October 1998 Two days off and
on the way with SY Isenisca to Göcek. We spend only the
afternoon in Göcek town. Next morning was pretty windy
and we decided to leave for a nice and protected bay called
"Quellenbucht" Here is a nice spring and crystal
clear water for snorkeling.
I bought a second hand VHF Icom. It came pretty cheap with
all gear, like charger and spare batteries.
Georg SY Isenisca
from Isen / Bavaria
26th October 1998
swims and is dry.
We hit ground when we slid down the ramp, but I had a look this
morning and only recovered 2 minor scratches on the steel keel.
There was a scarry moment when the engine started and the gear
box went in reverse, but could not be switched forward--> About
20 cm from the old steel wreck we managed to switch the gear and
off we went.
The engine powers up quite well.
But that was not all.
I recovered water in
the bilge and had a look at a seacock leaking...but no ..I was
wrong -> the water came from somewhere else and I recovered
a broken hose from the bilge pump, the only hose I have had not
replaced. This pump is a double water pump from the engine and
does take little water for the impeller in order not to run dry
when there is no water to pump from the bilge, because the pump
is allways running when the engine runs.
After this was fixed
and I could not find any problems I was very relieved and happpy
to be afloat:-)
I now anchor opposite of Fethyie in a bay called Hide Park Corner.
We sail today to Göcek with another boat, taking 2-3 days
holiday. AMBERELLA stays here.
Men, you dont believe how relieved I am and I know look forward
to get AMBERELLA in shape.
October 1998 Since
there did nothing happen today with AMBERELLA launching. I
helped Wolfgang und Angelika from Lingalonga . They had a
little job to do on their mast
23th October 1998
Today is AMBERELLAs launching
day and I am very excited. The last 12 days have been very exhausting.
We coated the teak reeling with 6 coats of varnish. The below
water area was primed twice with epoxy primer and has a first
coat of antifouling applied. There will come 3 more coats of antifouling
today when we are sitting on the slide, ready to launch. We applied
a first white coat of two part polyurethane paint to the above
water area. We used the roller but I was not satisfied with the
result and decided for painting with brush . It took us 2 days
to water sand the hull by hand before another coat of paint could
be applied...The engine was running another time, starts a bit
bitchy but is okay. I bought a used outboard and repaired it,
because dirty fuel blocked the fuelsystem and I had to take it
apart 7 times!! before it finally run properly. AMBERELLA has
60 meter of brand new 10mm chain and a new 24 kg CQR Anker. (with
the 22 kg Danforth I hope to have two secure anchors) Next week
I plan for an electric anchorwinch.
But the next two days
I will do nothing but go swimming and lazing. After 24 days of
working through I need a break::-)
7th October 1998
one week I conclude still to be able to launch in time. There
was a lot to organise but now I have help from Annemarie, a first
crew member and two turkish workers.
- sanded, sanded,
sanded... and big part of galvanic corrosion removed with
- filled with two
part polyurethane filler
- primed with two
coats of epoxy keel primer (the stuff is from International
and similiar to epoxy tar)
- welded 4 stainless
screws for anodes onto the keel (should have been done 20
- The below water
sanded sanded sanded
(ready for priming tomorrow )
The above water hull
- sanded, sanded...
will be sanded again with water and sandpaper tomorrow
- sanded the teak realing...looks
very nice now!
- ready for filling
installed a 200 ampere
battery, engine runs nicely..I change oel before launching.
The shaft gear, cuttlass
1th October 1998
My first day work on AMBERELLA
made me optimistic. I have only 14 days until AMBERELLA must
be launched, because the season in Fethyie is over and all commercial
boats and ferries come back on the shipyard. I dont want to
22th September 1998
Finally we coming closer to
become a really sailing site. I am more than exited to fly to
Fethyie, Turkey. Unfortunately I will not be able to progress
the website before end October. There is just to much work to
do and I will put all my efforts into AMBERELLA.
Here is AMBERELLAs
Nina, Frank &
We hope to have
you back on our site in October!
14th September 1998
Back on the WWW. It only took
me 1 week to get the PowerBook back, but some more time to get
all the erased software.
Jeff from Sailing
around the world / Out of Bounds mailed me and told me about
the link to my webpage he placed on his link pages. I am flattered:-)
His site is realyy well maintained and I have to go a long way
until I finally get the same response on my site.
3th September 1998
Biggest todays news is. My PowerBook
and the other stolen PowerBook units that were stolen from my
work place were reported at the German border to Poland in Frankfurt
(Oder) Germany! Hopefully next week I have it back and can get
this site in shape!
By the way I added
pictures of AMBERELLA to the Intro
page in order to wave rumors that I am rich and just need to
jump on a boat to sail the world;-) No you are very wrong. Its
going to be the hard but the right way to enjoy the fullfillment
of a dream.
2th September 1998
Flights to Turkey, Dalaman are
finally confirmed! .. I learned a good lesson about web design
today and I can happily announce that my pages can be read in
both major operarting systems with the same appearance, since
lately I got fed up by the bad appearance on Windows IE 4.0,
and when I changed it in favorite of Windows Users my Mac friends
had to rubb their eyes, in order to read the smaller styles
(remember there is Mac OS and there is something called Windows)
Anyway, that seams to be solved. I will improve the apperance
soon more professionally.
Enjoy this site as it is constructed
and read more about the plans of our world circumnavigation.
More stories will be downloaded this summer on AMBERELLAs Logbook:-)
and as well some review of former trips Enjoy
Any comments and help on designing
my homepage is very much appreciated (I would even want some
hints on bad grammar in English, as I am native German speaking)
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