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Der er plads til alle emner vedr denne båd i denne blog. Forårsklargøring, reparationsprojekter, sejloplevelser, udstyr osv.

Der er også plads til at beundre de flotte linier på billedet af D31 ovenfor.

Rini, D25

Køb & salg Posted on Thu, July 07, 2011 14:50:08

I have been feeling too ashamed to post it, but I have sold Rini. Her new owners signed the contract and sailed her off yesterday. It has been a very confusing and conflicted time for us, but we bought another boat. I would have posted the ad for Rini here, but the response on dba was within 24 hours…

I’ll still be following along with the blog, and probably checking in on the new owners from time to time. I’ve let them know about the site, hopefully they will join and contribute.




Generelt Posted on Mon, November 29, 2010 12:40:43

Hi Everyone, still no posts in Danish from me, sorry.

It looks like Rini will finally come out of the water this winter after 3 seasons!

I have yet to acquire some stands to hold her upright on land, I’ve seen them called “bådbuk” in at least one place ( Has anyone used these stands, or can anyone confirm that the short ones (80-155cm) are good for a Drabant 22? I assume they should work perfectly well, but am still considering building my own from aluminum tubing. The last time I bought tubing it was 3cm x 3cm and cost ~750dkk for 15m of it, far less than buying four stands from Tempo. I’m certain I can rig a similar setup in probably an evening or two of work, and they should be quite strong.

Also, does a “bådbuk” have another name in Danish?

Thanks for any thoughts,


Leika Øst, Relax, Nemo, Genie

Sejl Posted on Thu, July 15, 2010 09:19:04

No pics of Nemo and Genie, they were spotted in Middelfart. Here are Leika Øst and Relax:

We are in Ærøskøbing, probably taking a much needed day of rest… 212 nautical miles so far. Gps track:


Odde Havn – 3 Drabant 22

Generelt Posted on Sat, July 10, 2010 09:57:15

Greetings all,

We are in Odde today, and there are 2 other Drabant’s here with us. I’m keeping a page so my family can track our progress, posting GPS tracks nightly. For anyone interested, the page is here:

I’ll try to get the names of the two other boats, and post them this evening.


Silence from Rini

Generelt Posted on Thu, July 01, 2010 12:48:59

Sorry for the long silence, and really sorry we missed Samsø… are you aware of this specimen? I couldn’t find any reference in the galleri. She’s sitting a few berths away from Rini here in Svanemøllen, and is apprently D1.



Rig Posted on Sun, August 23, 2009 21:43:43

Hello to all, and to all an apology in advance for not posting in Danish.

Of course I’ve been meaning to post for quite some time, but Ole has taken care of introductions and passed on my emails. Rini was involved in absentia- but no more.

We have a problem with our rig. Ole suggested contacting the former owner (Henry) with questions, which I have done, but alas with no reply. The basic facts are this:

– There has been an increase in friction on the jib halyard, which one can feel while raising or lowering the jib.

– The increased friction has been demonstrated by the near complete destruction of the block on which the halyard runs, at the top of the mast.

– The block has been destroyed AGAIN, and within the short time since we replaced it on Bornholm, which was early June of this season. We sailed all of last season and much of this season (april to june) without needing a replacement.

– The only changes we have made to the parts of the rig that might have impacted this has simply been to re-orient the backstay, however, no additional blocks or pulleys were added, and so no additional force should have been introduced into the system.

Right now the near-term remedy seems to be to relieve all back-stay tension while raising or lowering the jib, causing less friction from the forestay, which is causing the wear by pressing against both the block and the halyard. This is essentially okay, and we can work to remedy the problem by either replacing the block with a smaller diameter, or by adding a pin to the area just below the stay, above the block, to keep them from interfering. But any real changes will probably be left until after this season ends.

The real question or concern is what could have caused this? Should we be worried that our stays are stretching drastically? I wonder if we should shorten the length of the forestay (via the turnbuckle) to change the angle at which the stay leaves the top of the mast. Or perhaps reseat the mast to change the angle? Of course doing either of those could cause lee helm.

For illustration, and surely artistic appreciation, I’m attaching two pictures. The first is the setup while I am lifting the forestay out of place with my hand, the second is with the stay as it sits naturally, but with NO tension on the backstay:

Here’s a third one just for fun, the feet are mine, Gilles, the proud co-owner is pictured below:

Any thoughts or suggestions would be much appreciated!

Thanks and hope to post more often,