well, if I tell you that I still have water in my bilge comming thru the portholes, my cockpit floor is in the primer again due to corrosion, you saw after the refit was done I had to replace the windows on the dock house because they didn’t remove them when sandblasting and you couldn’t see thru the glass anymore…. and I can go on and on and on.
Yes it is a steel VdS. I had a major overhaul 2 years ago. I'm sailing the Ijsselmeer, Waddenzee, Northsee (NL, BE, UK, GE, Norway) It's completely iced in for 8 weeks or so, so no chance of experimenting with OpenCPN
Hello Bart, that is ever so kind of you, I had a look at the anchorage on the map and it does look advantageous. I am now based in Belgium however, doing up my new steel boat. Your van der Stadt is steel also I presume?
If you are sailing on the IJsselmeer, you can drop anchor in my backyard; 52.535647,5.446858
I can even arrange a stay for a night (or two) on a jetty in our private marina if you let me know a bit ahead