X-tempore Sailing

Mini adventures of a Finnish guy

Zinc prob, shiny prop, ice around the dock

Hello. I have a really good Volvo 3 blade folding propeller and reliable yanmar saildrive sd20. But the problem is the zinc between. The previous zinc is Perfect but it is starting to corrode away. I tried to google it but with no luck so far.

Maybe I’ll ask from Volvo.

Sea is still covered by ice, so we are not in a hurry with the boat yet.

Yanmar zinc problem

Volvo Penta and yanmar zinc do not fit properly

Previous zinc

If anybody knows where to find similar zinc than the left, please let me know.

Vinegar bath

Shiny prop

Merisatama still covered with ice…

Winter sail with fashion

5.11.2016 Seasons last sail trip. 11nm, 3-5ms E, -2c*
First snow had fall a couple of days ago. It was -2 celsius below zero. Later at the day we were going to start our ski season at the Helsinki Ski Expo. But it is always good to enjoy the sailing season as long as you can.

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Snow and sailing, double the fun

We started the day scraping some snow and ice off from the deck and ropes with my friend Juhoeemeli.  A reminder for my self for the next winter sail: Put some anti ice to the little knob in the gear lever/ gas throttle. Otherwise it can be a hassle to put the gear back on after the start.

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That was a stiff frozen rope

Weather was cold and beautiful. Happily for me I had the 80s ski gear on. With those the temperature is always perfect, and the look too.

Most of the boats were already at winter dock so we had the whole Helsinki seafront just for us.- Except the moment we were at Kustaanmiekka  (narrow spot) and the Silja Line ship wanted some room for her and we had to use some help of the good old Yanmar.

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80’s ski fashion will be 2017’s marine fashion

Later when arriving back to the Merisatama we met one guy windsurfing. He didn’t have 80’s ski gear on, so he must have been cold.

After docking it was time change the Tyrolean outfit on and head to the ski expo.

Thank you for this season!

Finnish words underneath

Ensimmäinen talvipurjehdus tuli koettua kylmässä ja kauniissa kelissä. Köydet oli koppuraisia, mutta kaikki toimi normaalisti; mitä nyt vinsseille sai laittaa jo kevyessäkin kelissä vähän lisää köysikierroksia. Purjehduksen jälkeen oli mukava mennä sisälle lämpimään kirjoittelemaan lokikirjan merkintöjä.

Talvi tuli tänä vuonna yllättäen ja ennätysaikaisin, viimeksi taisi tulla pysyvät lumet näin aikaisin vuonna 1994.

Oli kyllä hieno syksy ja alkutalvi uuden veneen kanssa. Veneen nosto on 9.11. ja toiveet on saada se takaisin veteen ennen vappua. Ensi viikolla vähän syyshuoltoa ja sitten vene pakettiin odottamaan kevättä.

Tästä lähdetään lounaan kautta Skiexpoon hiihtomatkoja tutkailemaan.

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