Boats 1982-2010

Amihan Oxelø'26

Andunge was 22' sailboat made of mahogany with ash ribs. It had 600 kg heavy iron keel and 14 square meters of sails. GH14 was 14' fiberglass open boat, simple, but well-designed, stable and versatile. It ran fast with a 15HP outboard engine. <i>With</i> 15' Dromedille was the ideal small day-trip boat. It ran fast with a 30HP engine, was very stable, roomy and pleasant in all ways. Hobie Cat 13' Wave was slightly smaller than the more common 14' cat. It was very easy to sail, however I rate the 14 footer superior. King Fisher (1st) was a standard trawling banka equipped with a 16HP Briggs&Stratton engine. Viking Queen was a full-size dive-banka with a marinized gasolin car-engine. Paddle banks could be made to order for 30 dollar or so. Fine for small trips. King Fisher (2nd) was a standard trawling banka equipped with a Honda 16HP engine and later an 18HP Briggs&Stratton. Wayfarer was 15' sail-dingy. It had well-equipped, fairly tall rigging, and I capsized a couple of times and had considerable difficulties in righting and draining it. A touring fiberglass kayak used in Oslofjord. A reliable veteran used for summer vacation trips in Oslofjord, Hvaler and the Swedish West Coast since 2007 <a href=Amihan Oxelø'26." src="http://www.ligaya.net/gallery/boats/p1000_S.jpg"> Amihan moored at Rudstrand, Nesodden Amihan at anchor during a weekend trp to Håøya. Saling Amihan near Hvaler. Amihan at anchor during a weekend trp to Håøya. Amihan at Presteskjær brygge. Amihan moored for rough weather at Skjørløkka. Amihan ready for a new season. A stable and practical inflatable. This 12' Alumarine was very light and easy to tow. Moored at Seiløy, Hvaler. I learnt basic wind-surficing the first summer and crossed Bundefjorden during the second. I bought this 15' rowing boat from a builder in Tustna, North-west Norway. It's a bit wide for rowing and use it with a 6HP long-stem Tohatsu outboard.

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