|Piepowder "Nano" on launch day.|
Joachim Fontaine in Muster, Germany, has launched a new "Piepowder" that he built for himself. He named her "Nano" because of her tiny size, as in nano-tubes being minute carbon structures.
|""Nano" on the River Stour in Sandwich, Kent, England|
"She is a very good sailor and always absolutely dry, there is rarely water on the deck. Three Meter waves and wind blowing with seven Beaufort in the channel has been no problem for this small boat. On the way back through the Netherlands inland waterways she sailed in calm water conditions just under genoa only a fraction over 6 knots. We sailed her around 50 nautical miles a day and we calculated (with her 5 HP Motor) an average speed of 5 knots. We hadn't any difficulties at all with this small boat. It is a tough little traveller - well a piepowder."
I don't think that I could expect a better review of this little cruiser. It is always a pleasure to know that an owner is so very happy with his boat.
|"Nano" in Zwijndrecht, Netherlands.|
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