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    Anchoring at 2 feet deep water.

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    Gotta love shallow draft.

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    Thank you sharing your adventures.
    I don't cuss much for a sailor - that said, I may cuss to much for a preacher...

  4. #144
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    Sadly the season is over.

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    Whist ours begins on Sunday henning, and good news, the giant sandbar in our estuary has collapsed, and even at low tide there's good sailing water opposite the club ramp. Not so good news is that the outer bar has also collapsed and on a rough day the fulll force of the sea will blow well down the estuary. Another interesting year to come.

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    https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/202...?smid=fb-share
    I know Joost Martijn quite wel: My son skippered one of his boats, the aforementioned tjalk ”verwinning', for several years and we made the huge black gennaker for her. I really hope the fleet will survive the Coronacrisis. I hope some of you will book her when it is possible again, and I am sure you will not be disappointed. Frank
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    Another 2 years gone. Didn't have much sailing time. New towing vehicle.
    I'll keep my NIS 18 on the trailer next season. Started building a Michalak IMB last year and looking forward to sail her next year.





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    Love your NIS. How much does the mast weigh? If you keep it on the trailer, how much will you use it if you have to step the mast each time? I find it tough to go for day sails if you have to put in more than about 30 min to rig and launch the boat... thanks.

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    The boom is heavier than the mast, it's made of carbonfibre and I don't know the weight, but you can carry it alone without any problems.
    I'll use my NIS for a two weeks trip in summer and maybe one week in autumn.
    For daysailing I'll use my Bolger Teal and the Michalak IMB when it's finished

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    This year the sand has moved again. Getting up river involves sailing out to sea on the incoming tide, across the front of the bar in surf and coming back in on another entrance. Not something I relish in a 12ft ply dinghy. Of course when the tide is out coming back the bar is dry…….
    I may have to fit wheels…….

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    I try to kiss this thread alife. This is the klipper that my eldest son sails, here in heavy wind with a new mainsail
    Frank

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    I love it!

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    Thanks John.

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    The dried out picture was sent last week, and I thought to post it for it would not matter much if it came out upside down. We will join them the last weekend of september with family and friends. This may be the last time for my son stops skippering. Wants a job ashore. I hope it is a good decision.
    In the meantime we, my wife and me, are working on our Woods catamaran: This overhaul lasted so long for water in plywood with epoxy takes a very long time to dry out. At one time I was on the brink of selling it of for a few euros but I think we are now close to winning. The neighbours will be glad to seel the cabin on its trailer leave the driveway and they won't hear the buzz o fsanders all day long. Frank
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    Thanks for the update, I always enjoy your thread.
    I was telling someone recently about the area and the history, Childers in particular.

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    No sailing here at present, I'm too busy and anyway it's 2C this morning…….

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    Most of my thin water sailing has been in small open boats. My friend had a shallow keel 23' ketch for a few seasons in Great South Bay. I loved sailing in knee deep water.

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    You will, I hope, remember this tjalk, de 'Overwinning' from earlier posts: About a year ago during a survey, they found that the bottom was dangerously rusted away, while she was only 12 years old. Now she gets a new one, also new interior and the engine and cookers are changed for an electric installation. It makes her the first in the charter fleet with an electric auxiliary, and I admire Joost Martijn that he pulled this of, for his other boat, the Klipper Isis was damaged when she went aground just over a red buoy and her bottom was torn open. The crew was able to weld most of it but steel plating was not onboard so they had to weld steel screwdrivers in to keep the water out.
    Frank
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    Going all electric on a massive talk is great, of course, but the first screwdriver-reinforced steel (SRS) hull? Now that's something! 😋

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    Yes, in the past a side of bacon was often used. Nowadays not onboard
    Frank

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    Still a month or so till our season begins, and it's been a cold wet winter. Floods locally over an wxtended period may mean either the river and estuary are cleared out, or that the mouth of the estuary and sand and mud bars are worse. Either is possible, and our wettest month is still to come…...

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    IMG-20220818-WA0000.jpgThis the latest picture of the Klipper Passaat that my son sent us: She is doing about 10 knots here, and in september, the last weekend, we will sail with her with our usual group family and friends, about 20 persons. I am asked to do provide of the food on friday night and it must be a Ragu, otherwise known as Bolognese sauce. I am glad with this choice as I haven't made this dish for quite a while because half of my family is converted now to veggie. Maybe I will do a Pesto alla Genovese for them and the reason for these dishes is that I can prepare them at home without all the busybodies trying to block my way to the cooker. Also it is compact enough to take with me in the train from Groningen to Harlingen, where the last stop is very close to the berth of our Klipper. Now all I have to do is cook a large mound of pasta and mix a green salad. I am looking forward to it.
    Frank

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    Another great picture, thanks!
    When cruising or just rafting up for a weekend I try to cook and freeze meals first.

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