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    Newsletter late July 2015

    Dear all

    The bees are busy and so are we. We're hoping to move the boat to the
    water this year so it's all go, go, go our boat-building farm these
    days. The engine has made it to its final resting place!
    Hallelujah. Hopefully we won't have to use it all that much, but its
    installation marks a big step in the project.

    The rudder is taking shape and looking fantastic thanks to our Welsh
    volunteer, Our Hong Kong volunteer has returned for another
    boat-building stint, this time with her Swedish boyfriend in tow – a
    chef by profession so as well as contributing to the boat-building,
    he's been keeping us well-fed with delicious lunches on the porch.

    The farm itself has been neglected a little this summer in favour of
    the great big aluminum monster in the boat-shed, but we have been
    enjoying lots of nettle-based dishes (it helps to have a professional
    chef around!).

    The volunteers took a well-deserved break from boat-building last
    month and went on a road-trip to Galdhopiggen, the highest peak in
    Scandinavia. The sun shone for the entire trip (and pretty much hasn't
    been seen since) and left some of the fairer-skinned crew completely
    sunburned. Highlights included an ice cave, a moose sighting and
    unbelievable sunsets across the huge Norwegian sky.

    Now that the sea is in our sights, we've started hand-painting guest
    flags on the evenings and weekends.

    Our latest favourite sailing movie is the questionable masterpiece
    that is Waterworld. It's given us lots of ideas for modifications for
    our boat.

    We've named the boat! Thank you all for your suggestions. After a lot
    of thought we decided to go for Sailing the Farm. It sounds a little
    bonkers to native English speakers, but that's kind of why we love it!
    We've cut out the letters in aluminium and they are due to be welded
    in very soon.

    We are still on the hunt for volunteers - particularly those with
    sailing experience - and especially those who've worked on gaff rigs
    before.

    Exciting times, and even more exciting times to come. Thank you all
    for your support, it's been a long time coming, but the end is in
    sight!

    Pictures of the month.

    - Making letters for the boat.
    - chinese weekend visit. checking the boat project.
    - Welding lady making more boxes for the deck. Need endless amount of storage.
    - Guest flag production. This is the welsh one.
    - Rudder is getting installed.

    http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php...1&d=1438503826
    http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php...1&d=1438503835
    http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php...1&d=1438503843
    http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php...1&d=1438503850
    http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php...1&d=1438503858

    Love from Sailing the Farm
    - A seagypsy tribe of tomorrow.

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    Who actually owns this boat??

    Is it a company or an individual?
    I love the smell of fresh cut plywood in the morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    That origami looks like a Swain. He's the only guy I ever met built a boat faster than me. Rented a spot in a boatyard and launched a 32 ' er 1 month later (easy street). Took 3 months to build my34'strip woody.
    It is a Brent Swain design.
    I love the smell of fresh cut plywood in the morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donald branscom View Post
    Who actually owns this boat??

    Is it a company or an individual?
    Sailing the Farm (NGO)

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    Sailing the Farm late september 2015

    Hi everyone!

    Another productive month and our boat hopefully soon to be in water.

    Farm news:

    The bee-seeason is finished for this year, each hive have got around
    20 kg, so now they are ready to have their well-deserved winter
    holiday for next 7 months. The potatoes is still in the soil, but we
    will harvest them pretty soon.

    Boat News.

    Still some days delays with the shipment of the boat to Oslo.
    The engine is ready to start soon. we just need a little work with the
    dry exhaust. Else it looks really good.

    All welding work outside the hull is finished. We will paint the
    underwater part of the boat with expoxy primer this week. Then start
    to tear down the boatshed. Soon our metal-lady will see the sun for
    the first time.

    We still look for potential crew for the first leg of sailing,
    especially if you have good knowledge of gaff-rig adjustment and
    sailing, we would love to hear from you. Also look for some last
    minute volunters to help clean up the farm for the winter. Please
    contact us if you have some spare time in october.

    Pictures of the month:

    a: Flagmaking lady working on even more guestflags. Still a little
    work until we have them all.
    b: engine is in and wired up. Just need some work on the exhaust part
    before its ready to push us up Amazon river and beyond.
    c: welding lady at work.
    d: making wooden box for binocular.
    e: welding up the locking mechanism of the main-hatch

    http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php...1&d=1443888308
    http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php...1&d=1443888317
    http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php...1&d=1443888325
    http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php...1&d=1443888334
    http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php...1&d=1443888343

    Love from Sailing the farm

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    NGO??? What is that??
    I love the smell of fresh cut plywood in the morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donald branscom View Post
    NGO??? What is that??
    Non Government Organization ?

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    I still want to know who owns this boat.

    Can I just get a straight answer? NGO is very vague.
    I love the smell of fresh cut plywood in the morning.

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    It sounds like the boat is owned by a Not-for-profit called Sailing The Farm.
    We don't know how lucky we are....

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    I don't "do" facebook so this is about as far as I can get:
    http://www.lowimpact.org/how-about-j...e-sea-gypsies/

    From here it seems to be some kind of collective/commune in Norway with a transient workforce that farms in summer and welds all winter. I can only assume there is a "guiding hand" behind all of this but in terms of ultimate ownership? Yikes! Not an argument that I want to be in the middle of.
    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by stromborg View Post
    I don't "do" facebook so this is about as far as I can get:
    http://www.lowimpact.org/how-about-j...e-sea-gypsies/

    From here it seems to be some kind of collective/commune in Norway with a transient workforce that farms in summer and welds all winter. I can only assume there is a "guiding hand" behind all of this but in terms of ultimate ownership? Yikes! Not an argument that I want to be in the middle of.
    When they launch that boat in US waters the Coast Guard WILL get the answer.
    Why would they hide that information?
    I love the smell of fresh cut plywood in the morning.

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    I'm really glad to see her afloat. Fair winds!

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    Quote Originally Posted by johngsandusky View Post
    I'm really glad to see her afloat. Fair winds!
    Yes!
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    addd some woods**t just for the looks. (ops, maybe dont say that here) :-)

    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...db0fd777a5.jpg

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    Diamondplate deck? You won't be walking barefoot on that in the tropics.
    Plures Naves Quam Mentes!

    More Boats Than Brains!

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    The waffles will be good tho.


    God job zeyang has a sense of humour eh.. great job ! fantastic to see after following your build all this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willin' View Post
    Diamondplate deck? You won't be walking barefoot on that in the tropics.
    too cold to go barefoot in antarctica :-)

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    Great community effort in finishing such a fine project. I am sure Colin Archer would have recognised her as one of his sturdy workboats, and surely approved .

    I also own an Australian designed and inspired 26' CA cutter built using local hardwoods.

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    Sailing the farm is on her south from Norway to Scotland, Please contact us if you want to join: zeyang@laowai.no

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    I wonder what it sounds like inside when underway.

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    Girls giggling,Chaps snoring and farting.
    Same as my boat.

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    Turned out quite busy looking didn't it. Mizzen still to go on I see.

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    Some parts of it look very good , some look amateurish,.... to my eye.
    Certainly a lot of evolving to do.

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    Way too much brightwork!
    Plures Naves Quam Mentes!

    More Boats Than Brains!

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    It looks like a very serviceable boat built by talented first timers that did their homework. Not everything has the design/construction patina of the Herreshoff yard but I think that can be very proud of what they have accomplished. Hopefully the boat and a varied crew will travel at least the seven seas.
    This is the first lesson ye should learn: There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, it doesn't behoove any of us to speak evil of the rest of us.
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    Perhaps I sounded critical , I didn't mean to, it was just a 'conversational' comment. I love the boat and the process , I hope they come here so I can get a look in person!

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    Newsletter Sailing the Farm september.

    Dear All

    Short update.

    We plan to leave for Inverness in Scotland soon. After our journey to
    Denmark and back the list of to-do stuff on the boat is getting
    smaller by day.

    Its still space on board along coast of Europe, across to South
    America and onwards if you want to join us! Just send an email to
    zeyang00@gmail.com to get our application form. Everyone including
    your chickes, cats, kids and seadogs are welcome to join!

    Things on todo last couple of weeks.

    - The deck was way too slippery. We mixed in sandblasting sand and
    sticky paint. It looks good sofar. hopefully it will stop us from
    sliding off the boat.

    - Our rope chewing rig has been tamed. She was eating ropes like
    spaghetti. The journey to Inverness will tell if her meny still
    contains tasty poly-ropes.

    - Paddle for Monitor Windwave broke straight off. Can be found on 400
    meters deep in Kattegat. New one has been ordered. will be replaced
    in UK or further south.

    - Electronic charts have been installed. it will be two separate
    system: one with Navionics on tablets (with a spare tablet hiding in
    the pressure cooker) + open CPN. Then we have a few thousand paper
    charts if everything else fails.

    - AIS transponder is onboard: You can follow "SAILING THE FARM" on
    marinetraffic.com or similar places which receive AIS signals and post
    them on internet. Far offshore we are using HAM-radio to transmit
    position. (different link will be posted later when have been testing
    this) (I think it will be this:
    http://services.wlw.winlink.org/maps...nreports.aspx)

    - For those shortwave radio heads out there: We are transmitting for
    the first time!! We can now communicate far offshore. Plan is to have
    a regular radio schedule with our friends and family back on land. You
    can tune and listen or talk to us soon. We will keep you updated which
    trasmitting frequency we are sending on. (system is Yaesu FT-897 with
    FC-40 tuner, 6 meter fishing pole on the aft rail and
    winlink/rms-express for receiving weatherfax/grib-files and
    sending/receiving email). We are really grateful for help from the
    local HAM-radio club in Kristiansand, Norway. This stuff is pretty
    complictated - but fun.

    Wish us fair winds and following seas.

    love from Sailing the Farm

    http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php...1&d=1473447488

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    Fair winds and following seas.

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