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Search: Posts Made By: nikolajsen
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 11-29-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 6,984
Posted By nikolajsen
What are your kids doing when cruising? ...

What are your kids doing when cruising?

Sailing & swimming.

Here on a 50 day cruise up the BC coast:
http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx40/jan_nikolajsen/summer%20sail%202011/cruise11_1.jpg...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-07-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 6,007
Posted By nikolajsen
Hi guys: In 2011 we went up the BC coast...

Hi guys:

In 2011 we went up the BC coast again with Sky Pilot, the Sea Sprite 23. This time for 50 days. I took a bunch of pics and my wife wrote a nice story:

cruising on an alberg designed...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-01-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 6,007
Posted By nikolajsen
rxbot, as you assumed she tracks nice but still...

rxbot, as you assumed she tracks nice but still responds well to the rudder, even under power. Thought this would be sketchy as the prop is aft of the rudder, but no problem.

Setting off from...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-31-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 6,007
Posted By nikolajsen
The late Robert Gainer did sail one of these to...

The late Robert Gainer did sail one of these to England from the east coast of the US.

The line, which is 400' long, is for stern ties in the tight anchorages of the otherwise rather spacious west...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-31-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 6,007
Posted By nikolajsen
Cruising report: Sea Sprite 23 in the Northwest

Some folks do amazing voyages with kayaks and in open boats. Others cruise for a lifetime on big ketches and other impressive vessels.

We fit somewhere in between. For us a small sailboat with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-23-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 3,276
Posted By nikolajsen
The Co26 in question has a single cylinder 8hp...

The Co26 in question has a single cylinder 8hp Yanmar believed to have been installed in 2000.

Access to the foredeck is marginal on the C, especially since there's a near new, but grossly...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-22-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 3,276
Posted By nikolajsen
Thanks for all the comments. Sure is a solid vote...

Thanks for all the comments. Sure is a solid vote for that sleek Canadian boat.

It's a 77 btw.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-22-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 3,276
Posted By nikolajsen
Ariel or Contessa 26 - help me decide

Thanks for all the advice given to me via an earlier post re sailboat choices. I was impressed with the knowledge of this forum and will again tap into it with this question: We have now sold our...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-10-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,371
Posted By nikolajsen
I must be on track in my search. The only two...

I must be on track in my search. The only two boats I have actually bothered to take a real close in person look at so far are also the first (within budget) boats that you all have mentioned: Haida...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-09-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,371
Posted By nikolajsen
Okay, cool looking book. In the meantime...

Okay, cool looking book.

In the meantime here's some more particulars:

Common on the West Coast.

Distinctive appearance. Like the Nimble, we would like to have something unique. Low free...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-09-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,371
Posted By nikolajsen
Sailed 20 footer for years - need bigger, but which?

Pls help with suggestions for our new boat. We live on the West coast.

We have thoroughly enjoyed our Nimble 20 (http://www.fivenineclimber.com/boats_sailing/summer09.htm) since 2005, but my son...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-30-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 4,469
Posted By nikolajsen
Thanks for the kind words, everybody! It IS an...

Thanks for the kind words, everybody! It IS an annual thing for us, this cruise up through the Strait of Georgia and beyond and have happened now for quite some years. We take our time, go slow and...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-26-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 6,148
Posted By nikolajsen
The Strait of Georgia and beyond is also our...

The Strait of Georgia and beyond is also our cruising grounds. Stern ties are very commonplace, you would be hard pressed cruising here without performing these at regular intervals.

500' of line...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-24-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 4,469
Posted By nikolajsen
31 days to Desolation Sound in 20' yawl (pic heavy)

Another long summer trip is behind us and our Nimble 20 'Turnstone'.

We launched in Anacortes and cruised swiftly by the busy powerboat extravaganza called the San Juan Islands via the outer...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-26-2008
Replies: 1,027
Views: 224,181
Posted By nikolajsen
blinding my 8 year old son with the flash as we...

blinding my 8 year old son with the flash as we head into yet another new anchorage.

WA coast

http://www.fivenineclimber.com/images/boats/turnstone/into_bowman.jpg
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-24-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,330
Posted By nikolajsen
thanks for the comment. McMurray is, I believe,...

thanks for the comment.
McMurray is, I believe, is the open south facing bight in bottom of the detail pic, right above the word 'image'. beautiful beach but very open for anchorage.

Source:...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-24-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,330
Posted By nikolajsen
It is actually halfway up jervis, and a very...

It is actually halfway up jervis, and a very useful little spot for slow, ponderous boats like ours that doesn't have to make haste all the way to princess louisa in a day. Also, it is very pretty,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-23-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,330
Posted By nikolajsen
hi again! you were the couple from squamish that...

hi again! you were the couple from squamish that gave us wonderful beta about jedediah, including a hand drawn chart produced on the spot with amazing accuracy.

still have it..
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-23-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,330
Posted By nikolajsen
stiilraining, you have my respect. i now a great...

stiilraining, you have my respect. i now a great man when i see one. ANY length of time on a small sailboat w 3 teenage daughters must be... rewarding.

cheers, jan
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-23-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By nikolajsen
thanks, just posted this one in cruising: ...

thanks,
just posted this one in cruising:

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/cruising/47376-more-bc-coast-cruising-lots-pics.html#post373088

jan
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-23-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,330
Posted By nikolajsen
more BC coast cruising (lots of pics)

boat: nimble 20 'turnstone'
35 days
425 nm
8 gals of gas
28 nights at anchor, 7 nights at dock
6 days with rain
average daily cash spending: $2.85
location: BC coast

yes, it was a good...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-23-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,045
Posted By nikolajsen
there you go! jan

there you go!

jan
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-23-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By nikolajsen
hi erps, boat is in anacortes, not far from...

hi erps,

boat is in anacortes, not far from you i see.
it is a green hulled 20' yawl called turnstone. tanbark sails, classic appearance.

this year we spent 35 days from late july going to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-23-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 989
Posted By nikolajsen
i once owned a 1978 32' valiant. great vessel....

i once owned a 1978 32' valiant. great vessel. good luck with yours!!

jan
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-23-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,067
Posted By nikolajsen
it has all been said in the preceding posts...

it has all been said in the preceding posts already, but the moderators of this forum wants me to burn thru 10 posts before i am allowed to submit images, so here's # 7:

i once sailed a potter 15...
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