2021 sailing season has begun

On Friday the 23th of April Isabell was back in the lake at Rastaholm. After a short period of fine spring weather we are back to snowfall and coldness. Nevertheless, Isabell is afloat and ready for another sailing season. In the weekend of the 30th April – 2 May the mast is back in place, and the boat stocked up with food, water and warm clothes. Soon will take her out to the seaside. Now with new rigging details and shiny new Lewmar 40 ST winches for the genua. The rudder repair was successful, no more clonking sounds from the rudder hinges. Looking through my old logbooks I concluded that I have sailed Isabell halfway around the equator (11 500 nautical miles) since I bought her in 2008. Let’s hope for many more miles of sailing fun!

Author: captain

Johannes, born in 1960 at Zierikzee, The Netherlands, and living in Nacka, Sweden. Owner of S/Y Isabell.

2 thoughts on “2021 sailing season has begun”

  1. Hi Johannes,

    Thank you for your page we are Monsun 31 owners too in the UK and have found your page very useful!
    We were wondering whether you had the same orginal seldon mast and winches (with handles on the side). We are finding it very difficult to get them off and service them- we wondered whether you might have any tips?

    Thank you- Rachael and Fred (Sailing Astrid)

    1. Hi Rachel and Fred,
      I have the more modern mast and boom version of the Selden rigging. My winches are Lewmars and I experience no problems with the servicing of these. They are easily removed and replaced. I suggest you post a question about your winches on the Facebook page Friends of the HR Monsun. Lots of folks there with older Monsuns. Wish you lots of happy sailing!
      Johannes

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