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  • One of the first things I did when I got my Privateer was to do a total overhaul of the swing keel. I removed it completely and got a local company to re-apply galvanization. It was only 50 EUR's or so for getting this done. They sandblasted it to remove all old paint, etched away any rust and reapplied zinc through hot galvanization. The way I removed my keel was that I was able...
    holand.ivar@... Mar 22, 2017
  • Even though I would love to join I think neither me or my Perla is ready for a North Sea crossing just yet.
    holand.ivar@... Jul 11, 2016
  • I hope you enjoyed you get-together I wish I could have joined. Since "Slow TV" has become a thing in Norway, I took the opportunity and filmed this seasons last trip with Perla, going from Laksåvika to Vågen, about a 2 nm trip to take her out of the water and put her on the trailer for winter storage. Anyone interested can enjoy the 20 min video of the trip, nothing exiting...
    holand.ivar@... Sep 11, 2015
  • Quite an ambitious trip to take in such a small boat, of course it helps with the permanent keel. I still have quite a bit of the Norwegian waters to explore before I attempt something like this in my Privateer ;-) Thanks for sharing the video. When it comes to the windows; this was in fact my first project on the boat. What I did was that I decided on the size and the shape of the...
    holand.ivar@... Jul 23, 2015
  • Absolutely, if you make it to Norway drop me a note. You would still have quite a bit of sailing left though once you hit first land in Norway on your way from Denmark, to get all the way up to Hitra, but you would then sail in the middle of all famous fjords of Norway.
    holand.ivar@... Jul 21, 2015
  • Hi Oliver and all, Thank you for the warm welcome. As you correctly write, my name is Ivar Holand and I own a Bermuda rigged Privateer 20. The name of the boat is "Perla" (Norwegian for "Perl"), or at least this is the name that was given to her after I bought her, as sadly her history as well as her previous name(s) is unknown. Currently she lives happily on the waters around...
    holand.ivar@... Jul 20, 2015