The big day has come and we bid farewell to La Palma‘s beautiful landscapes. One last time we enjoyed hiking in the Caldera de Taburiente, seeing the banana 🍌 trees from the bus when coming „home“ to Thula and watching the sun set over the black volcano sand.
One last night in a quiet harbour and tomorrow the Atlantic will hopefully push us gently over to the Caribbean with fair winds. We hope to arrive just before New Year.
Every inch of the boat is packed with food and water. Our blue water line has almost vanished...
So you‘ll hear from us from the other side! Ahoi from Ilja, Janna and our new brave crew member Nora #oceancrossing#atlanticocean#atlanticoceanroad#bluewater#langfahrt#sailingocean#traveltheworld#biggestadventure#theocean#boatmaintenance#boatwork#discover
Hide and seek sailboat style? Or just figuring out where to install our watermaker? 😄
We have finally decided how we want to have our watermaker installation and also started with the installation! 😃 💦 we have some components in position but still some work left until we are completely finished, read more about our thought and first installation part on our blog, link in bio 😃⛵️💦
Category of awesome people 💪🎉
This is @sailingbecausewhynot
One of my best friends used all his spear-time earlier this year on his boat, making preparations to go sail the Mediterranean. And he’s the lucky kind, he actually found a girl who loves sailing just as much as him. And they’ve done a great job on the boat. They’re of somewhere around Porto by now. Follow their adventures if you’d like; @sailingbecausewhynot.
PROGRESS UPDATE: SV TERA
Well, this chapter of boat projects is slowly coming to an end. We are pretty darn close to installing the water tanks in the boat at this point.
In the first photo, Joe is seen grinding down the top sides of the tanks to make the tank flat for the lids. We then filled each tank with water to measure capacity for each. We have approximately 110 gallons of total capacity for the water tanks! That is a 10 gallon increase from the old aluminum tanks. Next, we created flanges for the tops of the tanks to which we will secure the lids. The flanges were then cut down to size, sanded down on the outer wall and cut to 4 inches for the inner wall. Afterwards, we created the lids with 5 layers of fiberglass, just like the tanks. We measured and cut 3 inspection ports into the lids - 1 for each of the 3 baffled chambers. Then, the moment of truth - we took both tanks to the boat to see if they fit, and they fit in the compartments perfectly!! The water intake outtake, and vent fitting holes were cut into the tanks, and the fittings were installed, too!! She is almost complete!! ⛵️ 🏖 🌴 •
Deseándoles un productivo día, desde acá desde #chacachacare estado Nueva Esparta, Isla de Margarita, esta es parte de la maravillosa vista que nos rodea, somos ASTIVAMAR ⚓
Desde acá le enviamos un cordial saludo reafirmando nuestro compromiso de seguir brindando un servicio de calidad a nuestros clientes, somos parte del equipo que labora en ASTIVAMAR y los invitamos a disfrutar de los diferentes servicios que ofrecemos con la mejor garantía del mercado.
Nos encontramos siempre en constante innovación tecnológica, renovación y aumento de equipos para atender todos los requerimientos de nuestros clientes, contamos con capital humano altamente calificado, todo con un mismo objetivo: la mejora continua al servicio del cliente. Somos ASTIVAMAR ⚓
A nice picture of Mario, Trampi, the Shelter Bay Marina Manager Juan and me a couple of weeks ago when we picked up our new batteries here.
With a little bit delay the episode is online where we installed them. We had some technical issues with the subtitles, YouTube didn’t want to safe them... I hope now they are correct... Enjoy the video and have a great day! Link in the comments 😊
Sometimes you simply have to grit your teeth to #dontgiveuptheship . Just finished the starboard model for the new bulwark. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The former bulwark was made of fiberglas with a plywood core and screwed at the ship’s side. After 15 years in the mediterranean it was almost completely soaked with water and destroyed by the sun and a few little termites.😉 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
For the future we want to prevent the new bulwark to not face the same fate. For various reasons - such as sustainability, costs and durability - we experiment with special 25mm recycled plastic boards which we use as core material instead of plywood. @svshipsy#freelikeaboat#classicyacht#boatwork#recycledplastic#boatbuilding
Surprise surprise!! After a couple of weeks at Anchorage the captain was ready to move to the dock for some well needed electricity and water, but who said thing always go as planned! And in boat you never get bored, for better or worst...
While pulling the anchor he felt a weird vibration, something just wasn't right... He tried to move the boat backwards when he heard the Bang! Of course this stuff has to happen when your single handed and it's sunset... I must say I'm freaking proud of this sailor!! He managed to move the boat with the help of the dinghy and get safely and sound in the dock... A day of some serious dirty work with the help of a friend and the problem was fixed! 🔨💪👏✅
Removing as much as possible of the old caulk with a cutter knife, removing more, even more, use a reef hook to get out even more until bare wood, sanding sanding sanding, apply bond breaking tape and just before recaulking, get a proper clean with aceton. It's gonna take us foreeeeever.