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Christian

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Name: Christian
Date registered: September 21, 2010

Latest posts

  1. Zwischenstopp in L.A. — August 13, 2022
  2. Stop-over in LA — August 13, 2022
  3. Beitrag im Boating New Zealand: Wasser in der Bilge! — August 5, 2022
  4. Article in Boating NZ: Water in the Bilge! — August 5, 2022
  5. Photos von Vanua Balavu — July 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
13
Aug

Stop-over in LA

Pitufa remains in Fiji, but her crew has gone walkabout! We’ve just spent two program-packed days in LA, doing aaaalll the tourist fun locations. Thank you Kristi for being such a wonderful host and tour guide!!!

2022
05
Aug

Article in Boating NZ: Water in the Bilge!

Birgit Hackl, Christian Feldbauer: Wet Bilges, Boating New Zealand, July 2022. Read the online version of this article.

2022
23
Jul

Photos of Vanua Balavu

2022
19
Jul

Who’s rich and who’s poor?

Unlike French Polynesia, where the rich colonial mother country France finances a very advanced level of infrastructure, Fiji is independent and has to fend for itself. Outer islands like Matuku (where we’ve spent one and a half weeks now) have no airport and the supply ship only calls once a month. The shop here is very basic and has run out of sugar weeks ago…Sat… Continue reading »

2022
28
Jun

Photos: first impressions of Fiji

2022
23
Jun

Makogai

The past week we’ve had a strong Southeasterly blowing and it came (a bit surprising) with constant rain and grey weather. We sat out the nasty weather at the little island Makogai, a former leper colony. Until 1969 patients were isolated here and a few buildings remain. Now there’s a marine station on the island and we were thrilled to visit it and find out… Continue reading »

2022
10
Jun

Sail repair days

On the way here the mainsail chafed badly on the spreaders while it was flogging in light-wind conditions. One of the batten pockets got chafed through–smack in the middle of the sail, impossible to repair with our machine, as we cannot roll up the rest of the sail small enough to fit in. We prefabricated the batten pocket with the machine, but then had to… Continue reading »

2022
05
Jun

Photos of our passage to Fiji

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.

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