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    Back to the Willem Barentsz boat. The little shipboat has the same colours as the big one. Here she is just launched and baptized by a royal princess. Gerald de Weert claims her name( of the ship) was 'De witte Swaan', or White Swan. It is a happy coincidence he discovered this fact just before she was launched.
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    The little shipboat is painted in the big ship colours.
    When the ship was launched Gerald de Weert disclosed that in old files the original name of the expedition ship was dicovered. It is a happy coincidence that he found this fact just before she was launched
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    Do. Not. Stop.

    Best. Thread. Ever.

    Peace,
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    Ok Robert, I'll have some more bluffbowed boats.

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    But I cannot post them now, new pics around 14 december. Frank
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    Greetings from North Friesland. Boat is a Norwalk Islands Sharpie 18.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FF View Post
    Ok Robert, I'll have some more bluffbowed boats.
    Bluff bowed, sharp bowed, single hulled, multi hulled... whatever.

    I don’t live near enough water to enjoy these type sights regularly. It’s all a treat, to me.

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    Henning, great to see a sharpie on the Waddenzee. I often thought they could be very good boats there and I think some of our local craft could be very well built in plywood instead of steel.

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    Indeed it's a very good boat for the wadden sea. If it's ok for you I'll post some more pictures.

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    Bordelumsiel. My homeport is located between Nordstrandischmoor and Hamburgerhallig. The Seglerverein Bordelumsiel is a very smal sailingclub. There a 10 boats in the club.
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    Henning, please continue. Cant post pics here.

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    Thank you! I will continue tomorrow evening.

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    When I leave Bordelumsiel and sail about 2 or 3 miles to southwest, I reach the small harbour of the "Hallig Nordstrandischmoor", a lovely place to be.
    Just right to follow the final of the Soccer Championship 2014 at the radio. Our goal was to sail to the island "Pellworm" to watch the match in TV, but the wind dies. The next day there was so much wind that we decided to stay one more night at Nordstrandischmoor.
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    Here is a map of the North Frisian Waddensea
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    It looks that your cruising grounds are more exposed to the North Sea then where I usually sail. I think crossing the Elbe entrance is a bit intimidating for instance. Btw I like your pictures.

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    If you stay behind the sands and the outer islands, everything is fine. You just have to avoid situations where the wind is against the tide. In such moments I lift the daggerboard a little bit and sail in shallow waters where the waves and the current are not so strong.

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    Ok. Now it´s time to leave Nordstrandischmoor. The wind has dropped to force 5 and we want to visit the beautiful Hallig Hooge. With the rest of the Tide Fjordsang sails out of the harbour into the Rummelloch, a Passage north of Pellworm. At low tide the anchor is dropped and we have to wait for a couple of hours. Time for a breakfest surrounded by seals laying on the sands.
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    Thats also our strategy, to go to shallow water out of waves and currents. And do you ever 'walk the boat' when the water is to thin to sail or motor? I know Drascombe sailors do this sometimes. I have not yet seen a Norfolk Sharpie in the flesh. I expect the chine helps to sail in shallow water as well.

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    The chine really helps! It works like a very long keel. Walking the boat is a option I use not very often. Most of the time I just drop the anchor and enjoy the scenery.

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    Ok, we have enough water to continue our trip to Hooge. At daytime there a some tourists at Hooge, but when the ferry leaves the Hallig, silence comes back. There are many good berths in the harbour for flatbottomed boats. Many birds like oystercatchers live in the harbour, too.
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    On a calm summerday it ist time to sail to the Island Föhr, which is called "The North Frisian Caribian". At first, we have to use the outboard, but later we can use the sail and the currents. The next day is sunny and calm again, so we visit the sandbar "Preester" in the east of Föhr.
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    After spending some days at Föhr, it is time to sail home. We leave the island at a sunny day with fair winds and sail back to Hooge. After Hooge we want to visit a Jewel in this region, Hallig Gröde. There live only a handfull of people at Gröde, it's a small paradise.
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    For me, Gröde was the highlight of our 2014 cruise. In 2015 we sailed to some other nice places in the North Frisian Islands. Let me know if you want me to post more.
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    I like your landscape pictures with the saltwater marsh very much and your boat is really at home.
    Also I remember a story on a small railway where a sailing wagon crossed the sea in your neighbourhood. Have you seen it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF View Post
    The boatbuilding industry here was not so interested in bilgekeelers and centreboarders so these were imported. They preferred to build keelboats, cruiser/racers, and maybe that was a good thing for our shallow waters. De marina's around the Ijsselmeer are full with those boats and they stay west of the line Harlingen-Terschelling.
    The english were fortunate to have an influential designer like Maurice Griffiths but we had Ir. J. Loeff, editor of 'De Zeilsport', the dutch sail bible. Loeff felt that a 'proper yacht' was roundbilge with a deep ballast keel. When he reviewed a catboat from Charles Witholz he had nothing but contempt for the boat, that would have been perfect for our waters. If you wanted to sail the Waddenzee you needed a heavy traditional oak but preferably steel flatbottomed boat that could be registered in the 'Stamboek Rond and Platbodems'. Some types would have benefitted from plywood, like scows, but it was frowned upon. No crossovers but segregration, almost 'Apartheid'.
    Hoping we can change that, a little at least:
    The Punter is coming along, though I got started on her later than planned. Hoping it will warm up before too long, as I will need to paint the skin.
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    Great thread and great pics - thanks for posting.
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    Thank you so much for posting this thread, FF. I think the big boats are incredibly beautiful, and how nice

    Ralphie

    PS: I was reminded by your story of digging Cockles in the mud as a boy near Homer, Alaska (1976). They were large, bigger than a fist as I recall, and they made the best clam chowder I ever had!
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    Henning,

    Yes, please post more. Great photos of an interesting part of the world. If not in this thread then in another one.

    Thanks!

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    Hi Dave, thats a surprise! Are you doing a thread or blog on that boat? Ralphie Boy, I will post some more on what you like. And Henning, like Dave S said, you are welcome to post more.10355375_306243122868872_8795889353857336263_n.jpegIMG-20180424-WA0036.jpgIMG-20180424-WA0041.jpgDSC_0153.jpgIMG-20180424-WA0049.jpg

    Here you see the tjalk 'Overwinning' on the Sands, and we are going to find cockles. Normally I watered them for hours but my son showed us a trick to feed them some breadcrumbs, cockles in a bucket in seawater, they ate it and quikly got rid of the sand so you can cook them. You begin with a casserole and oliveoil, garlic and pepper, add white wine and cockles and serve them with persil. With your fav pasta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF View Post
    Hi Dave, thats a surprise! Are you doing a thread or blog on that boat? Ralphie Boy, I will post some more on what you like. And Henning, like Dave S said, you are welcome to post more.10355375_306243122868872_8795889353857336263_n.jpegIMG-20180424-WA0036.jpgIMG-20180424-WA0041.jpgDSC_0153.jpgIMG-20180424-WA0049.jpg

    Here you see the tjalk 'Overwinning' on the Sands, and we are going to find cockles. Normally I watered them for hours but my son showed us a trick to feed them some breadcrumbs, cockles in a bucket in seawater, they ate it and quikly got rid of the sand so you can cook them. You begin with a casserole and oliveoil, garlic and pepper, add white wine and cockles and serve them with persil. With your fav pasta.
    I just love this boat!

    Peace,
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    That NIS seems the perfect boat for those waters. How does she do in a chop...The bow is slightly immersed, does it slap annoyingly unless you are heeled over? or at anchor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gilberj View Post
    That NIS seems the perfect boat for those waters. How does she do in a chop...The bow is slightly immersed, does it slap annoyingly unless you are heeled over? or at anchor?
    It is the perfekt boat! The bow is only slapping, if you motor against force 5 or stronger winds. It sails very good to windward, so there is no need to do that. Under sail she heels a bit over and the chine works as a long keel. When I fasten the rudder she sails about 15 minutes for her own, very practical for a solo sailor.
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    Henning, you built her yourself?

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    No. I bought her from the widow of the builder. Sadly he died in spring 2012 and I bought the boat in autum. In memoriam I kept the original name.

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    Interesting sailing area that Henning. I miss the ebb and flow of tides, but do not miss getting up at 3am to catch one. Thanks all for posting, keep going. Do you visit the Baltic side also?

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