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  • Eastervacation 2021

    We used the good weather past week and drove to Garfield. We started early on Wednesday cleaning the mast and settting the mast back on the boat. Next we had to put the sails up again, but we chose a good day with calm winds so it wasn’t a big problem. Only the construction wasn’tContinue reading “Eastervacation 2021”

  • Officially Garfield!

    March 20 was the day: We finally changed the old shipsname Quo Vadis into Garfield! An old friend of Herman who runs an advertising agency designed the new logo for Garfield.Annabelle had a lot of work to remove the old name, as this was on the boat probably since the beginning, which was 22 yearsContinue reading “Officially Garfield!”

  • Annabelle’s first Atlantic crossing

    After returning from a week sailing in October in Friesland, the Netherlands, I first heard about Laura Dekkers (youngest girl ever, who made a solo cirumnavigation) new plan. While sailing around the world, she learned so much and now she wants to pass these life lessons on. I was immediately interested. Soon she answered myContinue reading “Annabelle’s first Atlantic crossing”

  • Winter 2020-2021

    At the end of the autumn holidays we took off the mast and prepared the boat for the winter. During the winter Garfield lies in the marina Woudsend (NL). We are now planning the upgrade of the equipment for the long trip. We need to increase the batterycapacity, add solar power, mount a hydrovane autopilot,Continue reading “Winter 2020-2021”

  • autumn 2020

    From October 10th until 16th we made our first real trip.It’s great to experience how much space this yacht offers and how comfortable this boat is also with cold weather.Day 1 (Saturday): LemmerDay 2 (Sunday): LelystadDay 3 (Monday): StavorenDay 4 (Tuesday): HeegDay 5 (Wednesday): Sneek (new upholstery ordered)Day 6 (Thursday: WoudsendDay 7 (Friday):  Boat preparedContinue reading “autumn 2020”

  • Taking over the boat

    After our summerholidays we went back home to take over the boat in Enkhuizen where the previous owner showed and explained us everything we needed to know.After cleaning and learning all the details of the boat, Herman went several weekends to the boat to make some repairs, exchange old ropes and many more small things.DuringContinue reading “Taking over the boat”

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