Sunday 10 November 2019

The Boat is Ready

The boat is now ready (by definition). Of course there is still a lot of work to do. But remaining work, maintainance work and improvement work already overlap. That's why I decided after two days of successful sailing on the Elbe river

Finished! It's done!

For interested self-builders I have drawn up my working hours and the costs. It is easy to see that you do not save money when building your own boat  - quite apart from the unpaid working hours! But one end up with a really unique boat.

The fit-lines show that building Träholm was no hard work and not very expensive in average. It took just about 1 hour and 7 minutes per day at costs of 23 € per day
Cost allocation table. It may come as a surprise to one or the other how high the percentage of building site rent can be. About 19 %!

Saturday 9 November 2019

Thursday 31 October 2019

Setting Sails

Ready for the first trip

10 m² self-tacking jib

15.5 m² mainsail with 2nd reef

Saturday 14 September 2019

Traveler for the Self-Tacking Jib Installed

Traveler for the self-tacking jib installed

Waiting for the sails.  The sailmaker says he needs another 2 to 3 weeks. On November 9th the season comes to the end :-(

Sunday 18 August 2019

Ready for Launching

After mounting the bulb slabs to the keel fin and and a stopper to the trailer the boat is ready for launching.

The weight of the lead bulb is now 240 kg and its rightning moment 560 kgm.

Thursday 15 August 2019

Complications in the Assembly of the Lead Slabs

I casted another two lead slabs to increase the stability of the boat. When screwing to the keel fin, it turned out that the thread bolts are a bit too short.
I had feared that, but I hoped it would be close enough.

To overcome the problem I had to make a set of thread extensions from brass.

Saturday 27 July 2019

New Motor Jacker Installed

Provisional support for the motor shaft
During the first test drives last year turns out that the Motor mount bracket was to weak. The 500 mm long plank of 22 mm thickness which has been used as mount bracket, twisted dangerously already at 2 kW motor power.

Support installed to the motor shaft

Bracket for the new motor jacker
New motor jacker installed

Motor in lifted position

Saturday 20 July 2019


Last year I tried to find out what is happen if the underwater hull is not antifouling coated. The result is showed in the post of November 11th.
EPIFANES Epoxy-HB-Coat of the under water hull prepared for antifouling coating

Pinting the first of two layers EPIFANES Interim-Coat

Pinting the first of two layers AWN Hard-Antifouling

Antifouling coating finished

Saturday 11 May 2019

Midships Cleat

On the first test drives last year I learned that a midships cleat makes docking much easier. That's why I've retrofitted one now.


Tuesday 30 April 2019

Stuff Worked on over the Winter

Work on the Galley is in progress

Work on the Galley is finished for the present

Hull inside painted from stem to bulkhead B

12 V 150 Ah batteries for the shipboard power supply system installed and fastened

Door clips for the keel shaft hatch attached
Partially painted toilet compartment


Deck masked to apply anti-slip paint

Anti-slip paint successful applied