1998 Whoa, New Yorks Stock Exchange
is in its free fall "and nobaody wants to catch a 700 pound
safe, falling out a 4 floor building". Anyway I have better
news from Turkey. Martina and Lutz did fax me the messurements
of my shaft and I ordered the items straight away from the Netherlands.
AMBERELLA will have a very sophisticated stern gland and I hope
the investment will prove right
30th August 1998 I
am getting nervous, since Martina and Lutz have not yet given
me any details about the prop shaft or if the bugger is around
at all. I regret not having done this myself, when we were down
there ourselfs. Its really a pain to rely onto somebody else.
Well I guess Think Positive is todays phrase:-)
29th August 1998 I
am not on the lucky side, at the moment. After a theft at my
works place, I am handicaped without a PowerBook. I used to
use a G3 Series Apple PowerBook from my work (www.newtonshop.com
/ www.nomadic.ch )but its was stolen among other brand new Wallstreet
G3 Series PowerBooks last tuesday night. The worst is that most
of my personnel data, a collection of videos and pictures I
have done with my Sony DSC-F1 digital still camera were stolen
with the laptop. Now I will have trouble to get my site in shape
before I fly down to Turkey September 30th. I think I end up
sending the HTML code for my pages with my little Newton Message
Pad via email to my brother while working on the yacht in Turkey
On a second thought, its not a bad idea at all
22th August 1998 Big
trouble builds up in Turkey, because Martina and Kurt, from
SY Shiva told me the prop shaft can not be found and might be
stolen! I have ask the two to make precise messurements of the
shafts diameter, because I need to by new bearings and a stern
gland. Now without a shaft I am looking at another major investment.
I only hope its a big missunderstanding and that the propshaft
appears to be where Gary told me he left it when he was working
20th August 1998 The
count down tics, I get a bit nervous about all the things I
want to do. Flights are booked and I wait for answers from Turkey...
15th August 1998 I
started to get in touch with my Turkish contacts. I allready
have a flat for the Dezember / January time, because its cold
and wet during this month and AMBERELLA might not comfortable
than. Here in Zurich, the heatwave continius to go on. I give
my best to finsh the pages about Mout Rinjani Trekking, Indonesia
and the Western Australia Sailing Adventure. The idea to keep
it in two languages holds me up pretty much. I hope I will get
in on the web soon..stay tuned
10th August 1998 Well,
my homepage got a bit dusty, but I was not lazy at all. I was
working on a German page called Mount Rinjani Trekking (go
and practise your German:-)) and I am about to finish the
below mentioned Perth to Darwin pages...sooooon
There is a heat wave in Zürich, so dont expect to much
from me at the moment. Your input is welcome as allwas:-)
26th July 1998 Just managed
to finally get started with the story of my first cruising experience.
Goto my page Perth to Darwin, The
ultimate sailing experience. To be continued
23th July 1998 Wow, we
have tropical heat in Zürich. I finally managed to get
a decent weatherfax reception, but I am still not happy with
this kind of communication. Its not something I would like to
rely on. I wished I had more time for the web and could get
my other Australian travel stories on this site. Well stay tuned
on this matter:-)
20th July 1998 Still
no news from Mr. Breunner, but a lot of helpful advise from
my favorite newsgroup rec.boats.building. I continue to learn
hoe to use weather fax and started to go over the navigation
8th July 1998 I talked
to Mr Breuner, France, the designer of my AMBERELLA today and
he told me that not he, but Mr Maurice Thievent was the contructor
of AMBERELLA in 1972. So that means I need to find him for more
details about AMBERELLA
30th June 1998 Redesigned
for the third time my homepage and trashed all kind of "special
effect" Its not worth to write a glimmer book. I stay with
this new design hopefully a while:-)
23th June 1998 I
am reading daily the Newsgroups for boatbuilders. and save a
lot of information which I might need later on AMBERELLA.
The Good news of today is that I finally could get a hold
of the designer of AMBERELLA. Yes its true, the boat was built
in 1972 by Mr. Gerard Auzephy-Breunner. I called him right away,
when I had his adress in my hands. I am looking forward for
the information he send me about our yacht. This is really exciting!
15th June 1998 Bad
news from Fethyie. Gary gave up. After he could not get certain
parts for the propshaft, a cutles bearing and other things,
he decided to leave Turkey. I cant really blame him since I
know how Turkey can demotivate a boater and he putallready enough
effort into "my project". But on the other hand I
am frustrated and dont know how I will meet my own schedule.
11th June 1998
In Fethyie the work goes on. The hull becomes a new
white coat. We had a bit of confusion on weather to sand the
whole hull below water and apply a new coat of epoxy, but some
good advise from a chatt within a newsgroup helped us decide.
More details in my newsgroup
archive the only newspaper that brings the story from last
7th June 1998
News from Fethyie today. Gary called and explained
the progress he has made on AMBERELLA. It looks like I have
done a very poor job during our month of holiday in February,
when I compare with what he achived within one week.
AMBERELLAs has a new seacock, new valves, a ruddershaft, and
the crack near the prop has been done properly with epoxy .
This week Gary wants to fit a new battery and ckecks the engine.
Now since Gary is down there our time schedule is back on track.
Finally I will put a picture of AMBERELLA on the Web.(soon)
5th June 1998 The crew
of AMBERELLA is still enjoying the life of the landlubbers of
having enough space and taking now and than a bath at the nice
Lake Zurich, where we live at the moment.
An australian friend is currently down in Fethyie, Turkey,
where he undertakes some work on AMBERELLA. Nastasja (now 18
month old) Nina and me (Frank) will move and live on board in
October this year...
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