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Old 07-27-2007, 12:21 PM   #1
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Hi,

At 25' Nausikaa is probably the smallest boat in this fleet. She is a long-keeled, double-ender and displaces 3.5 tonnes! She was built in Sweden in 1969 and put on show at the Frankfurt boat show. She remained in Germany until I bought her in 2005. She is small but a comfortable and capable sea boat. About 130 boats of this type, Storfidra, were built. Many have voyaged far and wide. One has found its way to Australia. Another I know of has crossed the Atlantic in both directions three times.

When I bought NAUSIKAA she was in a very sound condition but had not seen so much TLC in recent years so I have invested in a new paint job (same colours as in the photo). A double battery system has been installed and all the sea cocks have been changed to bronze ball valve type. The list of further jobs is long..... I will provide more information as we go along.

The next jobs are to replace some of the running rigging, install 220v shore-power, rebuild the head and galley, etc. etc.

As for me, I am a professional navigator and former ship's officer now in government service. My intent is to have NAUSIKAA ready for prolonged voyaging by the time I get my pension in 6 years time.

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Hell that's a nice looking boat Stephen. Enjoy!
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I think we need an electronic marina to tie-up photos of our boats! What do you think?
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Old 07-27-2007, 08:10 PM   #4
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@ Lighthouse: Thanks for your kind comment. I think she is nice too and one of the best things about her is that she is deep. I am 6' 2" and can stand upright in her - just.

@ Trim: An electronic marina! What an interesting concept. I just hope the berthing fees are reasonable.

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At 27' Nausikaa is probably the smallest boat in this fleet. She is a long-keeled, double-ender and displaces 3.5 tonnes! She was built in Sweden in 1969 and put on show at the Frankfurt boat show. She remained in Germany until I bought her after in 2005. She is small but a comfortable and capable sea boat. About 130 boats of this type, Storfidra, were built. Many have voyaged far and wide. One has found its way to Australia. Another I know of has crossed the Atlantic in both directions three times.

Fair winds

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Hi Stephen,

What a lovely looking boat - her name reflects her other image, the beautiful Nausikaa :-

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The boat's image shows her design to be that of a very strong boat - you are blessed.

What engine does she have ?

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Hi Stephen,

I too commend you on your gorgeous craft. It reminds me of a very sturdy Australian yacht the Spacesailer 27.
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Old 07-30-2007, 04:25 AM   #7
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Thanks for the kind words David and Richard.

Yes, in some ways NAUSIKAA is similar to the Spacesailer 27 but unlike that class she is long-keeled and double-ended. Internally she differs from the Spacesailer too in that the Storfidra is fitted, from aft to for'd, with a head to port and the galley to starboard, a berth on each side, a wardrobe on each side and then the for'd v-berth. The Spacesailer has a dinette arrangement I think.

The yard that built the Storfidra class had little experience in building pleasure vessels but many years experience of building work-boats for the Swedish navy. They therefore just carried on in the same manner when they broke into the pleasure-boat market. What the yard lacked in an understanding of the strength of GRP they made up for in its thickness. The boat is really solid!

The engine, Richard, was originally a Volvo MD 2 but was replaqced with a Perkins M 20 developing 18 HP and a Hurth HB 100 gearbox. The new engine has done less than 500 hours so it should be with us for some time to come. Thanks also for the photo. I have quite a collection of photos of statues and paintings of Nausikaa.

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I agree with the others. Nausikaa is a sweet-looking boat. I bet she'd handle a sea, too.
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Old 12-10-2008, 07:30 PM   #9
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Thank you for your heartwarming words tel.

Nausikaa is a good sea boat, befitting any vessel built in the Colin Archer tradition. Another vessel of this class crossed the North Atlantic thrice in each direction and yet another sailed to Oz via the Cape, running her eastings down in the Southern Ocean. I sailed the Sothern Ocean a few years ago in a 75 metre patrol vessel and we had a hard time of it. I certainly would not like to sail those seas in an 8 metre yacht but if I did, Nausikaa would be my choice.

A smaller (6 metre) sister has competed in the OSTAR and the same little ship made a voyage from Sweden to Greenland.

If you ever find yourself in Europe give me a shout and I will gladly let you put Nausikaa to the test.

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Where can I obtain the rig schematics for the Storfidra 26 ?. I am busy rebuilding one but do not have rig information

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I think we need an electronic marina to tie-up photos of our boats! What do you think?
Trim, now you have me thinking.

... and planning, and coding ...
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Where can I obtain the rig schematics for the Storfidra 26 ?. I am busy rebuilding one but do not have rig information
Hi Mark,

I am just back in Spain after weeks of delightful sailing in the Baltic. Give me a few days to dig out something and I will get back to you on this one.

Aye // Stephen
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