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Old 02-06-2015, 11:34 PM   #1
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Default Renovation Storfidra 25

Hallo, I renovated my Storefidra 25 the last 4 Years.

1. I sandblast her and fit the osmosis
2. I covered her at first with aramid/kevlar and second with glass
3. Put on a lot of epoxid
4. Made a new rudder and constructed a third rudderfixing
5. All around new paint
6. New elektrik and instruments
7. Install lightning protektion
8. New winsches and windlass
9. Install collision- bulkhead and aries wind-fane
10. and much more

Some piktures:
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Old 02-06-2015, 11:42 PM   #2
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Default sandblasting was done

Sandblasing was done and the big holes are fixed. The boat dry over the summer.
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Old 02-06-2015, 11:47 PM   #3
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Default covered with aramid/kevlar

I covered the frontside of the hull with aramid/kevlar to make it "bulletprof" and fixed it all with epoxid
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Old 02-07-2015, 01:26 AM   #4
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Default filler it with epoxid

I filler it with epoxid and sandet it some timmes
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Old 02-07-2015, 01:30 AM   #5
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Default Made a new rudder

I made a new rudder and a third fixingpoint
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Old 02-07-2015, 01:36 AM   #6
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Default paint around

I paint all the boat inside and out
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Old 02-07-2015, 01:40 AM   #7
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Default paintjob outside

paint outside , uper and under water
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Old 02-07-2015, 02:41 AM   #8
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Default new elektrik

I put in al elektrik new
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Old 02-07-2015, 02:47 AM   #9
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Default lightning protktion

I installed a lightning protektion system. All made by my self. With copper-plade under water and lightning catcher on masthead.
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Old 02-07-2015, 02:54 AM   #10
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Default collision-bulkhead

I build a collision-bulkhead and laminate it in with glas and epoxid. Inside is the space for 50m, 8mm ankerchaine.
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Old 02-07-2015, 03:01 AM   #11
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Default aries windfane

I also build on a aries wind-fane which I bought second hand in ebay (a real nice deal)
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Old 02-07-2015, 03:10 AM   #12
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Default this was a lot of work

It take more than 2000 h but I think it is a nice refit. The boat is now better than new. I also get a new sprayhot, engine (beta diesel on kubota),
sails and a lot of other stuff. Is there any question please ask. I now this kind of boat now from masthead to the keel down. Because I did all the work by my self.
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Old 02-07-2015, 03:16 AM   #13
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Some pikture from first trip.
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Old 02-08-2015, 01:29 AM   #14
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Nice work , thanks for showing the pictures . What are your plans for sailing Far ? Mark .
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Old 02-10-2015, 04:49 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, 01:55 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, 02:06 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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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
Holger
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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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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