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zeyang 09-07-2009 03:26 AM

Sailing from Europe to China late 2010-2011
Im building a double ender 12 meter boat which i intend to sail all the way to china. Hopefully start end of next year. Im looking for crew/friends interesting in joining. Space for 6 people totally.
The boat is build in aluminium and is pretty strong and safe. will have chinese lug-rig. Prior sailing experience is not necessary but willing to help run the project forward is appreciated. People who can help finish up the boat (sail sewing, sew interior, woodworking, etc) will get prioritity onbaord when choosing crew.

contact me for more info.



thamm 10-30-2009 01:12 PM

Interested Person
Hello Zeyang-
I am a farmer/sailor and am very interested in joining your crew. I have been waiting for the right opportunity to leave the land and my goats. Currently I am making cheese and working on a "farm to school" project here in Maine. Could you please send more information?
-Thank you

zeyang 12-04-2009 07:33 AM

Another month passed by. Ive been working on finishing up all the planks and thankfully last week the last plank was tackweld in position. What a boring work. Every week since april i have been doing the same. But this week was different. I start working on the keelplank and to reinforce the wooden frames inside the boat, so they wont get loose when flipping the hull. Anyway, it start to look like a real boat. The first snow is here. Thankfully i was smart enough to build a boatshed around the hull, so even if its not insulated i can just continue work during the winter. Its a little cold but i have a world map and can dream about those small pacific islands while working. Zeyang Join our sailing coop and come sailing to Middle Kingdom.

tdw 12-04-2009 05:33 PM

Zeyang.....what's the story here ? Im sure a few of us would be interested in a bit more detail about your vessel and your plans ?

Photos ? You know what they say....


zeyang 12-05-2009 04:40 AM


Originally Posted by tdw (Post 548059)
Zeyang.....what's the story here ? Im sure a few of us would be interested in a bit more detail about your vessel and your plans ?

Photos ? You know what they say....


Here are 2 pictures.
boat is a double ender build in clinker alumnium in 8 mm in hull, frames in 6mmx60mmx60mm tbar every 40 cm. insulated and will be equipped for sailing in polar region.

you can read more about the project here:

alu sailboat buliding - Page 8 - WeldingWeb™ - Welding forum for pros and enthusiasts

WanderingStar 12-05-2009 10:57 AM

I read your whole thread on WeldingWeb, it is fascinating.
I sail traditional wooden boats and I'm very impressed with your work.
I hope to see you on the water one day.

shortyadamk 12-05-2009 11:00 PM

Contact issues
I tried to contact you via private message, however, because I haven't posted 5 comments before I'm not able to use Private messages. I am interested in joining you on the trip from europe to asia at the end of 2010. I am currently living in a small village on the Bering Sea, called Dillingham, Alaska. I would be willing to fly to europe for the Departure. If you could send me an email adress I would be happy to send you more information about myself and I would like to learn more about your plans. thank you and I look forward to hearing back from you,


zeyang 12-25-2009 12:07 PM

Boatshed in the night.

Merry christmas to all of you and wish you happy new year!


ChrisNicoles 12-28-2009 01:40 PM

oh wow, what an opportunity. Where are you located? and would you consider a newbie to sailing?

Hawking 12-31-2009 05:36 AM

I'm interested
Hej Zeyang,

I'm currently in Sweden and in a "past life" spent many years sailing small boats back and forth across the Pacific. I am very interested in what you are doing and am impressed with the pictures I have seen of your project. If you're not too far away from where I am up near Gavle, I'd love to come see your boat and shoot the breeze a bit about your trip to China.


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