Plans are nothing; planning is everything, said Dwight D Eisenhower back in the day. Nothing has rung quite as true the past year. Here’s how our plans for the second year in a row went to shit, but turned out magnificently regardless.
Today marks the one year anniversary for the Norwegian 2020 Covid lockdown. Our yacht was on the hard for a massive refit to get her ready to cross the Atlantic. And then everything went to shit.
What should have been a 14 month cruise from Norway to the Caribbean and back again turned out quite differently thanks to Covid. Now firmly on the right side of 2021, it was time to wrap up our journey!
In Part 1, we discussed the three pillars of condensation management; Heating, Insulation, and Ventilation. Now is the time for the practical implementation of these measures. Get ready for a shitload of pictures, a few surprises, facepalms and cursing…
Most production boats have notoriously poor ventilation and insulation. The result is a damp, mouldy and not very healthy, nor comfortable environment. They are hot when it’s warm, and freezing when it’s cold. Here’s how to get rid of the problems on a reasonable budget.
Designing a cockpit enclosure that protects you from the scorching tropical sun AND the bone chilling winds of the North Sea, but ALSO lets you trim your sails with ease is no small feat. Here’s how we designed ours.
What should have been a 14 month cruise from Norway to the Caribbean and back again turned out quite differently thanks to Covid. We decided to play the cards we were dealt, and flip a finger to 2020. This is how well that went.
This is the trip that started this madness. At that point, I was convinced I was getting a rediculously small boat with a rediculously big engine. Something like the Nitra 22P. Boy how I was wrong…