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S/Y Bird of Passage

The birth of a strip plank ocean cruiser.

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In the end of 1997 we decided to build a new boat. After a few years of preparations the actual construction work started year 2000. Bird of Passage should be a true long range cruiser with twin motors, full flotation and retractable keel. She will sail around the world as easy as she will cruise the Baltic sea or the canals of Europe and America. She will be big enough to live and work in for several years for a family of four. American designer Tom MacNaughton has designed the hull and rig while deck and interior is our own design. Her call sign will be SLWP. She was launched 2009 and sailed for the first time 2010 and is now on her way south on a journey that will last for many years, check below for details....
 
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Here is the story in detail (from 2003 in english)

1997

- decision taken where to build the boat
- searching for kits and
- drawings


Swedish

1998

- contacts with boat designers
- study plans and books bought
- work with boathouse started


Swedish

1999

- first drawings from Tom McNaughton
- boathouse finished
- line drawing finished


Swedish

2000

- rig drawing finished
- frames set up
- most of the planking finished


Swedish

2001

- keel plank finished
- planking finished and hull turned
- temporary interior layout mounted


Swedish

2002

- stern and deck finished
- anchor boxes built
- interior work started


Swedish

2003

- deck house finished
- most of the interior basics finished
- keel box designed


English

2004

- inspection by the Maritime Authority
- keel box mounted
- exterior deadwood finished


English

2005

- heat insulation and electricity installed
- painted outside
- heating system installed


English

2006

- prop shafts installed
- showers with waste water system and
- tanks installed


English

2007

- rudder, electric toilets, water system
- windows, trailer for transport
- interior doors and painting


English

2008

- hydraulic steering system
- galley and ceilings
- hopefully rudder and keel finished


English

2009


LAUNCH !


English

2010

-rigging


English

2011

-sailing south


English



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