Again a day with trial sailing. Trials with tacking, compass card and rowing with the sail both up and down. The wicker-band for the rudder, has to be tightened all the time, so we check up on it, when we get back to port. It turns out that the piece of cloth that is attached to avoid tear, is undamaged. But a closer inspection shows us that many of the threads in the wicker-band itself (made of tarred hemp rope) is torn over. Apparently the wicker-bands are not strong enough... The emergency wicker-band that is made from a strap for a crane is installed and the damaged one is repaired. A good day!
extracts from the log book, thursday, august 2nd, 2007
Created by Carsten Hvid
The web version of the ship's logbook contains excerpts from the Sea Stallion from Glendalough's logbook. The logbook is kept by skipper Carsten Hvid and mates Vibeke Bischoff, Kjetil Sildnes and Poul Nygaard.
Not much has changed since the Viking Age with regard to the skipper's role on board the Sea Stallion...