Sound of Silence

26 June 2010
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05 August 2009
30 June 2008
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Hi all

26 June 2010
This is a blog of the adventures and fun we have had with our sailboat "Sound of Silence". Please feel free to look around.

The blog entries are sorted by date and time, which means that the first entry is the one at the bottom and the last one is on top.

Enjoy!



Rune and Lucia

Upgrades so far

26 June 2010
Simrad and Northstar electronics including extra Data instrument at charttable, extra Data in cockpit, VHF with connection and speaker both in cockpit and at chart table, Northstar 8,4" chartplotter with AIS integrated and radar, Nasa navtex, CD/MP3 player with speakers.
Radarmast stb side aft with gimbaled radar mount and antennas.
Custom stainless steel instrument mount above cockpit hatch with 3x Simrad instruments and stainless steel at steering wheel lengthened to make space for Northstar chartplotter.
Simrad/Jefa autopilot installation.
Gennaker equipment.
Extra big wheel.
Extra spinlock mounted stb side for securing line from jib roller furler.
Boom top lift lead to cockpit stb side.
Curtains made in main cabin.
3x mast steps.
Sun awn.
IKEA teak garden table used as cockpit table (fits perfect, is solid and 6 can eat in comfort).
Handhold in cabin (at shower bulkhead).
Ronstan main system for easy up/down of main.
Electric winch for main halyard.
Delta 16kg and Rocna 25 kg anchors.
Bow spread for Rocna anchor and improved anchor winch installation.
Deck light, radar reflector etc.
2x new Jabsco bilge/shower pumps for the shower drains.
On/off switch on steering pedestal for the engine room vent.
2x extra service batteries installed on stb side.
Galley sink drain hoses re-connected to improve drainage.
Zodiac dinghy with 4 HP outboard.
Main sheet arrangment changed so zodiac fits on roof top on top of liferaft.
Ventilation fan in each cabin.
6 man life raft.
First aid kit.
Varous safety equpment.
Magma BBQ.

05 August 2009

30 June 2008
We sailed north from San Antonio and around the island.

30 June 2008
trykk her

29 June 2008
No fish for the BBQ tonight!

29 June 2008
The water temperature was 27 degrees Celcius every day.

28 June 2008
You can even see the sunset from the restaurant over San Antonio Bay.

28 June 2008
There is a lovely restaurant along the beach with a garden where you can relax and have a drink before dinner. I ordered a 5 dish cod meny. Everything included cod, even the desert :)

28 June 2008
We arrived in San Antonio and got a nice berth in the guest harbour. Went ashore for a walk and to have dinner.

28 June 2008
After a late departure caused by delays in flights we had a pleasent journey over to Ibiza. Boat full of friends this time and everybody looking forward to a great vacation. Michael, Alicia, Anders and Jacob had all taken the trip to Valencia to join Lucía and me for 2 unforgettable weeks sailing around Ibiza and down to Espalmador in Formentera. Quite an international crew as we are from Spain, Norway, Denmark and Germany.

03 May 2008
The next day we went ashore for a walk and the mandatory visit to the museum. We also took the zodiac for a spin around the island. Most of the other boats sailed in the evening, so I guess this is not the best place to stay the night, at least not before summer time when there is likely to be less swell.

02 May 2008
Several other boats arrived the next morning. It was quite a lot of swell all night which was rather annoying as the boat was rolling so much that I had to secure every plate, glass, shaving machine etc in every cabinet as every item were banging from side to side. Not so sure if this is my favorite place!

01 May 2008
This is the old lighthouse which was being restored at the time. The museum is also up there.

Land o'hoy!

01 May 2008
Lucía and me went for a new expedition to the Columbretes Island in May. It was much better weather this time.

Back in Valencia

17 March 2008
Safe back in Valencia, already looking forward to the next trip.

16 March 2008
First time with the gennaker, trying different courses to see how the boat reacts. The Hanse sailboats are made for single handed sailing from the start so it's easy for one person to adjust all the lines. Just perfect!

16 March 2008
But after a while we got a nice little breeze from just the perfect direction to try the gennaker.

On the way back

16 March 2008
The weather improved on the way back and it was sunny but too little wind to sail in the start. Then it's great to have an autopilot!

15 March 2008
"Don't forget the sauce!"
Vessel Name: Sound of Silence
Vessel Make/Model: Hanse 400e
Hailing Port: Valencia, Spain
Crew: Rune and Lucia
About: Rune, Norwegian, born 1975 Lucía, Spanish, born 1979
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This is us

Who: Rune and Lucia
Port: Valencia, Spain