Winter Trip – Brrrr

Kappeln to Braunschweig

As Frank had no time to sail Rolling Stone this year we had to bring her back to Braunschweig, which was done in November – that’s alnmost winter in Northern Europe. In Kappeln Matthias joined the crew, which consisted of Rainer and me, but it was clear, that he would leave the boat in Travemünde latest. This trip was really horrible. It was very cold and in the lock of Uelzen the engine died. However, we had to bring the boat to Braunschweig somehow. Frank joined us in Uelzen, but there was no way to bring the engine back to life…So he had the idea to power the boat by an outboard motor, which he organised from a co-worker. What was missing, was a suitable support for this motor. With wood, screws, bolts and some engineering we build the motor support within hours and left the berth of Uelzen Lock with 2-3 knots boart speed….it took „some “ time, but finally we made it.