Langkawi to Koh Muk

Digiboat's "Product Testing"
Simon Blundell
Mon 21 May 2012 09:00
07:22.44N  099:16.80E
Mon 21/5 1000LT
After a loooooonngg stop-over at Telaga Marina, Langkawi, finally got a chance to see if the engines work and boat remembers how to slide through the water!
Zac joined a couple of weeks ago as new crew, he's been broken in with the myriad of daily jobs and work - cleaning, varnishing, building.... Meanwhile, had the crane extended and base altered so - hopefully - it will turn when under load (with dinghy on it), new freezer finally finished enough (a job started 6 months ago in Singapore) to be installed and re-gassed and although the lid still needs final sanding and the rubber seal glued in, early results look very encouraging, various new shiney varnishy things, various new engine room adjustments and maintenance, water maker high pressure pump overhauled, pulpit re-bolted to deck and gunwhale and too many other building, repair and maintenance to even remember, we are close to ready for the 2,000 miles ahead of us - Langkawi, Phuket, Banda Aceh, surf charter down Mentawais, Padang, Bali, Lombok and finally back to last year's home base - Gili Trawangan.
En route to Phuket we anchored at 0900 this morning off Koh Muk for another visit to Morakot Cave (Emerald Cave) for Zac's sake. I'm sure I've described this cave in previous blog posts, although it truely does defy description (which Zac now appreciates). Pulled anchor mid afternoon after cave visit for the 60 miles to Phuket. Should arrive around midnight.