Tomorrow I drive Exlex to Stockholm to campaign her in our capital.
Trials are done. She is not perfect, far from it but with big will I think I can sail her to NZ although it ceratainly will not be easy.
Next boat be much better.
Most of the things are now fixed.
I did not get the leeboards to work to my satisfaction so I eliminated them after some consideration. Her windward ability suffered but she gained downwind. Its a balance. She now has no lateral area except her hull. Considering that her windward ability is amazing.
Persons having a positive interest in small cruisers are welcome to have a look at her, not to early in the day nor to late. I be somewhere west of Slussen east of Västerbron, thats the plan.
Below are some pictures.
The M20 boalt holding the leeboard.
Cutting the boalt.
Sculling away without the leeboards to put her on the trailer.
On the trailer next to the yellow boat with chinerunner I sailed from Kinsale Ireland to Poerto Santo Madeira to Martinique in 2011 ready to drive to Stockholm tomorrow 24 August.
Thanking those that have kindly donated to my voyage.
To be continued…