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    Posted: 18 December 2006 at 20:45

A short post to let you know that Hanse #136 - Hakuna Matata has now been commissioned and handed over to me at Bayview in Pittwater - just north of Sydney - by Windcraft, the local Sydney dealers.

 
In short we are delighted and kudos to the team at Windcraft for all the work they have done to help ensure a smooth ON TIME handover. The Windcraft team has been highly professional with an easy approach to helping with all those little worries. Mary, Peter, Damien, Nick and the team couldn’t have been more pleasant and helpful!

 

My family and I spent time in Kenya and Tanzania hence the name “Hakuna Matata”. The literal translation is, "There are no worries here". And indeed there have not been so far! Of course, as parents, we were also subjected to the Elton John / Tim Rice version of the Lion King and at some stage we’ll let the on-board stereo rip-out the Pumbaa and Timon song across Sydney Harbour! J

 

My son, Cameron, and I have been out three times to put her through her paces in winds from 8 to 28 knots. She handled everything easily and sails fantastically. The extras we applied - Autopilot System (APS) and 3 blade screw also work well. We will try the Multi-Purpose Sail (MPS) over the weekend!

 

Thanks to all of you on this forum - especially Clayton and Sin (Sydney based 400 owners) who have given such great feedback on their experiences!

 

I’ve posted a picture from handover day but I will try to get some better ones over Christmas!

 

Happy Christmas and happy sailing!

 

Eddie

 
 
 
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Let me be the first to congratulate!

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Johan,
 
What is the "rub strake"  on Emilia's side hull made out of?
 
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It's teak. It was on the options list. It's screwed from the inside of the hull. In my own opinion it gives the boat an elegant look.

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Someone asked me about it earlier, and here's that post:

http://www.myhanse.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=285

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G'day Johan,

 

Awesome photos and web site! Your Hanse, partner and dog all look great with the backdrop of your lovely sailing waters! The only downside appears to be the amount of clothing you need to wear to sail!

 

We share an interest in music, boating, partners and pets! We have many friends and family involved in the Sydney opera and symphony orchestras - I am a confirmed "listener"! Your photos have inspired me to carry a camera on board!

 

Cordially,

 

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Thanks, Eddie!

It's good to hear from someone "down under". Is it true that everything is upside-down there, that you have to hold your hand over the glass not to loose your pint of beer?

We are freezing up here on the northern hemisphere while you are in the summer. I just don't think that's fair...

Your new boat looks fabulous and I am sure you will have a good time aboard in the years to follow. I wonder how sailing is in your area? Around Stockholm we have a beatiful archipelago where you can go from island to island. Then you can easily venture out on the sea and go back before night.

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Ha Ha!

 

I've been to Stockholm twice - stayed in Gamla Stan both times - and loved it but never sailed.

 

You are right - mercifully we do not have winters so bad that we can't sail! I recall sailing at Cowes week in the UK a few years ago. Great sailing but the nicest memory was drinking Irish coffees in the pub after a cold, wet day on the water.

 

I'm currently berthed at Bayview in Pittwater which is about 30 miles north of Sydney Harbour (Port Jackson). The links below are PDF's of the waters at Pittwater, the coast down to Sydney Harbour and then the waters in and around Sydney Harbour. You'll see there's plenty of protected and also open ocean sailing to be done.

 

http://www.afloat.com.au/secure/downloadfile.asp?fileid=1005098

 

http://www.afloat.com.au/secure/downloadfile.asp?fileid=1005135

 

http://www.afloat.com.au/secure/downloadfile.asp?fileid=1005104

 

Hopefully I'll take the boat down near to my home in Sydney (bottom left corner of Mosman Bay) after Christmas sometime.

 

Cheers

 

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Eddie,

I learnt a lot about your area from the maps. I didn't know you could find so many sheltered places there, I thought you had just the ocean. Wrong I was.

So what are your plans for sailing in the future? Where are you going?

Thanks,

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Congratulations Eddie!

The handover of my new 370e will take place in Greifswald in the beginning of april. The name of the boat is decided, but the font to use is not. When I saw the picture of your boat, my immediate reaction was; "that's the right font". Do you know the font name and is it the same as Hanse uses in the brand name? It looks very similar.

Merry Christmas!
 
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