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





Wonderful weather

April 27, 2016 21h00 LT
The plan worked well and after a day of slight swirling winds we are now at the edge of a depression

A bosun on the bridge

April 25, 2016 21h00 LT
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Space Invaders in the fog

April 23, 2016 21.00 LT
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Alongside New York

April 7, 2016
In the meantime we arrived in New York after a wonderful trip from Philadelphia to the Big Apple. It

From Baltimore to Philadelphia

March 31, 2016 14h00 LT
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