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David Haines
SE Asia
Retired Mechanical Engr with life ambition to voyage far around the world
Interests: Passage-making, motor yacht ocean voyaging, keeping fit & healthy, exploration & adventure.
Recent Activity
Suspension of Yacht Haven Phuket's permits & licences sought by out-of-pocket buyers. A long running case of injustice affecting 25 buyers who never got what they paid for at a marina development in Thailand over 18 years ago, has now... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2015 at Yacht Haven Phuket Buyers' Blog
Phataraprasits defy court order & then have cheek to charge me with Crim Defamation for telling the world. This Bangkok "elite" family are ordered by the court to repay the buyers into their Yacht Haven Phuket condo project. They defy... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2015 at Yacht Haven Phuket Buyers' Blog
Obviously the Bangkok "elite" Phataraprasit family believe they are above the law. This is typical of the elite in Thailand! How can the owners of the Yacht Haven, the Phataraprasit family, simply ignore their business obligations to the buyers who... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at Yacht Haven Phuket Buyers' Blog
A heavily out of pocket group of Phuket property buyers who have been owed millions of dollars for 18 years by the developers of Phuket Yacht Haven Marina, have taken their case directly to the country's senior politicians and public... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at Yacht Haven Phuket Buyers' Blog
Announcing the dates last year for the 'New Phuket Yacht Charter & Brokerage Show' the show's organisers said; “The new dates will allow the developers of the revitalised Yacht Haven Marina more time to complete the extensive works. An additional... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2015 at Yacht Haven Phuket Buyers' Blog
The recent spate of high level police being arrested is interesting to our own case. Have you noticed that one was the Chief of the Marine Police, another was the Chief of the Consumer Protection Division. Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at Yacht Haven Phuket Buyers' Blog
Download 2YachtHavenPhuket_News Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2013 at Yacht Haven Phuket Buyers' Blog
As of 21st November 2011 MY "Santa Maria" has been renamed to MY "Lady Jo". Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2011 at MY "Lady Jo" of Langkawi
A special trip with a couple of bird watchers into the Sulu Sea. The adventure is very well documented by Christian's blog. Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2011 at MY "Lady Jo" of Langkawi
This should be a great trip!
An adventure cruise is planned for early August from the El Rio y Mar Resort resort on Busuanga to Sabang (entry point to the subterranean river). See the attached file for more details. Download ElRio - Sabang Aug11 Write me at: <my.santa.maria.david@gmail.com> Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2011 at MY "Lady Jo" of Langkawi
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The morning of 24th December witnessed "Santa Maria" very fully loaded with 3,000ltrs of fuel, a ton of water, 10 adventurers and provisions for 11 people for 10 days, cross the Thai-Myanmar border at Kaw Thaung. Entry formalities were delayed when it was discovered that a critical Thai immigration document... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2011 at MY "Lady Jo" of Langkawi
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(The continuing exploits of your high seas adventurer and imagined Casanova!) But first some introductions.......... More about Toad: Let me introduce myself as "Toad" (aka SS) - that's not my real name but I answer to it when the Captain, my companion, calls. I guess Toad is a good name... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2010 at MY "Lady Jo" of Langkawi
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Written by Capt Rodney Short As one who began seafaring almost 60 years ago and who has taught navigation and seamanship throughout much of that time, there was no hesitation in accepting long-time friend Dr David Haines' invitation to assist with the final stage of the delivery voyage of his... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2010 at MY "Lady Jo" of Langkawi
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After the Calamian Island trip in February I just had to get back there again to see some more of these lovely islands. So, accompanied by a friend, Roger, who volunteered to crew with me on the outward trip, we left the Puerto Galera Yacht Club moorings and reached Igsoso... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2010 at MY "Lady Jo" of Langkawi
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Mar 15, 2010
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Feb 24, 2010
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Whatever is planned with boats can never be expected to go completely as one would wish. So the first problem to surface was on the afternoon of the first day when I was alone on the vessel: the depth-sounder decided to stop working! This wasn't a problem when it happened... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2010 at MY "Lady Jo" of Langkawi
After three days of inspecting the vessel and going through the systems, which was a bit daunting after only owning fairly "simple" boats previously, the day to set sail arrived. Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2010 at MY "Lady Jo" of Langkawi