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Christian

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Name: Christian
Date registered: September 21, 2010

Latest posts

  1. Cook Inseln – Cruising Info — May 10, 2022
  2. Cook Islands Cruising Info — May 10, 2022
  3. DIY: How to replace sprayhood windows — May 5, 2022
  4. Online lesen: Unser neuer Wetter-Artikel in der Cruising World — April 23, 2022
  5. Read Online: Article in Cruising World “Know your Weather” — April 23, 2022

Most commented posts

  1. Change of plans — 10 comments
  2. Prevailing Ocean Winds — 6 comments
  3. Anchor windlass overhaul — 5 comments
  4. We are sailing! — 4 comments
  5. Boa Vista — 4 comments

Author's posts listings

2022
10
May

Cook Islands Cruising Info

Good news, the Cook Islands are opening up for cruisers again! As of current travel info May 1st, 2022, sailboats can visit, but the check-in is only possible in the main island Rarotonga so far. Check the official government page for updates and details http://www.mfem.gov.ck/customs/arrival-and-departure-information-for-marine-crafts. And here’s the link to a pdf with the full law text. The form CICS 29: Advance Notice Of Arrival… Continue reading »

2022
05
May

DIY: How to replace sprayhood windows

Birgit Hackl, Christian Feldbauer: Replacing the windows on the dodger, All At Sea Caribbean, May 2022, p. 46–50. Download the whole magazine for free.

2022
23
Apr

Read Online: Article in Cruising World “Know your Weather”

Christian Feldbauer, Birgit Hackl: KNOW YOUR WEATHER, Cruising World, April 2022. Read the online version of this article.

2022
16
Apr

Damage underway

During a 30 knot squall the track for the genoa pole got ripped out of the mast–incredible with what extreme forces a sailboat has to deal, the big foresail is over 60 m2… No way we could manage the downwind trip without a genoa pole. We have to interrupt our trip for repairs.

2022
12
Apr

Nana (good-bye) French Polynesia!

After wonderful nine years year we are on our way to new adventures–Fiji, we are coming! Watch video here on www.pitufa.at winken_drohne

2022
06
Apr

Pitufino

Pitufino is a nav data Wi-Fi gateway, NMEA multiplexer/converter and pilot controller. It translates between nav devices from different generations and talks straight to your smart phone, tablet and laptop. Turn your mobile into + fully featured nav instruments + an engine dashboard + an auto pilot remote control + an anchor watch. Have it all under control from anywhere on your boat! Learn more… Continue reading »

2022
31
Mar

Read Online: Our Article on Anchoring Around Coral in Cruising World

Christian Feldbauer, Birgit Hackl: SEARCHING FOR SAFE SPOTS–Anchoring around Coral, Cruising World, March 2022. Read the online version of this article.

2022
13
Mar

New photos!

2022
25
Feb

A second mooring in Rapa Iti

2022
08
Feb

Toilet repairs

Toilet troubles are a cruisers’s nightmare. The plastic base plate of our Jabsco was cracked and we were worried that it would turn into an ejector seat on passage (just imagine the mess, YUCK!). Fortunately the part was on stock in Tahiti (at Ocean2000) and we spent a fun day dismounting and remounting the whole thing (disgusting, but fortunately not quite as bad as expected).… Continue reading »

2022
04
Feb

Going Bananas! Article in Cruising World

Christian Feldbauer, Birgit Hackl: Going Bananas! What do you when the whole stalk of green bananas turns yellow overnight?, Cruising World, January/February 2022. Read the online version of this article.

2022
04
Feb

Birgit is on the cover of All-at-Sea magazine!

Birgit Hackl, Christian Feldbauer: Passage Blues, All At Sea Caribbean, February 2022, p. 32–34. Download the whole magazine for free.

2022
04
Feb

New windows for our sprayhood

One of the old plexi windows of our sprayhood got smashed in on the rough trip to Rapa. We ordered a roll from Tahiti and spent three days replacing the windows. Not an easy task to stuff so much material underneath Miss Pfaff (our sturdy sewing machine). They turned out surprisingly wrinkle-free and now we have a panorama view again! At least partially–the garden’s back… Continue reading »

2022
01
Feb

Testing the mooring in strong winds

The main bay of Rapa with its two villages is a windy place when it’s blowing from the east, in all other directions we don’t see steady winds, but strong gusts whirling down the mountains. This pictures shows Pitufa testing the new mooring in 45 knots… Local boats were still buzzing across the bay on that day, fishermen going out on the ocean–the people of… Continue reading »

2022
16
Jan

A new mooring for Rapa

Three years ago we built a mooring for sailboats with the municipality of Rapa, so visiting sailboats don’t have to anchor in the infamously difficult bay and will neither damage their gear not the beautiful staghorn coral. When we got back this year, we were happy to pick up our sturdy mooring and then we asked the mayor and community workers whether they wanted to… Continue reading »

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