zeyang

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  1. zeyang

    boatbuilding

    Talking about kids. I think it should be compulsory for them to sail square or gaff riggers need brainwash from young age else they might end up on a Bermuda rig or heroin addicts, whichever is worse https://youtu.be/WKS-bGcoZW4
  2. zeyang

    boatbuilding

    Not that one but.this one and this nice lady for a while. Fun to have kids onboard. Keep you busy 24 hours a day
  3. zeyang

    boatbuilding

    Finish next year. That was 2009. Makes me embarrassed. Finished in 2016 sort if,. Now we are back to make her perfect. But I think its better not understand time consumed in future , if you knew that next 7 years will be mostly inside a Boatshed it will be less homebuilt project out there. Plenty of sacrifices but also plenty of joys. Many people ask if we do it again, and answer is: next time we build her twice as big z
  4. zeyang

    boatbuilding

    Too late, at least for some. Here is one lady. Really hard working, then something happened. But t-shirt on toodler is cool . She was brushing pre-welds for weeks. Never complained.
  5. zeyang

    boatbuilding

    Here is our bulwark.
  6. zeyang

    boatbuilding

    Interesting comment. How should the bulwark be you think? divided up into two planks? make bulwark lower? This is RS1 the first built by colin archer.
  7. zeyang

    boatbuilding

    Try to answer your questions. there is not really any blog. Some updates on facebook, forums etc. But they closest are most detailed place (technically is) weldingweb under project and pictures. (warning its quite long) Agree that FB is a mess. We consider getting our own webpage, but welding have higher priority sofar. https://weldingweb.com/showthread.php?29094-alu-sailboat-buliding/page77 Boat is in norway after sailing norway-brazil- norway last year. We see we need more modifcation. like deckhouse and engine plus get rid of small stuff who eats sails and ropes. (long list here) Building up a workshop in downtown oslo close to the boat. re Lead: we have between 6 and 7 tonns of lead in keel. It had to be moved back when boat hit the water. Now it seems quite balanced but maybe a little heavy. Will not need to alter prop or keel aperture. its space for 610 mm prop. engine have to be moved forward through bulkhead or up, depends whats easiest. Today the engine is horizontal, so if we keep that system we need move it forward to add space for longer/wider engine. Hull has been working perfectly sofar. I cant point at anything there. Ofcourse she is a slow boat. weight 24 tonns, long keel etc. Might make her faster by getting more sails and higher masts but she has been sailing in areas with little wind and also from not the best angle gaff-rig wise. (on starboard or port tack for weeks up atlantic) Downwind she will work better, but who wants to sail just downwind?
  8. zeyang

    boatbuilding

    Sadly most of them are pregnant or have babies today so lost some really good crew. But we are back to working now, will need a wheel/deckhouse. its too cold sail without one. Also engine is important.
  9. zeyang

    boatbuilding

    Thanks. as they say. sailing is same as working on the boat in exotic places :-)
  10. zeyang

    boatbuilding

    Merry christmas and a happy new year from sailing the farm. Plan this winter is: 1. Change engine to 100 hp. 2. Built deckhouse to survive sailing in arctic/antarctic areas. As always, if you want to join us just send us message in a bottle ..
  11. zeyang

    boatbuilding

    Yes. We was in buenos aires for 2 months.
  12. zeyang

    boatbuilding

    we have fallen in love with the Atlantic ocean. since its getting close to winter further south and hard to reach Patagonia with our small engine this time of the year. we decided to explore north Atlantic summer and hopefully also look for a place to replace our 30 hp engine somewhere north. look out for a perkins 4.236 for us please and also tips of a good place to work on the boat for some months where its not too hot..... and yes... if you want to join us going north, please send us a message.
  13. zeyang

    boatbuilding

    long days of working make ready for next leg down to sao Paulo
  14. zeyang

    boatbuilding

    We are now in Salvador Brazil on 12 degrees south after 21 days of pleasant crossing from cape verde. As on old sailing ship crossing equator line Neptune came onboard to baptist the crew, thankfully she didn't use tar and feather as in old days so it was pretty easy to clean off the barber foam, then they was eligible to have a anchor tattoo with name of their loved ones. Some had problem remember their boyfriends name for a second it seems Rest of journey from 0 degree to 12 degrees south was with a couple of days of calm weather until we hit the easterly wind on the south side and then straight for Salvador. Salvador was discovered in 1501 and soon became the main trade route for Portugal and a slave trade port. I'm curious the route they sailed empty back to Africa to get more slaves. Going straight east is hard so they might go south to catch the westerly wind down there. Portugal had some 30.000 voyages shipping more than 4.5 million slaves between Africa and Brazil. Anyway our plan is going south into colder climate again. Hopefully all way down the south American continent before we have to decide if we want to explore African side or west side of south America (if wind and weather permits) . If you want to join please send us an email. Love Sailing The Farm A Seagypsy Tribe of Tomorrow
  15. zeyang

    boatbuilding

    https://youtu.be/0jAnYRC0zE4. Music from double trouble. (The two crazy ladies onboard)