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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.
Sliding hatch part II

This is what it looks like, after a wash with bleach and a good brushing, but before the Cetol treatment

The sliding hatch

to the companionway also needs some maintenance. Except for the teak work, the brackets that keeps it in place on the tracks on each side of the companionway needs to be replaced. The chandleries doesn't have any suitable items, so I guess we'll have to make our own.... In the meantime it gets it's share from the caulking gun.

04/09/2009 here with four days off work. ( I e ON boat work) Sunny and warm weather for the season so we are very busy all the Holiday working on various projects on deck.

Rebedding deck hardware to prevent water from penetrating the core. Upon inspection it turns out that Röde Orm is in remarkably good shape. The 44(!) year old bedding compound looks fine when I disassemble the jib sheet tracks to take a closer look. The only thing I have to do is to put some new caulking there and then reassemble it. Easy to say, but as so often on a boat, that last bolt is really difficult to get access to, and takes a lot of time and even more patience to get into place. Finally we manage to do it. -(yes, the detailer, with her patience was called upon. Patience is not one of my best...)

Bits and ends

At last the Spring is here. Just like that, from one day to another. All of a sudden the marina is so crowded with people who are busy preparing their boats for the upcoming season.

We are definitely busy ourselves too. The 'to do' -list is pretty long and at the same pace as we are checking it, new projects are coming up.

Isabelle is really skilled at 'detailing' as she prefer to call it. With the patience of an angel she is sanding, cleaning and brushing all the teak trim on deck and then she gives it three coats with her preferred teak treatment. 'Cetol' which is something in between teak-oil and varnish. A big job now but it will save us a lot of work later. Looks good too.

As good as new

we did send the anchor and the chain to be regalvanized. It came back just as good as new. Very nice, isn' t it?

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Who: Magnus & Isabelle
Port: Falsterbo -Sweden
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