Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Just some sailing pictures

 Just some pictures from sailing friend Bas who passed us while we were getting back to the harbor with two reefs on the wind doing 10-12 kn speed

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Putting some Smartdeck on the bunks

This winter season we did not so much on the boat than doing some tough-ups of cracks and paint.
We did buy a bigger LiFePO4 battery and did go from 90Ah to 250Ah, this was needed after Experian's we had at the Vegvisirrace last year and what we are going to do this year again.

Our biggest change was to put some Smartdeck on the beams and bunks, this brand gives a five year warranty on there product and that did decided to go for this product. In the past I did look to some other brands with EVA foam but did hear that it did not last long. This product is made from PE what can be recycled after use.
Now the trousers will last a bit longer and the seat is a bit softer on the butt 😏

New side stay lassing and Titanium bold.

Tough-up of a crack


Monday, April 24, 2023

Sailing again

 Yesterday we did our first sail this year and that was not bad, the hum we did have above 14kn were gone. The tuning of the daggerboard has helped to solve this. I only have to calibrate the windsensor but that I do coming Thursday. The sensor was dismantled and the wind angle over both sides is not the same.
This is not difficult, sailing on the wind on both tracks and make the angle the same with two buttons on the windsensor interface.

On the end we looked on the max speed we did and that was not bad 17,7 kn in max 20 kn wind with only jib and main.

Coming weekend we have our first race of the season https://50mijl.nl/

Saturday, March 25, 2023

We have a lift off

 Today we put the boat on stands so we could clean the bottom and repair some blisters what were under the copper coat. We sanded the bottom and pealed the blisters open and filled them with a copper based filler. I hope I can sand the filler tomorrow. Plan is to put some copper coat on the middel section were the blisters were next weekend.

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Painting the cockpit floor and the new waterline

 Yesterday we did paint the cockpit floor and put some extra layers Interprotect on the raised waterline.

Today we did put four layers Coppercoat on the floats and the daggerboard.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Raise waterline

 I decided to raise the waterline an extra 10 cm and that was above the 9 cm I did three years ago.

I also did give the rudder and daggerboard a fresh paint job and the tip of the daggerboard need some new Copper coat because last summer I touch the ground in France.

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Finished the instrument panel

 This weekend I finish the instrument panel, put the VHF in its place and closed the cable ducts.

I started with the outboard motor mount after I removed the outboard Friday to get it a service.
The outboard motor mount get one car with ball bearings so that it slides easier, one gas cable has to replaced to. For the new car the strip round the rail had to be cut a bit away because the car is wider.

We mounted the gennaker pole what had a rebuild and some little changes.