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

WiFi and electronic repairs

21 May 2010 | Alcoutim/Sanlucar
WiFi is very nice to have on board. It's what makes all the difference as to being able to communicate with friends and family, and for me at least, to do some work from the boat.

We've had a NanoStation2 wifi amplifying antenna since a bit more than a year now and as with many technical convveniences, you don't realize just how dependent you are until they break or fail. A couple od days ago, the converter from 230 V to 12 V burnt and hence the unit didn't work and I had to sit outside the public library to get wifi signal. Not fun at all.

So after getting som technical support from friends on in particular I took to mending the unit yesterday.

After a lot of thinking, trying to remember whatever I learnt in elctricity/electronics back i school 30 years ago, I gathered the courage to solder a 12 V bridge pass the fried 230 V power input and thus powered the unit directly from the ship's mains which is an advantage obviously compared to working over an inverter.

Much to my surprise (!?) it actually worked, and I m now happily uploading this blogpost from the boat again.

As an aside, the technical mannual for the NS2 on their website states thatit works on anythng between 12-24 V DC so no problem.
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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Who: Magnus & Isabelle
Port: Falsterbo -Sweden