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Christian

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Name: Christian
Date registered: September 21, 2010

Latest posts

  1. Fotos: erste Impressionen von Fidschi — June 28, 2022
  2. Photos: first impressions of Fiji — June 28, 2022
  3. Makogai — June 23, 2022
  4. Makogai — June 23, 2022
  5. Segelreparaturen — June 10, 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
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 »

2022
16
Jan

All good in Rapa

We got a few concerned emails, because there was a Tsunami in the Pacific (after an eruption in Tonga) and a depression over French Polynesia (with seriously bad weather in the Northern Austral Islands and in Tahiti and the Societies). Neither of those affected us down here in our protected bay in Rapa Iti.

2022
10
Jan

More Photos! We love the Tuamotu

We had hardly any internet access in the past few months, so those pics come a bit delayed…

2021
31
Dec

Pics of our rough passage

Some impressions of our passage to Rapa Iti:

2021
23
Dec

Happy Holidays!

We wish everybody who’s sailing along on our blog a merry Christmas and a happy, healthy, successful year 2022 with opening borders and some normality after these crazy times…

2021
22
Dec

Pitufino–the multi-talent

I still haven’t grown tired of developing my Pitufino nav gateway–rather the opposite, I have spent a lot of time in improving it and adding new features. A great portion of the work on version V1.4.0 dealt with the networking core: new chip manufacturer SDK, time-out issues, UDP unicast streams, UDP unicast probes as alternative for broadcast, ICMP to close such UDP streams, TCP server… Continue reading »

2021
22
Dec

Our Nengonengo adventure in Latitudes&Attitudes

Our article was published in Bob Bitchin’s (gotta love that name) magazine! Christian Feldbauer, Birgit Hackl: Nengonengo–Wilderness Reclaimed, Latitudes & Attitudes, Issue 37 Winter 2021-22, p. 136–143. Read online.

2021
09
Dec

Article on Atoll Navigation in MEER & YACHTEN

Christian Feldbauer, Birgit Hackl: Navigation zwischen Korallen, Meer & Yachten, No. 4/21, December 2021, p. 68–75.

2021
20
Nov

Cruising World article about ship’s cats

We sent this article in for Leeloo’s 20th birthday, but it took a while to get published Birgit Hackl: Cruisin’ with a Cat, Cruising World, November/December 2021.

2021
10
Nov

Read online in Cruising World

We just saw that one of our articles is on the online version of the Cruising World Magazine. Click here to read about home-brewing on a boat!

2021
05
Nov

An article about Leeloo in the Caribbean Compass Magazine

The Compass is another popular magazine (next to AllAtSea) that’s available for free in all the bigger chandleries throughout the Caribbean. We are therefore happy that they have published our article with tips and tricks to keep feline crew happy! Download the magazine here

2021
03
Nov

Article in AllAtSea about using Waypoints

Relying on other people’s waypoints for both anchorages and passage routes can be dangerous. Cruising blogs and compendia are full of bad or incomplete recommendations and generalizations from one-sample observations. It’s much safer to do proper research and practice the necessary skills to do your own route planning and make your own waypoints… Birgit Hackl, Christian Feldbauer: Waypoints–Boon or Bane?, All At Sea Caribbean, November… Continue reading »

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