Manie B has upgraded his challange. I wish him good luck. I am sure a full keel will work. Its more a question of convinience. Sure sail area foreward will help overcome weather helm but you will have a fight between two forces. To my mind its better to eleminate the keel.

For more about his challange see:


If Manie likes to quote from my work he is welcome.

I wonder about the byrocrats in Port Elisabeth will they give problems?

I have been to the book fair in Göteborg, to NM-epoxy in to get more epoxy, to Garmin, to Teufelberger for ropes, doing research in archives for my new book and much more.

Now I am back in Västervik for more work on the boat and book.

To be continued…

Regards Yrvind