Thanks for all the help buying stuff and finding out information. I will
not go to Koh Samet to retrieve a license that will expire in a few months.
Hopefully I can get a new one, without a photo, when the time comes. I
would like to have a California driver's license because my international
license requires that I have a regular license. It is also good for identification
and will be helpful if I decide to work in Malaysia, Thailand or Singapore.
We are having some problems with the fuel system and will not be leaving
Koh Chang for a while yet, maybe the 8th or the 9th. Jeff has a ticket
booked for the 15th of Feb to fly from Samui to BKK so I would like to
leave by the 9th so we can have at least 6 days to make it across the
gulf. We calculated 2 and a half days and I have heard the worst estimates
to be 5 days. I doubt this last one but we will be stocked for at least
a week and we will have a nice little EPIRB with us. Thank you very much
mom! You are my stateside connection.
I found another guy with a Volvo Penta Engine on Koh Chang and he orders
parts here in Thailand and if they can't get them here he has a place
in Singapore too. This might be a better option than Alan Ingersol. Nonetheless,
I will send him another letter and cc you as well.
That is good information on the VHF radio. The issue is that I cannot
get to the base of the mast. If I run a wire down it there is no place
to pull it out from unless I drill a hole in the side of the mast, pull
the wire out and then drill a hole in the deck and run it inside. I have
enough wire, I am just hesitant about the mounting and the wiring.
I am sorry it took so long to get chapter 6 out. I have been pretty busy
and I wanted to really try and capture a lot of that last trip. It was
quite precious and I knew it would be long so I put it off for a while.
I will write chapter 7 about the wedding and BKK soon and hopefully send
it before I leave.
When are you going to come out to the boat?