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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.
Deck repairs

One of the previous owners had a teak bulwark bolted to the toe rail. Then teh next owner took it off again. But some off those screw holes weren't sealed very well. Thus, one of the projects of today was to drill those holes bigger (or until all laminate gone bad was removed, and then fill them again with polyester resin with fibre glass in it. This is a little project that I reallly had in mind ever since I bought the boat, so it was great to finish it now. Necessary too, since we will repaint the deck in a not to far away future.

The Beauty in a Well Worn Item

This worn old sailmaker's palm is a piece of art. Doesn't need any comments, really, items like this are telling their own stories if you want to listen...

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...)

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Who: Magnus & Isabelle
Port: Falsterbo -Sweden
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