Two weeks in Kudat
15 April 2012
Two weeks goes quickly in Kudat. Following the Easter weekend we also did a "flying visit" to KK. In uor rented Karcil, which is a very small car, takes 25 litres of fuel and you can fill it up for about $15!, we loaded up with a three 45kig batteries and head and our boat cover and headed off to KK. Purchased one new 55kg battery and took the boat cover in for repairs, went for reflexology and bought some hardware. Went to our favourite Chinese restaurant, indian restaurant and stayed at the usual economy but reasonable spot in town.
Stayed Monday night and headed back to Kudat in the Flying Karcil on Tuesday night.
Back to work in the boatyard. A few good thunderstorms, with heavy tropical rain a great chance to "clean the decks" which we did in the rain. Had a yard worker for the week who polished paint, stainless the mast and boom.
On checking out the boom we found that sparrows had found it a great place to set up nests , several of them in the sail cover. Ended up taking off the main and sail cover and cleaning it all up, birds, with related ants etc etc a menangerie. All clean now and the main is coming back to Aus -squashed with very neat folding we managed to get it into a soft bag.
Completed the painting and fuel tank lids, couldn't put the fuel guagaes in as the drill and bit were too long so that is now deferred. Did a little but not much in the Engine rooms. and then it was about pack up time, always a big job.