The Hacking Family
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----- July 2014 -----
In May we took an inland trip to Laos, using only public transportation and focusing on
the northern highlands. (68 photos)
Ocelot now has a new Facebook page. Check it out!
We've now added a way to comment on any page - just click the Make a Comment link at the bottom of each page.
----- April 2014 -----
We're cruising! Read our descriptions as we cruise around Phang Nga Bay and down to Langkawi, Malaysia with cruising friends Dave & Gail.
See our Summary Pages for an overview of our many months of work.
----- March 2014 -----
Ocelot has LAUNCHED! It's been a long 28 months, but we're finally back on the water. But no sooner did we launch than the port fo'c's'le filled with seawater. Then a local boat threatened us with a knife!
----- February 2014 -----
As of Week 121 of Ocelot's refit we're trying to get everything ready to splash next Monday! Yikes!
----- April 2013 -----
Cruisers: Do you know the difference between
cut‑thread & rolled‑thread turnbuckles? Or which type you want? Or
how to check which you have?
Cruisers: We've published a page on OpenCPN, our
navigation program of choice, with detailed instructions on how to use it with Google Earth,
even when you're offline.
----- March 2012 -----
LEDs are rapidly becoming the lighting of choice. They're much more
efficient, affordable, and now they come in eye‑pleasing warm‑white. But before you
run out to buy, there are things you should know.
Cruisers: We have now updated several
of our Cruising Information pages with superbly detailed satellite photos of our anchorages,
live Google Maps & new Track Files.
Cruisers: We are now publishing track
files in both OpenCPN & MaxSea formats. We are also asking cruisers to email us their
tracks so other cruisers can download them. Lets start a Track File Bank!
Where's Ocelot? See our new position tracking map at the bottom of this page!
to the Hacking family website with
Chris, and Amanda
on Ocelot, our Kronos
LATEST NEWS: We're currently on the north coast of Sulawesi in northern Indonesia, heading basically east. After our 3 March launch from our 2+ year refit, we transited the Strait of Malacca for the 4th time, left the boat in Johor Bahru (near Singapore) and explored northern Laos and Vietnam for a month. Great trip! Then we rounded Singapore and sailed into the South China Sea, over Borneo with a jaunt up the Kinabatangan River to see the wildlife, and are now on the Sail Indonesia Rally to Raja Ampat. Stay tuned...
Our trip has had many goals, but a primary one has been to teach ourselves, and especially our children, about the different cultures of the people in our world, and the values those people live by. Many people never learn what's important to other cultures and too often feel that other people should feel as they do. But we know that other cultures have very different values from our own, and we feel it's important, especially for the coming generation who will be leading our society in only a few years, to know this as well. We hope that with better understanding, future generations will be better equipped to defuse some of the strife that threatens world peace.
----- Ocelot's Intrepid Crew -----
Find the red marker for our latest position (map may take a few seconds to appear).
Courtesy of Winlink.org and the Amateur Radio Safety Foundation.
To see our positions further back in time, check out ShipTrack.org
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