Sunday, March 30, 2014


Yesterday was a beautiful day, sunny, no wind and about +15C, so we decided that spring has come and unwrapped Xiao Feng.

Unpacked the gear, everything survived winter. Oiled the oar leathers and enjoyed the sunshine, while the kids turned Xiao Feng into a pirate ship.

(I do not know why the pictures come out so small..... Blogger iPad app...?)

Friday, March 14, 2014


I have been starting to think about building a galley box that will fit between the side benches up forward. The first step is to gather up all the stuff that need to fit in the box...

The day before yesterday I recieved my stove, a Trangia 27-8 Duossal. Trangia is a very common camping stove in Sweden, the only thing I do not like about them is that the pots and pans are aluminum that food tend to stick to. There is a non-stick version, but as with all non-stick it wears of with time. So I was very happy when I found some new-old stock of the Duossal version (it was discontinued in 2008 and mine was made in 2001) in an online shop, duossal is a combination material aluminum and stainless steel where the stainless is on the inside so that the food does not stick too much.

The kit contains a frying pan, two pots (one small and one smaller), coffee pot, burner, windshield and a handle for the pots and pan.

Had to take it for a test spin, it boiled one liter of water in about 10 min and fried me an egg...

Boiling water, the whole kit is in the picture.

All packed up

The whole package takes up very little space, the diameter is 18.5cm (8.3 inch) and the height 10cm (3.9 inch) (sorry I do not do 1/8 etc).