l) was originally placed in the middle of the SB cockpitlog. It was moved closer to
the side, more accessible filler cap mounted in the deck under the Winch-wings..
It gave a lot of new space in the port log to 3-4 ten-liter jerrycans,
downturns hatches during dry navigation, extra motor gear a m.
/ forward / reverse
lever was moved further into the port logger. The gear Handle tended to fish the main sheet
in heavy weather. The gear mechanism got a protective box inside the logger so div. tackle in gear
inside the log wouldt’nt fish the gear transmission. At the same time we got
two extra Bilge ball valves
mounted so the self-bailing cockpit now have four
drainage possibilities instead of two.
The old Sheet-WINCHES
(original seabronze) was
replaced with self-tailing LEWMAR-steel, manufactured at the shipyard in Gdansk. They originally
stood on a cast Winch-bulb which gave a slightly skewed ergonomic position when
in use. On the new, wider “winch-bridge” it is more ergonimic to use.
e original cockpit frame
in plywood was replaced with solid teakwood. The coaming was increased some 3 centimeters and
fitted with an inclined winch -FLYBRIDGE. It gave better posture while using
the new self-tailing winches and simultaneously a good spot to place ones buttocks
when you wanted a little "higher up" as a mate. Something that was
impossible before, if you do not had fakir trends and found it amusing to ride
on a 2 cm
Originaly was all seats cast in fiberglass, with massive teak lids on the cockpit
logger. Finis Terre had in SZCZECIN
made new teak-seats. The narrow entrance steps was doubled in width, so you can
now lay across in lively weather, and it also a "owerlean" for the new engine
instrument box and compass below the entrance step. Simultaneously, the SB and port cockpit
seats were extended by two triangular seats so that also here now is a full
"lay down length”. Not bad on long distances.
TEAK were also put on GARAGE in front of the spray hood,on the forward hatch
and on the cover of the new anchor locker in the bow.
New Spray Hood
was fitted in 2014, with
bigger, major acrylic "windows" forward and two xtras in both sides. Practical
for harbor navigation and heavy rain.
(s) were originally
scattered throughout the whole salon. A large SP Sailor radio at the card table with
the current depth in feet and fathoms. The log was an original Walker logs that you threw out behind, not
smart in Danish, seaweed-filled waters. An almost antique shortwave transmitter
in port salon side, furthest into the corner and then an AP navigator, which
sometimes could hit the right positions.
Instead Finis Terre have no less than 3
SESTREL Royal Navy compasses
survived up to date.
Today, the SP radio is replaced with a M-Tech SX 35.
The AP is replaced with a
which also give the old magnetic Sestrel compass a hand.
The Walker log is now a
"third crewmember," an
AUTOHELM 4000 autopilot.
The old Feet / Fathoms is
now replaced by a simple
as we have been entertained by, on the
Polish and Baltic rivers.
has been adapted to a “one man cockpit” , very good in bad weather.
Engine instrument panel, magnetic steering compass, GPS and Autopilot all
sit in "see-height" so you can reach it all from the tiller. Even when one is
"clicked" and stuck with the lifeline in a fresh gale.
Both tiller and possible motor-gearing / gas
can also be reached from this “sitting/locked”
well I made an extra long one. Particularly good in
ports of call, where I before had to stand bent over to reach the top of the
tiller. Now you can stand upright and relaxed and if necessary reach motor
gashandle with your foot, it offers a relaxed attitude to Neutral gear at idle
also has a very fun
single detail. When I in the 90’s interviewed
the Norwegian adventurer
at the VikingShip Museum in Roskilde,
we fell afterwards in talk about long-distance cruising.
Thor Heyerdahl knew NICHOLSON 32
as a good
"Atlantic-cruiser" and he gave me after the interview a small silver
model of "Kon Tiki's" face. -
It should "sit on rorpinne and
steer us safely through the storm and fog," he vowed.
since rumbled forward on tiller wood, together with the Danish and Galician
(Galicia, Northwest corner of Spain, with Cabo Finisterra and Santiago de
Compostela - the flag is white with a blue bar).
In really bad weather we put the
down hatches in the hatch
( with a top in vinyl) so both chief and relaxing crew have eye contact).
he original teak door in
'one piece with a "flap" I cut in THREE (
Bottom Gate, middle door and the topdoor
so there is now a more "weather-adaptable" decline closure. The Vinyl-top has the same size as the two
massive (down and middle gates) and are very often used in rainy weather or
simply a sharp burst.
is set from cockpit to the mast and from the mast to the forestay and should we
(again) get a skewed lake with a "wash", so the cockpit table is
filled, we know now, that the four self-draining holes in the cockpit will spit
out ther water in less than 10 minutes.
In addition to the three cockpit logs (the most back used mostly for
extra ropes, boatsmans chair, extra loooong water hose and stuff to harbor buoys.