Monthly Archives: December 2008

Merry Christmas!

An early Merry Christmas to you all from the Stranded Mariner. I am taking the family to a short holiday in Thailand today. We will start in Phuket, where we chartered a Beneteau Oceanis 323 to do some sailing around … Continue reading

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Crisis, what crisis?

Reading the media, it seems we are in a serious economical crisis. Not in Hong Kong though, where investment in the stock market horse racing reached new highs. This article is from the South China Morning Post. Top-quality day at … Continue reading

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The sail plan.

‘Waratah’ will have a so called cutter rig. It consists of one main sail, with full battens and 3 reef points for double line reefing of about 42 m2, and two head sails. One is a genoa on a Harken … Continue reading

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Outfitting (3).

Some more pictures of the progress on ‘Waratah’. The first one is a shot of the propeller and shaft. The second two show the connection between shaft and coupling. And the last 4 show what will become the workshop. I … Continue reading

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Windvane steering.

‘Waratah’ will have windvane steering. After having done quite a bit of research, I selected the Monitor windvane, manufactured by Scanmar in the US. The Monitor works with the servo-pendulum principle. Actually Scanmar has a very informative web site, with … Continue reading

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YachtPro: Sailing in Paradise.

When I started out planning to get my own boat built, I also realized that it had been quite a long time ago since I sailed on anything bigger than 8 meters long. I needed to refresh my knowledge, and … Continue reading

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