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  1. Thanks Big Al! Guess what, I'll be back there...

    Thanks Big Al! Guess what, I'll be back there next week [grin]
  2. Danish South Sea by sailing canoe, 3 videos

    In the middle of the sea strait my tiller extension comes loose. That means I can't steer anymore, and will have to rebuild from being a sailing boat to being a paddle boat. The last coaster has...
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    Another capsize video ;)...

    Another capsize video ;)
    https://youtu.be/DITYhJ25svA
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    Hey, suddenly this discussion takes off ;) i...

    Hey, suddenly this discussion takes off ;) i guess it is time for spring!
    The pool noodles (your local toy store has them) were not enough to float the boat, front and back airbags were needed too. ...
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    Thanks yes it had been on my list for quite a...

    Thanks yes it had been on my list for quite a while, with all the wild camp spots investigated via Google maps, will love to do it again ;)
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    Thanks, ahum, embarrassing ;) but it's so nice to...

    Thanks, ahum, embarrassing ;) but it's so nice to have all your comforts back ;)
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    11 Cities tour by sailing canoe

    I was dreaming where to go, to places far away. Then, a sunrise on the way up to work made me see it is beautiful right here. Instead of visiting the Danish South Sea, Loire, Elbe, or Norfolk...
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    I think Zoelzer ships internationally as well,...

    I think Zoelzer ships internationally as well, there was a big delay on my first order, but they were very nice when they sorted it out.
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    Capsize recovery with a sailing canoe

    In my sailing canoe I have now tried three systems of floatation. And after many capsizes (and filming a few to see what happens), I now changed back to the system as originally specified by the...
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    Thanks Nick, also for the feedback on the music,...

    Thanks Nick, also for the feedback on the music, if -ONE- person watches the video four times, it is reward enough for me to make the video, so thanks.
    Always tricky, music, Axel, the designer of...
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    Sailing canoes at play

    Three sailing canoes met up for a long weekend of sailing and camping trip on the lakes of Friesland. One from Switzerland, one from Germany and a Dutch boat. Each skipper with their own perspective...
  12. Trip report is here ;) ...

    Trip report is here ;)

    https://youtu.be/HkSUd5PA6qs
  13. Thanks Bob, Good luck with the house building,...

    Thanks Bob,

    Good luck with the house building, have to set priorities ;))

    Koos
  14. Raid NL: Hattem - Garnwerd 25-29 june 2018

    Hi all,

    A new Raid style event. Well suited to sailing canoes, some bridges but no portaging ;)



    Informal raid style event, for small paddle/sailing craft
    190 km 5 days: long days,...
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    Hey Bob, Nice outriggers you made. I tacked...

    Hey Bob,

    Nice outriggers you made. I tacked off the leeshore of the Tjeukemeer in a wind force 4. I know the lake well from my sailing barge, but, this place is intimidating in a small canoe ;)...
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    Haha great addition Lennart, maybe we should...

    Haha great addition Lennart, maybe we should start a thread for Dutchies only.
    Yes agreed. It was a bit of a worry actually before I started, but everbody was supernice, yes not making fire, noise...
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    Hi Paul, It is easy, not allowed. I learned a...

    Hi Paul,

    It is easy, not allowed. I learned a German word that describes it nicely: cavalierverbrechen. So, not allowed, but a bit of a robin hood thing.

    The thing is, there are very little...
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    Another trip: cooold!

    Last weekend I did another trip, it was cooold!
    I'm sorting out my gear some more, as getting cold is not really necessary I'd think, and I don't want to wait for summer. You can wait for ages...
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    Thanks Doug, Yes, I'm trying to set up my...

    Thanks Doug,

    Yes, I'm trying to set up my boat as a fast and capable cruiser :))

    Cheers,

    Koos
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    Thanks Dave. Yes, this was done with the Artemis....

    Thanks Dave. Yes, this was done with the Artemis. Seeing Axel's trips with this canoe was one of the reasons for getting this boat. Croatia, Elba, Italy...
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    Sailing canoe camping

    After building the canoe, racing it last year, this year is about getting ready for cruising and camping in it. I've been ill for quite a while, which meant I had ample time so browse through videos,...
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    Hi Bob, Thanks, yes it was quite a thing. It...

    Hi Bob,

    Thanks, yes it was quite a thing. It was a closed room but I had to prevent the computer from getting dusty (no other place in the house to get rid of the pc), so I installed some...
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    Aah, pity about the audio, will try and sort it,...

    Aah, pity about the audio, will try and sort it, the whole video was built around the audio track...

    Dimensions of the boat are 4.70 metres by 77 cm wide, 4.9 metre of sail area. Im now working on...
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    Canoe sailing 2016

    Finally I got some time to edit some stuff of last year. Building, testing, practice, then sailing and racing the canoe. 2017 will be about getting the boat into cruising mode, so I can do some...
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    Nice to have another canoe sailor in the...

    Nice to have another canoe sailor in the Netherlands, nice boat too.
    Hans Den Hertog sails a Solway Dory from somewhere around Rotterdam.

    Hope to see you around ;)

    Koos
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