Originally Posted by Conrad
Du Nord looks great in her avatar! Always had a soft spot for the Albin 25; guess that's why we owned two over the years!
Tell us some more about Du Nord, year, model, engine?
The DuNORD is a Deluxe model built in 1976, still operating her original Volvo-Penta MD-17C motor. Her first owner, a civilian employee at Quantico, had her for many years. Second owner of several years in New York did not use her much, but did put a new trailer under her for a move to Madison, WI, where we found her for sale 9 yrs ago. Our principal upgrades have been having everything above the rub rail stripped and repainted in Awlgrip, new cushion upholstery in both cabins, and opening windows on either side of the helm.
Cousins of my wife's in Norway who operated a similar boat on the Oslo Fiord turned us onto the possibilities with this type of vessel after sailing since age 10. Our last sailing vessel was an eminently trailerable 28' Shearwater Yawl by Edey & Duff.
We plan to cruise the Slate Islands at the far N shore of Lake Superior in August.