I’ve only been diving in the Canary Islands, in warm and clear water and Denmark is very different in many ways! Located in harsh north of Europe, the water isn’t clear and warm which means the need for an isolated drysuit, hood and gloves is absolute. But luck is coming my way and with great help from a good friend I’ve lent a drysuit.
Today I visited a fine dive center ‘Kingfish‘ in Copenhagen, with great staff and excellent advices! This was to add isolated gloves and a cold water hood to the drysuit set, which getting me closer to diving in Denmark…
My latest dives in The Canary Islands got me thinking of buying a new dive computer, as I was using the Suunto Zoop with succes!
Searching the big market, I ended up with the Suunto Zoop Novo, the new generation of the Suunto Zoop. It has a simple display, logic menu and a solid frame. The display are backlight and on the same time phosphorescent, so shining a torch on it will make it glow in the dark.
The software are new and updated from the Zoop to the Zoop Novo and a bit slimmer casing. I’m looking very much foward to dive with this computer…
I just returned back to Denmark from The Canary Islands (Fuerteventura) with clean clothes in the suitcase! I’ve tested the Scrubba washing machine on the vacation, only with excellent results. The clothes gets clean in a quick and easy way! The Scrubba have become an important and essential part of me and my family’s vacation gear!
Hint! The Scrubba can also be used as an waterproof bag with a compression valve and window for excellent storage on the sailboat or in your backpack!
My family and me was visiting The Canary Islands in May 2016 and now we are back, this time with several dives planned for me. From Denmark I had arranged a PADI course with my new friend Fabian Rost, manager in the Las Playitas dive center (Deep Blue Diving)
This video contains the main adventures of all my dives in The Canary Islands on locations such as Las Playitas, Caleta De Fuste and Tarajalejo. The video are a bit unsteady as this was my first time diving with the GoPro camera. Hope you’ll enjoy!”
A washing machine installed on a sailboat is an item of luxury! The washing machine takes up space under deck and consumes the battery, but it’s a very nice thing to have, because the clothes don’t keep clean forever!
However! The solution is out there for us with small sailboats and the desires for adventures that expand more than a few days…
The Scrubba portable washing machine have a capacity with the maximum of two t-shirts, two pair of socks and two pair of underwear with a washing time between 30 sec. and 3 min. (depending by the amount of clothes) This is A Need To Have!
My new Delta sander from Bosch are doing the job! It comes around, into corners and it’s easy to control the level of sanding. I have sanded the cockpit bench on the stern coaming, the one i’m calling ‘The Wave Bench‘ and added the last layer of fibre glass below this.
The never ending sanding vs. rebuilding of the cockpit! Not much to write about the last past weeks… i’m rebuilding with thickend polyester and sanding it down to give a smooth surface, strong corners etc.
I bought a new Delta sander from Bosch to ease the sanding in the cockpit, because of all the small corners and hopeless angels!
In Denmark, in my driveway, on my sailboat, under the tent – the sun is turning up the heat! It feels like a sauna and the work on the boat is just to warm! This is almost to hot to work with the Fibreglass/Polyester, thus the mass hardens to fast…
I just bought a new all-round camera for the up-coming videos on YouTube. I settled on the GoPro Hero 4 Silver with build in touch display and additional accessories, such as the Manfrotto ActionPole, Windslayer, Backshatter Flip4 filter etc.
The Camera is not the best at recording sound, but adding a microphone and a tripod, the result will be just fine. The Camera is bought as an all-round, for action on the sailboat and diving adventures. The small ‘unbreakable’ Camera is very suitable with only one onboard the Sailboat, perhaps in the future I will look for other solutions, but for now it’s perfect!
Traditions and culture! The sailor shoe is a ‘must have’ for the danish sailor! For someone pretenting to be a realtime sailor or as the lightweight pratical shoe for the real captain, maybe because of the look or the simple design, I don’t know!?
I’m allready feeling ready for The Seven Seas!
(Hint, beewax is very suitable for the soft leather!)
The 29 foot hull is narrow and the original dinette arrangement could only seat two adults comfortably, therefor I have decided to re-arrange the construction to a double bench saloon. In this way no beds in the sailboat will be less than 200 centimeters and that is most welcome. I will lift the v-berth and let the ends of both the benches under it, to spare space in the overall length. This will give enough room to fit the Head and a nice Galley.
One of my good friends and his brother own an beautiful Bianca 320 sailboat and on one of the few actual summer days in Denmark we hurried out to the sea. On the picture we are passing through the canal in Karrebæksminde by engine. The canal is located between Zealand and Enø.
The Pipe? Well? I’m not smoking, but occasionally the pipe is ‘very‘ important!? In Denmark we have a saying “The One who points with a pipe is always right!” and this is of course very close to the truth!?