It is a wonderful feeling, to be on the boat again. Two weeks of vacation – where can we sail to? We arrive on Monday (27th of May) evening. We have only two things to setup: reduce the tension on the shrouds and to replace the seawater coolant pump. Then we can start sailing –… Artikel ansehen
Mr. Benjamin Blohm arrives early morning, takes the sea water pump as arranged. We hardly start eating our breakfast when he comes back. The pulley is welded to the shaft, this is a temporary solution that should allow us to arrive in Rostock. I fit the pump onto the engine and we sail away from… Artikel ansehen
Tuesday, May 7th First, we want to moor in a box correctly. I do not want to turn on the engine for this task only, so we work with the ropes, aided by the wind. Suddenly, the wind aids us too much and the boat’s stern touches one of the dolphins of the box. The… Artikel ansehen
We cast off quite early, as there is a long way before us. According to the piloting handbook, we have 60nm to Vitte on Hiddensee, Rugen is much further of course. A strong west wind pushes us quickly in the correct direction. Temporarily, we travel over 8kn. We do not really feel the wind strength… Artikel ansehen
I have been stuck in Burgstaaken for several days now. The hefty west wind penetrates everything, it brings Grönland cold and it renders any work on the boat impossible. Three days after putting the ship to water we could not hoist our sails yet. Sunday, 05.05.2019 Finally, we can take to sea! After Agnieszka came… Artikel ansehen
…but still in harbour. Today, with (not a little) help of my friends Monika and Ingo, Anna Karin was put to water and then to the Burgstaaken harbour. Here I will prepare her for the sailing time. No photos today – I am tired after all those small but numerous tasks.
Today, the first part of the spring hull maintenance was completed: the polishing. It went even faster using tools: