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  • Upgrades 2022

    There have been a few upgrades to the boat this year too, ready for the season. I have 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

    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. […]

  • Sommar 2021 på Vestlandet

    Ferie! Og klar for tur nordover på Vestlandet. Me har ingen faste planar, me ser på vermeldingane. Blir det fint og passeleg vind, går me så langt ut på kysten som me kan, blir det for mykje vind, held me oss lenger inne i fjordane. Utanom ombyggjing til rorkultstyring i vinter, er den viktigaste oppgraderinga […]

  • Changing to tiller steering

    One of the discussions that sometimes comes up on sailing fora, is wheel or tiller steering. Of course, it depends on the boat and the user, and there are pros and cons with both. Our first boat, a 30 ft Dufour Arpege, had tiller steering. Vestavind has wheel. Until now, that is. I have wished […]

  • A late summer cruise with a tall ship, and a stowaway

    It was an old dream. When I was 13 or 14, a neighbour at my father’s age, told me that when he was a young boy he sailed as a trainee on a tall ship, the barque Statsraad Lehmkuhl. At the time, my father and I were building a model of a barque, after plans […]

  • Around Karmøy July 2020

    July 20 to 25 we sailed around Karmøy, with stops in Kopervik, Utsira and Kvitsøy. The weather was very good, with nice sailing from Karmøy, to Utsira, Kvitsøy and back home. These little communities are very fascinating. Here people have found a living for thousands of years. At Utsira there are remnants of houses from […]

  • Teak deck renovation continued (and completed) 2020

    Last year I restored most of the teak deck, but did not finish on the starboard side. That was the job for this spring. As usual, I was a bit too optimistic about the time. The boat wintered in the marina, under canvas. This gave some challenges as to when and how I could work. […]

  • Gratulerar med dagen, mor!

    92 år. 67 av dei på Talgje. Men det er vel over sytti år sidan du kom hit fyrste gongen. Frå eit moderne Odda mellom høge fjell, med innlagt vatn frå Folgefonna – Fonne – rett over, og straum i husa, til ei lita øy i eit ope ryfylkelandskap. Her bar dei vatn frå brunnen inn […]