Welcome to our sailing blog! We are currently renovating and preparing our sailboat for sailing around the world. On this site we will share all the work we do. But first we will show some pictures on how the boat looked like when we bought it. As time goes by you will be able to find all work we do under the category Renovation.
On the 9th of August 2018 we bought our boat, Anne-Mon (at the moment the sign says Balancia but we will change that). It is a OC35 built in 1967 by Malmö Flygindustri in Sweden. She is a 35 foot (approx. 10.7 meters), long keeled and ketch-rigged. It is a robust boat that was built for sailing across oceans, but she has never had the opportunity. We bought the boat as a renovation-project. The previous owner started to prepare her for cruising, but then she was abandoned for 10 years until we bought her.
More facts about Anne-Mon and what equipment we have so far can be found HERE.
Here are some pictures from the day we bought her:
Now lets take a look inside.
We have some work that needs to be done with Anne-Mon and in this blog we will share all the work we do to renovate our sailboat. Our first mission is to start the engine. It hasn’t been started in 10 years, so our expectations are quite low. Then we will try to fix the cracks in the cockpit.