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In 2008, I bought a clinker Smakkejolle called Mariana. With the guidance of Jesper Roelund and Erhvervskolen Nordsjaelland, I fitted new rails, planks, a section of keel and thwarts.

Jesper and I sailed the boat from Svendborg to Copenhagen with bits of an old t-shirt jammed into the split planks. Jesper was unimpressed by boat reparation skills and endeavored to teach me some more.