This is the first internet
forum I have joined so bear with me! My lady and I are planning a trip for next year. We live aboard a 100 year old Dutch Tjalk, currently in London. I am a furniture maker and she works in photography
. The trip we are planning hopes to incorporate both our professions. We hope to go from Rotterdam to the Black Sea and try to set up meetings with craftsmen (and women) along the route
, learn new skills and make some nice stuff. Am also planning to make components in the workshop before we set off, then glue clamp and hopefully sell them!
Anyway, i digress, this is a boating
forum, so boating
Have been doing some research
into this but we are both pretty green and so have lots of questions!
Qualifications, i understand we need a NAVCI + ICC
, do we need additional certificates?
, it was built as a coastal vessel and we have had at sea, but what is the Danube like? We sadly no longer have the sailing rig for her and so the trip will be motor
, we have a 6 cylinder Mercedes engine
, about 120hp. Is this enough?
Would really like to hear from anyone else who my have done this trip and may have advice for us.
hanks for reading,
Jonny + Anna