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Démâtage

Oh nooo, cruel, cruel ocean. Now you have a mast, now you don’t. Bon courage Sam!

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100% Ecopowered sailing

Great project for the Vendée Globe. No diesel or gasoline on board.

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Looking forward to the start of the Vendee Globe

Only about one and a half month to the start of the Vendee Globe. Really looking forward to it. A surprising number of names from the edition of 4 years ago will be present again in this edition, so it … Continue reading

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Electric Drive Running

The electric drive system is running! It’s a bit noisier than I had hoped for and the engine doesn’t run entirely smoothly yet. However, Wahine runs at approximately 5 knots at full throttle, which is what I had hoped for. … Continue reading

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Wahine to Schiermonnikoog

Wahine’s first trip to a friend’s wedding on Schiermonnikoog was a great success. After starting with very little wind, the weather was absolutely perfect. The last part of the channel towards the harbour of Schiermonnikoog is rather shallow, so friend … Continue reading

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Wahine Launched!

After about two years of occasional shore based work, Wahine has finally been launched. I was ecstatically happy!

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Keel finally attached again

After numerous adventures with the keel construction –the keel is made of very poor quality cast iron– , it was finally reattached to the boat yesterday. 8 new keel bolts are in place to make sure it won’t fall off. … Continue reading

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Home to work

Very happy with the new office 😀 Bicycle trip is very doable and refreshing.

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Motor controller, charger and DC converter arrived.

Motor controller, battery charger and DC-DC converter arrived from china today.

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Engine and saildrive installation

Got the sail drive installed and created an engine seat.

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