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Old 02-10-2015, 03:49 AM   #15
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such a lot of work done

interested in some close ups of your aries wind vane

i passed on one i saw cheap as it seemed too big and heavy for the small storfidra
but it doesn't seem to look too big on far

also what size engine/gearbox and prop did you fit

i have a 16hp mitsi base / 2.72 reduction ratio g/box / 15 x 10 three blade prop
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Old 02-10-2015, 12:55 PM   #16
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Hallo, I bought the aries in a "as new condition" in ebay. I was also interested in a windpilot pacific light.
I call Mr. Förthmann from Windpilot and he told me that the Pacific is better for storfidra than the Pacific light what i am interested in. Because of the adjustment out of the cockpit. I also speak Mr. Mathisen in Danemark. He told me that the aries maybe is a little to big for the boat. But I now that I earn 150 lbs of weight when I change the engine. And the aries was much cheeper and stronger than the windpilot.
So I bought and mounted it. And it fits and works very well.
I change the very big volvo md 2 to a nice small kubota based twocylinder from betamarine. The kubota 482 has 14 hp and is al over the world well known.
I dont now the size of my prop jet. I have my paperwork on the boat in germany. The prop is a conservativ three blade.
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Old 02-10-2015, 01:06 PM   #17
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Hallo markwesti,
now I am living in the cold minnesota in saint paul. I need to store the boat in a barn in Germany. But next year move back to Germany and I am planing around Atlantic for 2017. It shall go from Germany to Portugal and over Canaries to Barbados. After Antillen to Florida and Bermuda to Azoren and back home. My family will give me 14 month for the singlehand trip.
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Old 03-27-2016, 04:36 PM   #18
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Hi fidra88,
I just read the article about Your boat in Palstek Magacine. In 2014 I bought a Storfidra and we brought it from Heeg/Holland over the Channels to Otterndorf/Elbe. It ist just the Storfidra (Sail Number 66) which was descibed in the Yachtseite.de when You write Storfidra in Google. This description was made by a former owner, Michael Becker, I contacted him and we together brought the boat home to Germany in one week.
The whole last year I did a Refit, what is not finished until now. Because the boat seemed to lay some years without of use and caring in Holland in the water, it is a lot of work.
In April, 5th the boat will go into water, again now in the harbour of Neuhaus/Oste. I live in Hannover.
Greetings
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Hi fidra88,
I just read the article about Your boat in Palstek Magacine. In 2014 I bought a Storfidra and we brought it from Heeg/Holland over the Channels to Otterndorf/Elbe. It ist just the Storfidra (Sail Number 66) which was descibed in the Yachtseite.de when You write Storfidra in Google. This description was made by a former owner, Michael Becker, I contacted him and we together brought the boat home to Germany in one week.
The whole last year I did a Refit, what is not finished until now. Because the boat seemed to lay some years without of use and caring in Holland in the water, it is a lot of work.
In April, 5th the boat will go into water, again now in the harbour of Neuhaus/Oste. I live in Hannover.
Greetings
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Do you have pics of your boat out of the water now? We would love to see pics of the upcoming re-launch!
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Old 03-10-2017, 09:07 AM   #20
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Proper job, well done.

I have a Storfidra 25 also, not been anywhere more than 100mls yet but would like to go to St. Kilda this year, just need to run my lines aft to make things easier for single handing.

Regards, Tony.
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Old 03-10-2017, 11:03 AM   #21
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Hey Tony, I change the lines from cockpit back to the mast. Because in the marina and at nice wether the lines work well from cockpit but at galeforce wind I must to often step from Cockpit to mast to adjust the lines. And for the change to trysail I must also go to the mast.
So I think the lines in cockpit is nothing for me.
Please sent some piktures. Whats your sailingnumber
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Old 10-30-2018, 08:07 PM   #22
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Hallo Fidra 88, ich bin kurz davor, eine Storfidra 25 zu kaufen, Bj 1973. Liegt in Finnland. Ich habe sie mir angeschaut, ein Flug nach Helsinki kostet ja nicht die Welt, soweit sieht das Schiff ok aus, ist aber ne Menge zu tun. Du hattest ja einige Filme gemacht, die ich mir auch zum Teil angesehen habe, aber jetzt sind sie leider nicht mehr online. Der Artikel im Palstek beschrieb auch dein Schiff. Kurz und gut, ich brauche etwas Kontakt und Hilfe, z.B. Zustand des Bootskörpers. Bisher hatte ich "nur" ein Stahlschiff, bin also bei GFK völlig unerfahren, aber das Schiff reizt mich sehr, seit ich einen Einhandsegler mit einer Storfidra in Kristianopel/Schweden gesehen habe. Gruß, Rolf
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Old 12-18-2018, 07:29 AM   #23
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Hi fidra 88. Did you have to reinforce/make stronger the mast support?
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Hallo , there was no need to make the mast stronger. The mast food is absolutely strong.
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Fidra 88 your renovation is very impressive. I hope to do similar to mine, some day, and spend some proper time on the hardstand. Did you construct your own cradle?

I am in the process of constructing a new bulkhead under my storfidra mastfoot, a bit like this: (not my thread):

https://www.maringuiden.se/forum/top...drans-mastfot/

As I also have (very bad) compression in the fibreglass liner support under the inner columns which support the mastfoot (see my thread

Yikes! Any one know what to do here? Fibreglass structural problem under mast

But I will actually construct a much bigger bulkhead than misil-1 has done in the first thread, above, to solve the same problem; one would be required to "climb through" the bulkhead I will construct, to access the forepeak, as a bigger bulkhead would seem stronger and safer to me (imagine a submarine bulkhead).

I wonder how some storfidras seem to have this serious weakness, and some, like yours, do not? I thought it was design related, so would affect all storfidras, but clearly not.

My storfidra is no. 82. I have erice's (on this forum) old boat, sailed to New Zealand a few years back.
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Old 12-19-2018, 03:23 AM   #26
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Ps I, like erice, am interested in what propeller and gearbox combination you went with, as his 16hp mitsi base / 2.72 reduction ratio gearbox/ 15 x 10 three blade prop feels way underpowered to me. Nothing wrong with the engine and gearbox, I'm thinking a differently sized prop is required! Any advice here on the size of yours?
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