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Problems With Marine Anchor Swivels

Whilst galvanising our chain in Penang last year, our neighbour spotted our anchor swivel. "You don't want that on there", he said, and advised getting rid of it after explaining the potential problems it can cause (I.e. loss of your anchor leading to a potentially dangerous situation). Here's why, explained it detail...

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Liz’s Revamped Travel Writing Website

For the last few months our followtheboat updates have centred around our refit. This is all very well if you're interested in boats, mechanics, engineering, painting and/or dusty Thai boatyards, but some of you are probably missing our travel stories and photos. Fear not, because Liz has just revamped her travel writing website and, right now, she's getting more hits than followtheboat!

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Esper Refit Week 25

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As usual the busiest man on the Esper refit project is Pong, the head carpenter. He's been assisted by his sons in finishing off the new teak toe rail and the teak rubbing strake down the side of the boat. Sombat, meanwhile, cracks on with the electrics.

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