Old man like Doc falls in love with a girl, 30 years old.....

Yes it happened recently. My wife and I have been married for 31 years now,
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:
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEz107a1rB4&p=713A137CFD095B22&playnext=1&index=7

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.Old man like Doc falls in love with a girl, 30 years old.....
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.


Old man like Doc falls in love with a girl, 30 years old.....

Old man like Doc falls in love with a girl, 30 years old.....

Old man like Doc falls in love with a girl, 30 years old.....

Old man like Doc falls in love with a girl, 30 years old.....


She is, in my eyes, the finest a ship can bee, a double-ender, which means she can't take any bad weather!


Old man like Doc falls in love with a girl, 30 years old.....

Old man like Doc falls in love with a girl, 30 years old.....

Old man like Doc falls in love with a girl, 30 years old.....

Old man like Doc falls in love with a girl, 30 years old.....

Old man like Doc falls in love with a girl, 30 years old.....

Old man like Doc falls in love with a girl, 30 years old.....

This was Monday this week, sun 12°C and about 4-5 m/s. Sails just wonderful Old man like Doc falls in love with a girl, 30 years old.....

Yours own maniac

Doc
Beautiful! Any trips planned? (nt)
10/17/2010 - 10:26
nt
She's a beauty Doc! There's an end tie waiting for you in Santa Cruz
10/18/2010 - 02:25
Harbor. Vikings always welcome! Congratulations on making a dream come true. Best to you, Tim
Captain Hadock of the North Sea :-) you need an Overseas now!!
10/18/2010 - 11:59
.
Beautiful yacht Doc, enjoy her to the fullest!
10/19/2010 - 19:15
vc
Thanks, Iappreciate you like my mistress;
10/19/2010 - 21:13

and as you understand the lamp in the main cabin is gone instead it's a more classic marine now hanging from the roof. Yes I'll need an Overseas now, and I'll get one, BTW my friend, the boatbuilder, once made some yachts named Overseas 40, but it was not millimeters it was in foot Plans will come and go the whole winter.  I have one to start with, and that is to sail on my home sweetwater lake - 'inland sea'!  The lake is quite big, out on it you only see the horizon, in every direction. It has 1800 km of shores if you would follow the coast around it. I have sailed the whole Swedish Westcoast, many times, and also sailed from Gohenburgh, on the West side To Stockholm on the East side. The whole Swedish coast line is about 2500 km. If you go by channel to the North Atlantic from my 'inland sea' you leave the lake from the southern part. So I sailed a lot in the southern part of this lake but never been to the Northen parts. Future will be Denmark, which is quite close from Gothenburgh, about half the lenght of this lake! I also would like to cross the North Sea to Scotland, perhaps around Britain in future. Mediterrainain is also a dream for me or West Indies. We'll see Several of this boat model has circumnavigated the globe. As a Viking I look forward to visit everywhere a rope is thrown to my ship! Cheers Doc

Please post pics of your journeys when you go...
10/20/2010 - 18:31
I have wanted to learn how to sail for a long time, but have never had the opportunity. Hopefully someday! Have many amazing adventures with your new beauty Doc Best, Mike
Beautiful passion, Doc!!! (nt)
10/22/2010 - 01:23