Oct 1, 2013

Last night trip of the season 2013?

We cast off on Sunday afternoon probably for the last night trip of this season. It is hard to believe, that only a few weeks ago we were wearing shorts and t-shirts while sailing. Now the day temperatures have dropped below 10 degrees, so it was time to find that woolen underwear, hats and gloves from the bottom of the locker. The wind on Sunday afternoon was mostly light, but we were not in hurry so we sailed almost the whole 16 nm distance to our boating club's island base.


 Light wind sailing with gennaker


During the early hours on Monday morning, the easterly wind picked up, and since the harbour is open to east, the boat started rolling uncomfortably and making loud noises which made sleeping impossible. Adjusting the mooring lines did help to reduce that annoying squeaky noise, but we definitely have had better nights in the boat. I very much like the location and scenery of the club's island base, but on the other hand, it is also less protected from the wind and waves of the Airisto. Also the swell from the large passenger ships, passing quite close by, round the island sometimes .

The sun came out in the evening. 


Sauna tops off the chilly sailing day...



The outside temperature during the night was only few degrees, so we had the heater on the whole time. The difficulty with our Webasto ST2000 heater is to find a good balance with the heat output. There is a separate output for the heads/fore peak, but the thermostat sensor is placed in the main cabin, so it is usually either too cold or too warm.
/Antti

Chilly morning at Airisto (sea temperature 11 degrees, air  +5 degrees) 




4 comments:

  1. Nice! I know what you mean with too cold or too hot – our Wallas has only two positions too, either you shiver or sweat. The boats still in water for a couple of weeks but I doubt that the adventures for this season are done :(

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  2. Hi Timo, I don't remember how it is with Wallas, but the problem with our Webasto is, that it can only output maximum heat. In other words, if you lower the setting in the thermostat, the heater takes breaks and the fan is blowing cold air in between. So if you want to keep the temperature setting comfortably low for the night, there is long period when the heater is not producing heat at all and after that it starts to blow at maximum.

    Btw. congratulations on your success at Turkisregatta!

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  3. Nice pictures as usual... do you have any tv in your boat? If so how did you attached it? We are planing to get a tv for next season but would like to hide the cords inside the wall.

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  4. Thanks Adam, yes we have a TV, although it has rarely been used. Last year, during the Euro 2012, we watched it a bit more often :) The TV is screwed on the main bulkhead . The cords run behind the saloon settee backrest. You can see the arrangement from this photo: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cDZd2UxLrsI/UCkjnfKVylI/AAAAAAAAHH8/LWL1CCPMRS8/s640/P1050425.jpg

    If you don't want to screw it on the bulkhead, the navigation table/station could be another option for you?

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It would be very great to hear your opinion or comments. Thank you in advance for commenting! -Antti & Minna