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2 days ago
Hi guys, Yes it’s a long one I know, but hope you find it nice to watch. Don't worry it's not as dramatic as it sounds :) In this episode we head to a closer, more local place called Napoleonsviken, where unfortunately we crash the boat. It’s usually a nice little bay near to Stockholm, and that’s exactly the reason why it get’s crowded. Link for the Crepeboat (Madam Flod Boat), you can check out where they are going here: https://www.facebook.com/Madamflodboat/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARDFWwj6wVCr6qMCgJQXdC_e4mbI7QLxoVLbv1Fww8zzpX1cZD9n3JvCFLfw34c1CKNgBkqTfNYa7fJ- All the best, Chris and Tanja
8 days ago
Hi guys, no sailing in this episode, but we are on the water at least. This is a quick tour around a small part of Stockholm where we live. If you haven’t tried SUP boarding, give it a go, I (Chris) didn’t really see the point of it at first but turns out it’s a lot of fun, doing some great exercise. Could be the perfect supplement to your cruising boat. This was one of our afterwork paddle board outings, we really try to enjoy the short Swedish summer for as long as it lasts. Hope you enjoy, cheers, Chris and Tanja PS. More sailing will come in the next episode :) I think we just like to share anything we are doing on the water The paddle boards we are using in this video are from Red Paddle. We are not sponsored by them in any way, just sharing good products. https://redpaddleco.com/en-gb/product/113-sport/#configuration
14 days ago
Unfortunately during the first charter the anchor dragged and they ended up on the bottom. The charterers were very nice and admitted the damage, so I went down to have a look, here is what I found!
17 days ago
Hi guys, this is just a brief look at this gadget I purchased from seasea.se. It's made a massive difference in the effort it takes to manoeuvre the stern anchor on and off the pushpit. It's only going to be a temporary solution until we can find something more beautiful but it does a great job for now. I could not find many pictures or good information on this, so I thought it could be useful to someone up here in the north. https://www.seasea.se/ankard%C3%A4vert
20 days ago
In this tech episode we show you a few more things Hanse missed before the handover, the biggest Swedish cycle race and what happened during the first charter of the season.
1 month ago
Incase you are wondering "Blowing out the cobwebs" is a term my father used to use when there was a good wind and a good sail. In this episode I arrive back from the US a little jetlagged and we start another great weekend on the boat. It started off with some docking practice and we ended up going to Säck. Been there before but sometimes that's ok :) It was cracking sailing weather all the way out and back, got some great drone footage and learnt a few things along the way. We like to share the experiences and we hope you enjoy watching. Cheers, Chris and Tanja
2 months ago
Hi guys, this is just a quick look at the spare anchor we just bought, the Fortress FX-37. Hope it gives you a little information about it. Distant shores review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnQs6zoUE9o&t=310s
2 months ago
In the last couple of days of our trip we leave Finnhamn and head to an area called Lådna. The bow anchor is tested, the rain comes in and we sit out the night in our extremely cozy saloon. The next day an extreme sail race with “Laminate sail man” takes place… Hope you enjoy, cheers
2 months ago
We head from Säck to Finhamn, do some sweet BBQ'ing and test out the new dinghy. We also find out we have difficulties mooring the dinghy :) https://finnhamn.se/en
2 months ago
For the second tech video I make Kent from Anchormatic in Stockholm to see what they provide for stern anchoring in the Stockholm archipelago. There were some mixed opinions from people I spoke to but I think I am leaning towards it https://anchormatic.se/en/
2 months ago
Finally we head out for our first weekend together in the Stockholm archipelago and head out of Lidingö past Vaxholm to a place called Säck, one of our favourite places to go and also the first natural harbour we ever saw in Sweden.
3 months ago
The first in the tech series that I’m launching. The footage is a bit raw and maybe it’s aimed a little towards the Hanse owners, but I thought this side of things could be useful to some people. In this episode of tech stuff we see a little of the following things: - Tanja messing around in the kitchen :) - Some things Hanse provide with the boat - Storage space in the stern of a Hanse 418 - How to make your berth bomb proof for chartering - Electric domestic toilet is fitted - Ground sensor is fitted - Outboard mount fitted - Labelling the sheets - Companion way grab rails fitted - We look at another Hanse that was grounded hard - Hanse build quality opinions from yard worker - A warranty issue with the companion way hatches and how Lewmar respond to this Have a great day
4 months ago
In the final leg to Stockholm we leave Kalmar and cross a big stretch of the Baltic. The winds are calm and I find an ingenious way to pull the main sheet back through the track (if I don’t say so myself). The night shift starts again and we are awoken by a glorious sunrise. We arrive in Sandhamn to rain and lastly when arriving into Stockholm we discover we have been given the wrong berth and our berth is way too small. Things will get easier in the sailing game one day we are sure, but we made it!! We actually made it home to Stockholm!
4 months ago
In this episode we sail from Christiansø to Kristianopel and then onto Kalmar. Along the way we spot a robin that is in need of rest and he flies in and lands right on top of Tanja! Never seen that before! As usual things don’t go to plan and we end up in a very scary docking situation in 20+ knots winds in a very tight harbour. We try to share the lessons we learn’t so you maybe someone else can learn from our mistakes. From Chris: Sailing doom and gloom is back, really tempted to change the channelI name after watching myself. I think you can probably tell in the video we are pretty tired after a few early mornings and a couple of all nighters in some tough cold conditions so apologies that I might be just as “entertaining” as ever :) Hope you enjoy, thanks for watching
5 months ago
We leave Greifswald on Aurora’s maiden voyage. We are in a bit of a hurry to catch the lifting bridge to get out to sea, all starts of well as we head out to Christiansø and across the shipping lanes and the overnight sail is pretty eventful as we sail through thunderstorms. In Christiansø we try to get the sail out as I sensed there was something wrong when I furled the mainsail in the night before. Sure enough there was, the learning curve is steep as we haven’t used an in mast furling sail before. So this episode isn’t all fun and games unfortunately but we learn so much about the in-mast furling and the problems that you can have. In the future I will try to do a proper tutorial on what we learned with the Selden mast and the Elfstrom in-mast furling sail. In hind sight the problem was simply lack of experience with this rig, learning something new everyday! All the best, Chris and Tanja Instagram: saling_yacht_aurora
5 months ago
We finally travel to Greifswald to pick up Aurora, our new Hanse 418. We leave for Germany together with Torbjörn from Bohus Yachts Sweden, who will be doing the handover and helping us getting the last things done. For Tanja it’s the first time she will see the boat and it’s an emotional day. In Greifswald we still have a lot to do before we are ready to start our journey north to Stockholm; stern anchor needs to be fitted, sprayhood and cockpit tent needs to be put up and checked, and a couple of last runs to the boat store for more stuff. We chose a sprayhood and cockpit tent from the Swedish company Kapell & Annat as from the research we did, they seemed to deliver the best quality. We were really happy with our choice. link: https://kapell-annat.se/ Instagram: sailing_yacht_aurora
5 months ago
In this episode we are preparing to go and pick up the boat which was a bit of a mission. Not only did we need to buy a lot of stuff for the boat and also for chartering the boat out, but we also needed to get ourselves certified to actually legally be able to pick up the boat and sail her home. Despite all our planning, travelling and a canceled course gave us a bit of a scare just a week before leaving Stockholm.
6 months ago
Warning - none sailing episode! Welcome to Ghana, in this one I do some exploring in the jungle, explore a slavery castle and get to go on a ride out with the boys at Harley Davidson in Accra…. and what a ride it was! Ended up with some great food and drag racing at the end but that’s what happens when you give the boys some toys :) In the next episode we get back to the sailing topic, talking about our preparations to pick the boat up and the exams we have undertaken. On the weekend we are heading down to Copenhagen and then to Germany next week. Things are super exciting for us right now, looking forward to sharing that with you. Let me know in the comments if you want me to do these travel videos or not, any input from you guys helps! Cheers
6 months ago
Warning - none sailing episode! Welcome to Ghana, in this one I do some exploring in the jungle, explore a slavery castle and get to go on a ride out with the boys at Harley Davidson in Accra…. and what a ride it was! Ended up with some great food and drag racing at the end but that’s what happens when you give the boys some toys :) In the next episode we get back to the sailing topic, talking about our preparations to pick the boat up and the exams we have undertaken. On the weekend we are heading down to Copenhagen and then to Germany next week. Things are super exciting for us right now, looking forward to sharing that with you. Let me know in the comments if you want me to do these travel videos or not, any input from you guys helps! Cheers
6 months ago
While browsing sailing youtube channels, I came across Ryan and Sophie’s channel and Polar Seal, I noticed that in their introduction video my apartment was in the background of one of their shots in Stockholm. I got in contact with them and turns out I was in Gibraltar/Spain one month later and I had a weekend free. What a great opportunity to go and meet them in Almerimar. They are a really great couple and we had some great laughs and conversation, hope you enjoy a little insight into that, some great talk about Lithium batteries also. Their channel is in my favourites if you want to follow them, I think their editing and content is really awesome, check it out.
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