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  • Wind Polars

    Sailboat polar diagrams usually tell us what the boatspeed will be, based on wind speed and angle. I thought it would be nice to flip it the other way: if we want to achieve at least, let’s say, three knots of boatspeed, what kind of wind will we need Click here for full post: https://nakedsailor.blog/2020/02/29/wind-polars/ […] More

  • Upgrade to Season 2.0

    With our heads held high and our second season nigh*), here are some things we are thinking about getting to our dear sailboat before next summer. *) Needed something to rhyme with “high” and this is one word I fell in love with when reading Moby Dick a Click here for full post: https://nakedsailor.blog/2020/02/12/upgrade-to-season-2-0/ Twitter: […] More

  • Hanse Warranty Issues

    A commonly held view in the sailing community, I believe, is that brand new boats are riddled with kinks and problems. Therefore, better to buy them second-hand, a couple of years down the road, when the original owner has fixed everything that wasn’t properly done in the first place. I Click here for full post: […] More

  • Hanse Warranty Issues

    A commonly held view in the sailing community, I believe, is that brand new boats are riddled with kinks and problems. Therefore, better to buy them second-hand, a couple of years down the road, when the original owner has fixed everything that wasn’t properly done in the first place. I Click here for full post: […] More

  • Hanse 388 Speed and Polars

    So, how fast does our Hanse 388 go? This summer, we gathered over twenty million data points to compare our sailing speeds with what HanseYacht’s marketing material had promised. Here are the results. Our Data Our boat recorded (among a huge number of other things), speed, course, wind angle and Click here for full post: […] More

  • Hanse 388 Speed and Polars

    So, how fast does our Hanse 388 go? This summer, we gathered over twenty million data points to compare our sailing speeds with what HanseYachts’ marketing material had promised. Here are the results. Our Data Our boat recorded (among a huge number of other things), speed, course, wind angle Click here for full post: https://nakedsailor.blog/hanse-388-speed-and-polars/ […] More

  • FAQ About Hanse 388 Options

    I’ve received quite a few emails (from all over the world!) from people who are interested in buying a Hanse 388. Some are in the “we’re thinking about it” stage, others are already committed, but have questions about their final selection of options. It’s really cool to get these emails! Click here for full post: […] More

  • FAQ About Hanse 388 Options

    I’ve received quite a few emails (from all over the world!) from people who are interested in buying a Hanse 388. Some are in the “we’re thinking about it” stage, others are already committed, but have questions about their final selection of options. It’s really cool to get these emails! Click here for full post: […] More

  • Buying vs Chartering a Sailboat

    For over a year now, I’ve kept a detailed cost log for our yacht project. There are two questions I’ve tried to find answers to. Firstly, what does sailing a new Hanse 388 really cost? Secondly, if I compare this to chartering costs, would it have been less costly to Click here for full post: […] More

  • Buying vs Chartering a Sailboat

    For over a year now, I’ve kept a detailed cost log for our yacht project. There are two questions I’ve tried to find answers to. Firstly, what does sailing a new Hanse 388 really cost? Secondly, if I compare this to chartering costs, would it have been less costly to Click here for full post: […] More

  • OMG, It’s Full of …

    … barnacles! I just received some whatsapp pictures from the nice person at our winter storage place. They had lifted our dear Hanse yacht out of the water, and then looked at its bottom in disbelief. “No so great,” he texted me. Barnacle Gallery What Had Happened? I sent over Click here for full post: […] More

  • The Last Day of Summer

    After our July summer vacation, unfortunately we didn’t use our yacht that much. We had a big (and exhausting) moving project in August. September was filled with work. And after that, the weather started turning a bit against us. Cold to freezing temperatures, high winds and too much rain. Still, Click here for full post: […] More

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