Monday, October 23, 2017

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I know it's been a while since I updated the blog but...

Surface Tension Problem with the Gelcoat
We left Malaysia in June in a very rushed and frustrated mode.  The gelcoat project did not was having issues and we needed to have a face to face in Singapore with the fiberglass resin supplier.  Their material was getting fish eye craters in it when it was sprayed.  Heaps of time was wasted trying to figure out where exactly the problem was.  We were running out of time and getting rushed.  They were avoiding emails and in general being unhelpful.

So we decided to wrap things up, deal with the resins guy, tour around Singapore, and then fly home out of Changi Airport.

The bus ride to Johor Bahru was a long 12 hours.  The following day, we showed up at the resins guy and got some things resolved.  The resolution was to add a thickener which is more of a band-aid solution instead of having a sprayable product from the beginning.

We then headed downtown to our hotel.  Singapore is an island country about 25 miles by 12 miles wide at the southern tip of the Malaysian Peninsula.  It is surrounded by Malaysia except for the south side which is the Singapore Strait.   It has a population of 5 million and is the 3rd most densely populated country in the world.  

They have an incredible subway and bus public transportation system.  It has to.  There is no way all those people could be driving on the roads without absolute chaos.  You can get just about anywhere for next to nothing.

We spent the next day historical touring in Little India.  We had a nice Curry lunch and did some shopping for things to take back home.  Our flight to Frankfurt was a midnight departure and of course the subway took us right to the airport.

It was a nice feeling to be heading home after 4 months of hard work.

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