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

On the Hard

29 April 2009
Big event for us. Tonight we had to climb a ladder to get to the boat, instead of stepping down to it at the dock.

When you own a boat, and especially when that boat is also your home, it's always a certain degree of excitement involved when it's time to launch or going up on land.

All went well, and we are enjoying the opportunity to use a sturdy trailer to let the boat sit on for the next few weeks while we'll work on it.

The bottom looked fine, with just a little bit of growth. Barnacles and some slime consisting of algae. Not bad at all considering that it's three years ago since I launched Röde Orm. I guess that my regular diving and scraping exercise has been a vital factor here.

One bad surprise was that the propeller was damaged. Apparently it had gotten entangled in some fishing gear or similar at some point, and one of the blades had a part missing, a little bit bigger than my thumb nail.

So, added to all the costly repairs and refits to the engine, a new prop is now also on the list. At least we can take the opportunity to get one with an appropriate pitch. The old prop never quite let the engine reach it's maximum RPMs- This equals running your car uphill constantly. engines donä't like that, simply put.
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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