Originally Posted by Dr.Spoke
The season really isn't that bad - usually my boats splash in early May - then we have the midnight sun for almost the hole summer. Not much people is around and an unique archipelago. The winters are long and dark but lots of snow and ice, good for downhill skiing and ice climbing. You are most welcome to visit! Just give me a few years to finish her and I can show you the magnificent archipelago - in the midnight sun.
You are right, the selection of #106 it's not a coincidence... The centreboard will allow easy access to the shallow northern archipelago. If I put her on a trailer, the Norwegian Fjords and the Finish lake system are very close - I may even take her to Stockholm... What I was looking for was a compact centreboard boat that can stand to the rather severe conditions often found in my waters - choppy sea, complicated navigation and strong winds. The cold is not much of a problem, correct clothing take care of that, but I may still add a small stove to dry out the cabin.
You really should try to visit the northern parts of Sweden and Norway - the Lofoten ilands are beautiful!