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Scandanavia

Ted Steenberg cruising Scandanavian waters in Thelma Dehler 37

 SeglingsemesterA short presentation of S/Y Thelma under Swedish flag and its skipper.

Yacht:
Dehler 37 build no. 590-011 demonstration yacht sold in Germany 1996 and bought in Heiligenhafen Germany, by present owner in may –05
Particulars outside standard: JRC 1800 radar/plotter on wheelconsole, onboard PC with Icom allband radio Mscanmeteo ,web www. mscanameteo.com, weather software, AIS black box with plotter software, LCD lightning, LCD 15 inch TV, blister no spinnaker, bow thruster. furling genoa 110%, solar day and night vent in heads and forepeak hatch
 
Projects for this winter: Exchange of the Autohelm 4000 autopilot with an inboard Navman AP, shower by bathing platform, shower in the heads is messy, main halyard masttop scheave with ball bearing, gates at the guard rail, exchange of the toilet skin fittings, insulation of hot water hoses and Ebersprächer hot air hoses.

If somebody has a tip on how to fit the inboard autopilot drive unit and which type in the cramped space around the rudder stock please email me kjell@rexus.se

Sailing area: South Baltic; Sweden, Denmark and Germany

Reason for buying this yacht:
Good and spacious interior layout, being over 6 feet I particularly like the forecabin where we lie with our heads forwards as opposed to the normal with feet forward when we had to somersault backwards to get out of the bunk. Spacious heads.
Good sailor in tough weather .
Ease of handling, particularly the electric winches to hoist the main.
Yanmar engine as opposed to Volvo
Good navigaton/office area.
Quality built, good handbbok and documentation.
Compared to last ship Mamba 34, running hot/cold water, never necessary to go on deck for sail handling, single line reefing, practical galley with large fridge. In reasonable condition it is a good prospect for holding its value value. A particularly non-traditional and innovative yacht

Skipper /Owner
Kjell (Ted to you English speaking) Steenberg
Learnt to sail on grandfathers Kalmar pilot boat in the early –50 ies, the original Thelma, which had a red/white spirit pilot main although granddad was not a pilot, he was an glass-artist. Since then he has sailed from the Solent to Oslo in Norway and most of the Swedish coast. Denmark and the Baltic parts of Germany, sometimes as delivery skipper. He learnt radar during military service –64-65 in the Royal Swedish Marine Corps in the Stockholm archipelago and holds a Yachtmaster offshore.

Crew: Wife Marianne also Yachtmaster offshore and Bonzo, black Labrador retriever, a good swimmer.

Harbour: Åhus POS N 55 55,3 E 14 17,9 South Baltic Sweden. This also where we live and they make the Absolut Vodka, our neighbour is one of the several eel fishers in the village.