Spaghetti electronics

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The refit of the Clipper isn’t limited to some carpeting and overhauling the rigging, also all old electronic will be replaced with new. This, combined with 13 year of electronic evolution, forces us to add new cables. Some 6 kilometers of old cables will be reused. This amount will be matched with new cables to. All those cables will be placed before the wood paneling goes up. Even though yours truly is quite proficient in fitting a socket in his own home and laying the cables for this, the cabling that is going on right now is beyond my grasp. In awe we watch the electricians cut huge bundles of cable wires and attaching them to complex insides of cabinets or equipment. The knowledge that I’m entrusted with just the sailing of the Stad Amsterdam reassures after seeing all tangle. Obviously trusting these electricians to deliver top notch work. When pushing the light switch would have the result of full speed ahead, my awe would be diminished somewhat.
 
Richard Slootweg
Captain Clipper Stad Amsterdam





Le Sud

May 25, 2016 11h00 LT
The Clipper is back in the Mediterranean and already fully engaged in the business programs for the

The last mile is the longest

May 20, 2016 07h00 LT
We are almost there ... some 20 miles more to go to the final destination of this Ocean crossing, Se

Mediterranean Sea

May 15, 2016 14h00 LT
This morning we passed through the Strait of Gibraltar. Morocco - just a shadow - became visible las

Departure

May 10, 2016 12h00 LT
After three days in port we are at sea again! It was cozy in the harbor but it sure feels good to be

Statistics of an ocean crossing

May 6, 2016 18h00 LT
The Clipper can be found alongside in the harbor of Horta since yesterday. It was an ocean crossing