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  • Hello Martin, I wouldn't open a previously closed engine well. Actually, I was considering closing mine as well. For the simple reason, the engine well takes precious space off the back locker, which would come handy for fenders. Also I use an electric engine, as I sail on Edersee, Germany, where fuel engines aren't allowed. The electric motor is much smaller and lighter and doesn...
    elidore@... Nov 17, 2017
  • Hi there, I'm flattered, that you think the pictures me and some friends or family members took of my boat. (It's difficult to take a picture of your boat under sail, when you're the one sailing her...) I've added some pictures of her last sail for the season on the way to the slip. As an early riser, I took her in the early morning hours out for the 3km to the slip. I hadn't...
    elidore@... Oct 11, 2017
  • >> A canvas cover is ordered, but the sailmaker is either very busy or very slow, hopefully I'll get before the end of season, which will be in October. >Welcome to the world of sailing!!! >Oliver Thanks you so much... So you say sailing is slow and the business around it as well? Well, I hear you. The most heard comment at the jetty from any boat owner is: 'Must fix/change this in...
    elidore@... Sep 4, 2017
  • Thank you for your comments and recomendations. It's nice to hear, how others deal with this problem. A canvas cover is ordered, but the sailmaker is either very busy or very slow, hopefully I'll get before the end of season, which will be in October. In the meantime I live with the cork. I also have a slatted floor in the cockpit. Still there are several liters of water inside by...
    elidore@... Aug 18, 2017
  • After a few month sailing Mary Ann II at Edersee here in Germany and having a nice place at the jetty, I've come to admire the well thought through design of her. She's easily sailed single handed, all ropes to be handled from the cockpit, the traveler far back and not in the middle of the cockpit, like I've seen on other boats, the boom high enough to never be in any danger to...
    elidore@... Aug 16, 2017
  • After a bit of work done, my boat is nearly ready to sail now. I've stumbled across some problems during getting Mary Ann fit for the season. Most of them I've got sorted out by now, but with one problem I can't find a solution on my own. One of the airing-whatever-you-call-it is missing on top of the cabin. The previous owner had covered the frame quite generously with duct tape...
    elidore@... May 9, 2017
  • Hello Oliver, thank you for the links and all this helpfull information. I will check out your links and references in order to learn more about my new love. I should have added, that I don't have a Gaff, but a Bermudan Rigg, which seems for me a bit easier to handle. She doesn't sport lazy jacks, nor do I plan on them, but there is roller furling. There was no UV protection for...
    elidore@... Mar 26, 2017
  • Thank you for the welcome. My name is Carola, I live in the very centre of Germany in Kassel. For three years now I have a small yawl, a Gruben Gipsy Sport, which I sailed last season on Edersee (famous through the Operation Chastise). Last September my son (who took great pleasure in going sailing last summer) showed me an add for a Small Craft Privateer and I fell in love with a...
    elidore@... Mar 25, 2017