The Voyage of 'S/V Röde Orm' - Sweden

Come on board and take part in our adventures while exploring the world at the slow pace of a sailing boat. We left in June 2009, heading south to escape the northern winter... to start with. Currently in Algarve/Portugal taking it one day at a time.

13 September 2010
11 September 2010 | Nantes, Bretagne-France
07 September 2010 | Bretagne (or Normandie?)
02 September 2010 | still the same...
31 August 2010 | Rezè- Bretagne (boat in Rio Guadiana)
09 August 2010 | Rezé//Bretagne//France
18 July 2010 | Clisson/La Sèvre
15 July 2010 | Nantes/ Brittany
14 July 2010 | Nantes/Bretagne/France
25 June 2010 | Gamleby- Sweden
05 June 2010 | Mértola// Minas San Domingo
27 May 2010 | Alcoutim
24 May 2010 | of the River
21 May 2010 | Alcoutim/Sanlucar
21 May 2010 | Alcoutim/Sanlucar
16 May 2010 | Alcoutim
10 May 2010 | Alcoutim/Sanlucar
30 April 2010 | Alcoutim-PT// Sanlucar- ES
24 April 2010 | Ayamonte - Andalucia - Spain

Bad News.... and then a Good One

26 November 2009 | Ferragudo
At last the long awaited sailmaker came back to his shop. Then to Röde Orm. The bad news was that upon his visit onboard, he raised the price wanted for making a sprayhood for our boat. As a matter of fact he raisedhis asking price more than 60% compared to the median value of the estimate we got from him some weeks ago.
Yes, the estimate that had us come here in the first place.

This made me really disappointed. Then upset, and finally plain angry. That kind of behaviour is not meant to be encouraged.

As one of many coinsidences in life, I just happened to talk to a couple of other cruising sailors over in the marina a few days ago who strongly recommended Jerry - another English sailmaker who has set up a little shop here.

I gave hin a ring, he sounded nice and positive. Also, he told me right away that he needed 2-3 weeks to do this job since otherwise 'he would have to make a few other customers disspointed'. That's an explanation I ccan understand very well, so we made an appointment for him to come on board and give us a price.

He did that, and also came up with some rather nice ideas, when we told him of our plans for a combined awning and rainwater catcher ffor the cockpit. All this at a price that was well under hs colleague (read competitor) and not a all much over what I had estimated it at myself. Fne, we made a deal on the spot.

He doesn't keep the stainless pipes and the fabric on stock so it will take him about a week to get it delivered. In the meantime, we'll move to Alvor, 5 M to the west of here, for a change of scenery. Then the sprayhood job is supposed to be finished in a couple of days or so during which we can get Isabelle's laptop back from the repir shop plus a few other little thngs on the agenda.

We haven't seen Jerry's work yet, but ave got good recommendations from several of his customers so we hope for the best.
Vessel Name: Röde Orm
Vessel Make/Model: Laurin 32 ketch built in 1965
Hailing Port: Falsterbo -Sweden
Crew: Magnus & Isabelle
MAGNUS, Swedish skipper. Navigation teacher and a Commercial Yachtmaster. After many years of dreaming, recently sold off his business since over 20 years. Left swedish waters in June 2009 and hasn't yet looked back ISABELLE, Born in Brittany/France & First Mate. [...]
During 2008 we cruised during two and a half months in the Baltic Sea as covered in the older posts on this blog together with Magnus's 2007 cruise to 66 degrees North in the Baltic Sea. During this spring of 2009 we completed an extensive exterior refit of Röde Orm, and untied the docking [...]
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