CBS Channel 8 in San Diego is airing the piece they did on the ship last week! It will be on the Zevely Zone at 6:40PM tomorrow (Wednesday, June 1). It was a fun interview with lots of video of work on the ship. If you don’t live in San Diego, no worries: I willContinue reading “We’re on CBS San Diego News tomorrow, Wednesday June 1!”
Throughout the project I have been very watchful about alignments of the various components, especially that the keel is horizontal, and that the frames are perpendicular and at right-angles to the keel, horizontal, and in good alignment with each other. All these factors are very important in making the ship have the correct shape. ItContinue reading “A bit of magic….?”
I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the people who have helped and supported me in my voyage… First, my wife and my family have stood behind me and cheered me on, something that I really appreciate because without their support, the project would have been impossible. In particular, my team leader, myContinue reading “Thanks and acknowledgments!”
The San Diego Union Tribune, to my great surprise, contacted me and asked for an interview! Of course I said yes! A captive audience, who could resist? Pam Kragen and Charlie Neuman came and listened to Ivar and me, and took lots of photos. This is what they wrote: https://enewspaper.sandiegouniontribune.com/infinity/article_share.aspx?guid=a2f862b9-75f5-407b-bb59-d6a1fa8d5b17.
Since we launched our website a few days ago, the San Diego Union Tribune has published an article about Sleipnir, and numerous people have now subscribed! I have been working on my own, with help from my good friend Ivar, for over two years, and it is gratifying to find so many people are notContinue reading “Thank you!”
I have been a sailor for most of my life, always messing about in boats, built some both small and big, raced and cruised in both my own and on charters. I have a passion for sailing, and water is truly my element. My heritage is Swedish and I have always thought the Vikings wereContinue reading “Who am I?”
The Sleipnir project was a long time in the making. I wanted to build it several years ago but my wife put her foot down when I wanted to take over our backyard for it. For one thing if I had gone ahead and completed it there, a huge crane would have been needed toContinue reading “A labour of love or …?”
Building the rudder or steering oar: this video shows how I built the rudder from start to finish. It’s fairly long but you can easily skip forward…. I hope you enjoy it! “A picture is worth a thousand words.”