Sailing XPequod in The archipelago of Turku

This is the second year we have the old Peter Norlin racing boat in the sea. While Covid-19 was howling around the globe, I managed to rebuild this classic racing machine here in the archipelago of Turku, near by my home at the neigbourg yard. The boat S/y X Pequod is made under the class rules of Albin Express, if we happen to race sail the yacht some day. The whole boat is made as simple as possible and very light. The outboard engine is trouble free but a pain in the ass to handle the manouvres in the harbour. 6 hp engine is good choice and there is also reserve power. Maybe an electric power choice? I have made a very light electric panel and a wiring system with two AGM batteries. 88 amps total power for the log and cabin lights plus running lights.

X Pequod waiting for the crew

The interior works and Cushions where finished summer 2021. The new pentry was installed with a seacock for water outlet. We try to avoid a water tank and use a canister to bring the water aboard. Fore cabin got round skylight in the hatch. Two diesel tanks where also installed in aft compartment.

One big job was to throw away the old pentry and replace it with a new smaller pentry module just behind the mast in the front cabin. Glasses, cups and plates on shelves in the main bulkhead. Single gasol burner stowe and a sink to wash coffee cups.

Let’s go sailing

Hoisting the sails

Summer means fun for all of us, moderate winds, stormy winds and some days with no wind at all. But always with the best crew. Very easy and very well balanced boat to sail. Powerfull in head winds.

To the water in June

The short season for the old retired skipper and a retired racing boat S/y X Pequod

The harbour is empty waiting for the winter storms. Skipper is moving to South.

Waiting for the Summer

All photographs are taken with a cellphone camera

Published by Photo J Pohjola

Photography has always played a great roll in my life, never my business but always in every business that I have done.

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