she accepts my new love, but will not share any time with her!
As many of you know, my lifelong passion, actually now since 50 years (!),
has been sailing.
I have had many boats in my life, what I believed the last, presented here just two months ago.
But stepping to a well known boat builder in my home town, whom I happen to be friend with since 30 years back
and more who can read ME, was an expensive but happy moment in my life.
I dropped in telling him that I was thinking of doing some 'make-up' inside my little sailboat.
To much plastic, and his boat builders build boats 37 foot, that are famous for their high quality,
mahogany wherever you looks.
He said: 'Mats, of course you can do that but I know I have the right yacht for you, they have bought a new from me'!
Please have a look at the yachts that Håkan and his men are building at You Tube:
He mentioned it was an Amigo 40, which been my 'dreamboat' since I saw it 1980,
but it was than to expensive, and only 48 were made. 24 of them were sold abroad.
This one was bought by a family who has owned up until now.
Now she is mine.
Best thing, no not really, but some plus points for me, is that I don't have to rename it.
Two things you never shall do, rename a ship or polish the ship's clock, I'm not talking of the ships watch, but the bell!
Inever polished a ship's clock in my life.
I don't rename boats.
Her name is Lady N.
I always call my wife Ninni, which is a quite usual pet name for Ingrid.
Many coincidences in this story. I had been looking for a ship's watch to suit my barometer made by a German firm,
Stockbürger, about 30 years ago. I had the barometer in many boats, but never any watch alike. Searched the world and only found one in New Zealand, a bit too expensive... Well, in the cabin there is of course already that watch! The watch maker's name is...Stockbürger! BTW, it's quartz, don't tell anyone, but that's wwhat I was looking for. I once had a mechanical but it is not nice to see it stopped nearly each and every day you go onboard.
Facts: Length over all: 32 foot, beam: 10 feet 3", draft: 5 feet, displacement 5.800 kg, sail area: max. 57 square meter, engine: diesel 25 bhp. When she soon is up on land, in the boat yard, I get some more time to spend here.
It's been a hectic summer, my son's wedding andf now I have got engaged with Lady N, anyhow we decided not to have any wedding ceremony. Instead we will live in sin, just Lady N and I.
She is, in my eyes, the finest a ship can bee, a double-ender, which means she can't take any bad weather!
This was Monday this week, sun 12°C and about 4-5 m/s. Sails just wonderful
Yours own maniac