Beginning of next year we will get another child – and while the Django 7.70 is perfectly fine for a family with two small kids, it starts to get to cramped for one with three children. As a result (and admittedly feeling a bit sad) we will now sale our beautiful ship in order to get a larger one. A few points about our Django 7.70:
Concerning to Maree Haute the fastest Django that ever has been build: She has got the long keel with 1.95 m draft, a Selden carbon mast and a square-top main sail with backstays.
First put to water in 2012
All sails are from Incidences:
Main sail (not new but in good shape)
Jib (not new but in good shape)
Storm Jib (as good as new)
Gennaker (good condition but four well-repaired smaller wholes (as a result of being tangled in the forestay))
Code Zero (as good as new)
Ronstan mast slides
Raymarine ST68 Chartplotter
Two Raymarine ST70-Displays
Raymarine SPX10 Autopilot with p70 Controller
Lowrance Link-8 VHF-Radio with passive AIS (other ships with AIS are shown on the chart-plotter display)
Yanmar 2YM15 integrated engine with 237.5 running hours
Dyneema Sheets and Haylyards
Life Raft (freshly maintained in 2016)
Foam cushions that make the boat (almost) unsinkable: Smallest boat with CE class A. If you would like to sail further off the shore safely (and especially with family) this is definetely a more suitable boat than e.g. a Seascape 27.
Anchor with chain
The Logos, writing and „green“ nose can be removed easily – it is all plastic foil
The boat is in very good condition. There are some minor dents here and there, but the only „larger“ thing that I know of that has to be done is the re-painting of the carbon mast. But that can also wait one or two additional seasons.
The Django is located in Germany in the western Baltic Sea.
For all the people from France: Flight to Hamburg from Paris to Hamburg is about 80 € and I can pick you up at the airport to go to the boat. Price of transport to France by truck was 2700 € when I brought it here – so I assume it is roughly the same sum to bring it back.
Our ask price for the Django is 69.000 € but we can negotiate around this.
A week ago I went to France or more exactly Brittany with a friend to look for a larger boat (I am selling my Django 7.70 because we will get another child – if you are interested see here).
First we went to Lorient where currently the boats for the Vendee Globe are being prepared and in the evening we went to La Trinite sur Mer where the big catamarans and other interesting boats are:
The boats we saw were absolutely amazing – see the attached gallery. But what I found even more amazing is the different attitude that French people have towards (off-shore) sailing – while in Germany sailing on larger boats is mostly a „sport“ for wealthy older couples in France it is really something for a broader range of people and an actual sport. Obviously that is reflected in the boats that you see in the marinas: In La Trinite sur Mer it was possible to see all boats that ever interested me in one Marina and within a circle of 50 m diatemeter (Pogo 30, Pogo 8.50, Pogo 10.50, Django 7.70, Archambault A35, Sun Fast 3200) … the French rock!
Wir bekommen weiteren Familienzuwachs – und während die Django für eine Familie mit zwei kleinen Kindern okay ist, wird es mit drei Kindern doch langsam irgendwie eng. Leider werde ich deshalb schweren Herzens unser schönes Schiff verkaufen, um in ein größeres Boot zu investieren.
Ein paar Punkte zu unserer Django 7.70:
Laut Maree Haute die schnellste Django, die bis jetzt gebaut worden ist: Sie hat den langen Kiel mit 1.95 m Tiefgang. einen Carbonmast von Selden und ein ausgestelltes Großsegel mit den dazugehörigen Backstagen.
Alle Segel sind von Incidences:
Großsegel (nicht neu aber guter Zustand)
Fock (nicht neu aber guter Zustand)
Sturmfock (so gut wie neu)
Gennaker (guter Zustand, aber vier kleinere geflickte Löcher (hatte sich leider einmal ziemlich um das Vorstag gewickelt)
Code Zero (so gut wie neu)
Ronstan kugelgelagerte Mastrutscher
Raymarine ST68 Chartplotter
Zwei Raymarine ST70-Displays
Raymarine SPX10 Autopilot mit einem p70 Controller
Lowrance Link-8 VHF-Funkgerät mit passivem AIS (Schiffe werden hiermit auf dem Plotter dargestellt)
Yanmar 2YM15 Einbaumotor mit zum jetzigen Zeitpunkt 237.5 Benutzungsstunden
Rettungsinsel (frisch gewartet in 2016)
Herausnehmbar eingebaute Schaumkissen, die das Boot (fast) unsinkbar machenn: Kleinstes Boot mit CE Klasse A. Wenn man sicher in weiterer Entfernung vom Ufer (insbesondere mit Familie) segeln möchte, ist die Django aus meiner Sicht definitiv besser geeignet als z.B. eine Seascape 27.
Anker mit Kette
Dyneema-Schoten und Fallen
Das Boot ist in sehr gutem Zustand. Natürlich gibt es ein paar kleinere Macken, aber die einzige mir bekannte „größere“ Wartungsarbeit, die irgendwann mal gemacht werden muss, ist das Erneuern des Mastanstrichs – das kann aber auch noch ein oder zwei Saisons warten.
Das Boot liegt in der Neustädter Bucht, Deutschland.
Als Preis stellen wir uns 69.000 € vor – aber das ist auch noch ein bischen verhandelbar.
Especially on-board of a small boat you have to organize everything cleanly if you do not want to search things for hours – this is especially valid if you have lots of things for little children with you.
However, IKEA offers a number of products that help you do this and they are light and do not cost much (especially if you compare them with any Seascape or Jeanneau textile bags meant for storing clothes).
My daughter is now 18 months old and she can walk very well. Furthermore, she is curious and would not just like to stay under deck while sailing and climbs basically anywhere. So, what to do if you would like to have a save and comfortable place for her on deck where she can’t go over board?
What I came up with is this construction:
It is asymmetrically mounted in the cockpit in order to allow for easy access to the autopilot being mounted next to the entrance of the cabin and to the entrance itself.
As you can see it is also portable – so it can be either used under deck or be completely removed if you go racing with your friends:
So, how did I build it:
First of all I used an old Römer Jockey Comfort bike seat for children (which you can buy used for very little money).
Then I sawed off the two leg-supports of the seat so that the base-plate of the seat could be mounted on a piece of water-proof boat plywood. Please note that the seat is exactly mounted on the edge of the plywood so that my daughter can have her feed dangling down while using the seat at our cabin table.
You can use the two integrated nuts in the bottom of the seat to attach the seat to the plate but I decided to put two additional screws through the wholes in the seating area of the seat.
In the cockpit I glued two self-made stripes of wood with Tikalflex (sorry for the look being a bit shabby – it was easily possible to remove the glue later on).
It is possible to push the base-plate under these stripes and the seat is fixed and can be secured with screws or anything comparable that is pushed through the holes in the stripes.
I painted the whole wood white.
Please have a look at the attached gallery. The whole thing works really nice – however and obviously I do not take any guarantee for the safety of your children while using this setup.
As quite some of you I am always looking into other boats despite being actually quite satisfied with my own.
Please find attached a little Excel-„database“ with design data of interesting sailboats – also including some numbers like ballast/displacement ratio, sail area number (as calculated by the German Yacht magazine) and displacement/length ratio.
I used the design data to plot the hull speed (using the load waterline lengh) vs, the „sail area number“ (some dimensionless number used by the German Yacht magazine – basicallly: (sail area with gennaker)^0.5 divided by (displacement in tons)^0.3333.
The idea is to get a rough feeling how a certain boat behaves will going up against the wind (= hull speed) vs. behavious while planing downwind (sail number under Gennaker).
Of course this is just a rough evaluation – let me know what you think…