I like boats.


On the way to yet another day's sailing, we came across a boat, for sale. I kindly offered $50 and that very same day was the proud owner of … “Walvis, de Buikboot”

It needed repairs. I learnt all about polyester and inspection ports, and also made a mast from bamboo. Walvis sails pretty good, although very unlike most other boats around here. Walvis is only about 90cm wide, has a lateen rig, and no hiking straps. Even in low winds still very fun to sail.



Walvis has since been upgraded with an aluminium mast, fancy!