The only boat that we visited this time, was the beautiful Saare 41 AC, which we had already checked out in the Helsinki Boat Show a month ago. However, the first visit was rather quick, so this time it was good to spend some more time at the boat.
|Saare 41 AC (photo from Helsinki Boat Show)|
We also made some purchases in the fair. First of all, we bought Imray's Norway Pilot by Judy Lomax. This is a book, which I have been looking for quite long.
Also, we decided to buy an inflatable horseshoe lifebuoy. When packed, it's size is very compact and it helps to keep the pushpit uncluttered.
From the boat fair, we hurried up to nearby Ruissalo island, where local SAR-association was arranging — we thought — distress flare and rocket education and shooting during Sunday afternoon. The event was supposed to take place on the sea ice. Unfortunately, when we arrived there, we found out that the event was cancelled due to the unstable ice conditions a week earlier (when the decision of arranging the event was made).
Thus, we just ended up enjoying the Sunday walk in the beautiful weather in Ruissalo. We also took some photographs from the Airisto fjard, which is still covered with ice.
We liked the light fabric on the saloon mattresses in Saare 41 AC
Easy access to bathing platform, when helmsman's seat is raised
Inflatable horseshoe lifebuoy
Inflated lifebuoy with a sea-anchor
View from Ruissalo towards Airisto