Category Archives: Waarschip
Made a nice sailing trip to Scheveningen last weekend. Earlier this year, Hiske Kamminga took some nice pictures of Wahine:
I really love the spacious water of the Haringvliet. After arrival in Hellevoetssluis early may, I made several trips alone and with friends. It’s funny how quickly I remembered the locations of buoys and landmarks from 15 years ago, when … Continue reading
After spending the winter ashore at Jachtwerf de Haas in Den Haag, Wahine was re-launched last week and I made the trip to Hellevoetsluis, where she’ll be for the summer. Quite an attraction to be heading out of the Parksluizen … Continue reading
Great project for the Vendée Globe. No diesel or gasoline on board.
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
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
After about two years of occasional shore based work, Wahine has finally been launched. I was ecstatically happy!
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
Motor controller, battery charger and DC-DC converter arrived from china today.
Got the sail drive installed and created an engine seat.