[:en]Five Senses was built in 2004 and we sailed her since 2016. Since then, we uprgraded our water pump to a higher flow device, we installed an additional water outlet at the front of the deck, a land-water connection has been build at the stern and of course we try to keep the tanks and … Continue reading [:en]Decalcifying the water system with citric acid[:de]Das Wassersytem mit Zitronensäure vom Kalk befreien[:]
[:en] This is how the PDLC film looks after a few winter months. I had installed it back in December. The film is totally stiff, it does not adhere to the plexi-glass bottom any more. Not sure if the extreme of temperatures destroyed is, or, if the UV-rays damaged the various layers of film. In … Continue reading [:en]The end of the PDLC project[:de]Das Ende der PDLC Geschichte[:]
[:en]On Five Senses, the main source of energy so far has been the shore power connection. While cruising, I had relied on the alternator of the ship’s diesel as an additioal source. What a mistake! Equipped with lead acid batteries (4 x 100 Ah), the alternator only fed in electricity for a few hours a … Continue reading [:en]Comparison of various energy sources[:de]Vergleich verschiedener Energiequellen[:]
[:en]Before deciding about your prefered way of storing electricity on board, a few things need to be considered: you have to estimate your power consumption and therefore know the necessary storage capacity. You have to know the specifications of your power sources such as how much power is provided, for how long they are available … Continue reading [:en]How to calculate power consumption on a sail-boat[:de]Stromverbrauch berechnen[:]
[:en]We bought Five Senses June 2016 to then pick her up in Croatia the following October. Since then she has found a new home in the Marina Punta Gabbiani in Italy. I truly believe that with a boat it is the same as with a home on land: first you need to discover and put … Continue reading Start der Saison 2019
[:en]No, this photo has not been taken during a Safari in Africa, it is indeed showing a Zebra feeding on the island of Brijuni. This piece of land is part of the Brijuni Islands formed by a group of fourteen small islands in the Croatian part of the northern Adriatic Sea. The largest island, Veliki … Continue reading [:en]Brijuni National Park – Safari Adventure in Croatia[:de]Brijuni Nationalpark – Steppensafari mitten in Kroatien[:]
[:en] Being moored in the marina with the stern to the dock is super convenient for getting on and from the boat. However, especially at night time with the salon iluminated, privacy can be an issue if you have a transparent door hatch for your companion way. And this is what we have on Five … Continue reading [:en]Covering our companion way hatch with smart film[:de]Abdeckung des Steckschots am Niedergang mit Smart Film[:]
[:en]Seit dem Kauf unserer Five Senses habe ich nun schon einige Verbesserungen vorgenommen: Rigg Upgrade, neue Segel, das Unterwasser-Schiff wurde saniert, den Propeller habe ich gewechselt, neue Elektronik hat Einzug gehalten, wir haben ein Radar an Bord, das Holzdeck musste vollkommen erneuert werden usw., usw. – Bisher hat meine Crew das entweder mit Schulterzucken zur … Continue reading Einbau Klimaanlage
[:en] Marano Lagunare, often referred to as a “small fishing village,” is actually a small town with a fishing port and belongs to the province of Udine. Founded as a legion city, it was conquered by Venice and the buildings created under this influence are well preserved in the city centre and often very lovingly … Continue reading [:en]Marano Lagunare – Lagoon town in a nature park[:de]Marano Lagunare – Lagunenstädtchen im Naturschutzgebiet[:]
[:en] Logbuch 1. Tag, 8. August 2018 Am 7. August gastierte Ed Sheeran in Wien, Leonie musste da natürlich hin und ich war somit mit meinem Plan bereits am Montag unseren Sommerurlaub zu starten buchstäblich baden gegangen. Der Urlaubsstart wurde also verschoben und wir fuhren am 8. August aus Wien los. Eine Kleinigkeit gab … Continue reading [:en]380 Nautical miles: Aprilia Marittima – Kornati National Park – return[:de]380 Seemeilen – Aprilia Marittima – Nationalpark Kornaten – zurück[:]
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