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Langkawi????

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Created by cisco A week ago, 11 Oct 2019
cisco
QLD, 11306 posts
12 Oct 2019 12:09AM
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This place is fantastic and I think the best part of the Malaysian mainland.
There is Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo that I have not seen yet but so far Langkawi is the most user friendly I have found. We have been here for 4 days with another 10 to go.
If you come here you really need motorised transport to see the place properly.
Meet Vivian the Viva. Two cylinders 1200 cc, a/c, manual and does the job adequately. For $13/day I think it is great value.

cisco
QLD, 11306 posts
12 Oct 2019 12:54AM
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Penang is a charming place and I will post pictures of it in another thread.
We decided to take the ferry trip direct to Langkawi and we did it on a boat built by good old NQEA in Cairns Australia.

About 3/4 the way up it stopped at Pulau Pawar. If you're a diver it is a must do. The water is so clear.




Coming into Langkawi was exciting for us as two weeks here is the culmination of our one month Malaysian holiday.














cisco
QLD, 11306 posts
13 Oct 2019 12:08PM
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Langkawi has quite a significant marine service industry.
Telaga Harbour on the north west side has a marina and a protected bay in front but the shoreside facilities are dismal and there is no shopping nearby.
















If you are anchored in the bay be prepared for busloads of tourists being ferried past you to the little island for lunch on a daily basis.

hoop
WA, 1682 posts
13 Oct 2019 3:17PM
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Nice photos, have you had a chance to tell the locals there what you think about Muslims?
Looks like a relaxed place, I'm sure they'd be very receptive.

cisco
QLD, 11306 posts
Sunday , 13 Oct 2019 8:24PM
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The Langkawi Yacht Club of course is not to be missed. Yacht Clubs are always a good place to meet good people. Tiger schooners RM 5.60 and two for RM 9.00 after 7 pm.






This one has a great toy store next to the bar.






















cisco
QLD, 11306 posts
Sunday , 14 Oct 2019 12:25AM
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Langkawi is the location of the Malaysian National Sail Training Facility. It appears to be very well funded by the government.
The young guys and girls there seem to be very capable. They have 420, 470, Opti and Laser yachts plus windsurfers.

























Certainly their stock of equipment is the envy of any yacht club in Australia.

cisco
QLD, 11306 posts
Monday , 14 Oct 2019 1:16AM
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From what I have seen haulout facilities here are world class.
I am sure many yachts are brought here specifically for that reason and no doubt the economy of it.
This yard is across the bay from Kuah and the travel lift is 200 ton capacity. Probably not the best yard to haul out a yacht less than 50 foot.



























cisco
QLD, 11306 posts
Monday , 14 Oct 2019 1:36AM
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We were driving around the water front as us types tend to do and I found the Boustead yard. So I followed another vehicle in and managed to get these shots before the gatekeeper chased us out. ??









That is one hell of a travel lift.

cisco
QLD, 11306 posts
Monday , 14 Oct 2019 2:17AM
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Near the Boustead yard I spotted a forest of masts and was compelled to check in out.
They were located in the Port of Langkawi Precinct complete with customs etc but had no problems going in. At the back end was a hard stand area with at least 50 yachts in it. Quite a few of them are Australian.
There was a pommy guy who seemed to be in charge. I got his card if you're interested.













The next place I want to check out is Rebak Island if I can get there.
It is about a 15 minutes boat ride there but the island is owned by the Taj hotel group and you need a permit to go there unless you are staying on the island.
Stay tuned.

garymalmgren
290 posts
Monday , 14 Oct 2019 4:28PM
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Stay tuned.

I will

bary

cisco
QLD, 11306 posts
Monday , 14 Oct 2019 11:59PM
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Getting over to Rebak is a bit of a challenge.
Rachel Robertson, the wife of Mark the resident shipwright seems to be very little interested in talking anybody except silver tails.
I will contact the other broker and see how I go.
Stay tuned.

cisco
QLD, 11306 posts
Wednesday , 16 Oct 2019 8:24PM
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I got hold of the other broker by phone and she told me that she is winding down her business here. She is actually on the Gold coast ATM. She confirmed the difficulty of getting to Rebak so I have decided to give it a miss.
I will be going back to the Langkawi Port yard to see what bargains may be there.
However she did have a couple of interesting listings. One is a French alloy 3_ footer and the other is an Adams 46 footer.
I don't know how to post a link with my phone so have a look on their website.
www.langkawibss.com
The Adams 46 at $67,500 U.S. is a bit of a nick. It is a distressed sale being deceased estate. If anyone is interested let me know. I have 6 days left here.

Ramona
NSW, 5220 posts
Thursday , 17 Oct 2019 7:51AM
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With the exchange rate like it is I would be buying in Australia. There were no cheap yachts on that site.

cisco
QLD, 11306 posts
Thursday , 17 Oct 2019 8:43PM
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I get you but at $100,000 AUS it is not bad buying. It is AUS reg and built to survey. If I was a vulture with a lazy $100k, I would offer 50 with 50 to get it right and get it home or go cruising.
It appears to be a distressed sale.
This is all without having seen it of course.

Wander66
QLD, 227 posts
Friday , 18 Oct 2019 6:42AM
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Can you grab me that Mercury 15 shown in the previous post? At 5,500 MYR that's $1,926.50 AUD but I'll round it up to $2k for your troubles

cisco
QLD, 11306 posts
Friday , 18 Oct 2019 5:23PM
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Yeah righto. Langkawi is a duty free port of course so that is why it seems cheap.
As soon as you take it away from here you have to cough up.

cisco
QLD, 11306 posts
Yesterday , 20 Oct 2019 8:52PM
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hoop said..
Nice photos, have you had a chance to tell the locals there what you think about Muslims?
Looks like a relaxed place, I'm sure they'd be very receptive.


F O hoop. U r a wnkr. U b lost here.
Get a life you stroker of your proboscis.

hoop
WA, 1682 posts
Yesterday , 20 Oct 2019 7:42PM
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cisco said..



hoop said..
Nice photos, have you had a chance to tell the locals there what you think about Muslims?
Looks like a relaxed place, I'm sure they'd be very receptive.





F O hoop. U r a wnkr. U b lost here.
Get a life you stroker of your proboscis.




Haha, so what did the locals say when you shared your thoughts on their religion and culture?
Some nice looking boats there.

Good to see you having a nice holiday, enjoy!

cisco
QLD, 11306 posts
Yesterday , 20 Oct 2019 11:12PM
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I have been getting along very well with the locals.
You have just proved that you are a stalker. I made my last post to see if you are watching.
Feck off and leave me alone and stop trying to spoil my enjoyment of the forum.
You have been warned.

PhoenixStar
QLD, 476 posts
1 hour ago , 21 Oct 2019 6:14PM
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cisco said..
Getting over to Rebak is a bit of a challenge.
Rachel Robertson, the wife of Mark the resident shipwright seems to be very little interested in talking anybody except silver tails.
I will contact the other broker and see how I go.
Stay tuned.


That's weird, I found Rachel and Mark extraordinarily helpful. The chandlery , not so much.



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