dufour and also have had a track for a trisail fitted. The storm sails have also been ordered although I hope not to use them. For battery charging I am having 2 80W solar panels fitted to an arch with integrated bimini. This was a fortunate decision as I discovered on arrival here that the pontoons at Port Klang don't have power. Very much looking forward to sailing from Singapore to Port Klang around the end of the month.
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Welcome on board,

From your post I guess you will be working in KL - otherwise you might have considered Port Dickson with much better facilities .

We have members lots of info regarding the Malacca Strait and up into the Andaman Sea.


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Sounds like you have been doing your homework. Welcome, and best wishes with your new life. Yes your life is about to change, and in a most wonderful way............
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Old 03-18-2008, 02:39 AM   #6
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Welcome. I never thought that we would leave Malaysia and SE Asia, but finally we did. There is so much to see and do, you should have a wonderful time.

Port Klang, though? Dirtiest, muddiest, most polluted water I've ever seen!

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Old 03-19-2008, 11:06 PM   #7
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how long have your preparations taken so far? from original decision to now?

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