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!”
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Who am I?
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?”
A labour of love or …?
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 …?”
A few photos
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.”