Yrvind

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Manie B, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. MoeJoe
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    Yes, very nice, ey? :) Looking like a traditional motor-sailor, stocky and clumsy, but in reality - So versatile, at a very reasonable price for a new boat of that size. Perfect for the Stockholm archipelago, getting into the shallow bays or sailing straight up on a beach.. Perfect for lakes and channels. Makes a pretty comfortable caravan behind the car.. A single person can rig it and sail it. And the "B" class version can handle ocean crossings.. The sales rep said they can do all kind of customization also . I'd like to test sail it someday, and try the trailer-sailer maneuvers. Definitely a strong candidate for my future boat. Perhaps with a second hand Fabola Campus 650/6.6 as an interim step.

    ..Moving back to Yrvind - Who has been designing custom boats for himself for so long, very interesting and experimental crafts, but in most cases a bit too extreme for the average aspirational small boat blue ocean sailers..
    - It would be so cool, and a major gift to the community, if he could design (and then sell the drawings for) a little bit more conventional craft, which still captures his philosophies..
    -A fairly small sailboat, made for single handed cruising, but with room for 1-2 guests? A little bit bigger, but below 18-20 feet is fine, as long as it has reasonable volume and headroom.
    -Maybe with divinycell as building method, if not too complex for an amateur?
    -Trailerable and with retractable rudder and center board?
    -Unsinkable and with plenty of safety features, built strong but light?
    -That can do without engine, with oars or sculling? (But with outboard as an option? )
    -Simple but efficient sail & rig setup, with option to swiftly increase/reduce sail area?
    -Etc?

    (Actually, Manie, I suppose your boat comes very close to that ;) )

    ..Sort of like Miamoto Musashi, who after spending his life proving to himself and everyone else, without doubt, that he was a master of the sword, in his later years settled down and wrote the book of five rings, which is still a best seller today, some 370 years later .. :cool:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miyamoto_Musashi

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  2. Manie B
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    The problem with my boat is that it is fantastic for an old fart like me,
    all my "boating" is done alone "singlehanded" anyway.
    So my "mancave" principle is 100% effective and comfortable for ONE

    :D for two young lovers with stars in their eyes my boat is fantastic BUT for a married couple it may be a bit cramped :eek: unless the missus REALLY loves the water ;)

    that is why I love the Haber 660 Cutter :confused: maybe in my next life :D
     
  3. Manie B
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    please start a new thread so that we can see what happening;);)
     
  4. Manie B
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    Happy Birthday Sven :D
     

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    Happy Birthday Sven and congrats on a well-deserved award!
     
  6. Yes
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    Congratulations!

    What he said.
     
  7. MoeJoe
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    Hello all! Glad Midsommar! (Midsummer celebrations in Sweden)

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    This thread has gone a bit quiet. And Yrvind's progress on the current project seems steady but a bit slow. But he's in no hurry. Will the boat be ready by summer 2014? Hardly sooner I'd guess.

    Meanwhile, would you like to buy a Yrvind-type of boat? I discovered that you actually can in Sweden, on a similar note as I suggested in an earlier post. Hand-built on order I think. Might be possible to find a used one also possibly. Will set you back around €60000 but perhaps it's a good deal, I don't know.
    http://www.blocket.se/kalmar/Sofia__BRIS__bat_46641244.htm?ca=11&w=3&last=1

    And this of course let me to the linked site, and a lot of interesting info and pictures of these Yrvind-inspired designs, as per his earlier BRIS boats.
    Some nice boats they have built/sold drawings for:
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    To assist those who haven't mastered Swedish yet:
    http://translate.google.se/translat...=_t&hl=sv&ie=UTF-8&u=http://www.sofiaboat.se/

    http://translate.google.se/translat...=_t&hl=sv&ie=UTF-8&u=http://www.sofiaboat.se/

    It seems you don't need to be Sven to sail his designs to the West Indies!
    http://www.sofiaboat.se/pdf/carma.pdf :cool:

    Interior looks quite nice.. http://www.sofiaboat.se/pdf/sofiaboat.pdf

    The only thing is, I do enjoy sitting in an open Cockpit, even if it takes away space and perhaps reduces seaworthiness..

    I'll wrap up with some pics from latest trip on my little "Hrafn" (Raven) , which now is almost 100% completed renovation-wise, only fiddling with the interior and might buy a little auto-pilot to make single-handed sailing easier..

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    (Yes, opening a beer bottle with the anchor! :D )

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    Love the look of my red Gennaker..

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    Hrafn in Harbour..

    Happy Sailing all!
     
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

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    [​IMG] Sven, Good Luck and Congratulations on the progress so far [​IMG]

    [​IMG] And thanks for the extensive sharing of the build and your valuable thoughts [​IMG]
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    Hi MoeJoe and all,

    Thanks for the links and pictures [​IMG]

    Right, the progress on Sven's build is steady, we who don't have to do the work are the impatients but that's not Sven's problem, he'll just build on till he's ready :)

    However seeing the last picture here I might suggest a good moaning chair to make contemplating a bit more comfortable ;)


    Cheers,
    Angel

    PS - Source of picture & moaning chair quote.​
     
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    This one looks to be right :D

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    Cheers,
    Angel
     
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    I'm catching up on Sven's build, I was lagging behind . . . :eek:

    It's nice to see he had a good sailing holiday with Janneke and the build makes nice progress too, so thumbs up to Sven [​IMG]

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    . . . the boat is now for sale . . . :idea:​
    Good luck Sven !
    Angel
     
  12. Yes
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    Thumbs up indeed!

    Yeah...thumbs up to Sven! Thumbs up for having a good time this summer with his nice woman friend from Holland.
     
  13. MoeJoe
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  14. Manie B
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    This boat is becoming way too complicated and over engineered, the new swim platform and rudders is questionable? I just don't know anymore - what do you guys and girl :) think ????
     

  15. MoeJoe
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    Can't blame the guy for wanting a safe swim platform for the roaring 40's..

    What looks a bit weird for my novice eyes is how far behind the hull the rudders will be placed. Perhaps helpful for downwind sailing provided the round little hull don't bob around too much, lifting them out of the water. But what about sailing on reach/close hauled? Would force sailplan to be further aft, which in turn requires more of the ballast in the nose? Or?

    The side hatches close to the waterline looks a tad scary-What if there is a freak wave on a sunny day or they temporarily fail during harsh conditions?

    Regardless, I'm sure there will be many iterations and experiments on design before we see the final product.
     
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