Month: Apr 2022

  • Upgrades 2022

    Upgrades 2022

    There have been a few upgrades to the boat this year too, ready for the season. I has had a wish for several years to change the backstay from one single stay that could not be adjusted under sail, to a bridle with block and tackle. Hans G. Sørensen at Ship Shape, Stavanger, built it […]

  • Building the half hull Aasta

    Building  the half hull Aasta

    This is the history of a half hull, going back to the 1870s. In the 1870s, three brothers of my great grand father worked as ship wrights in Sand, Ryfylke, south west Norway. The yard developed with the demand for shipping and built quite large ships, until a fire devastated the whole enterprise in 1879. […]