|Welcome to browse the old Ballad Exchange. This version can no longer be updated...||Jan 23, 2009|
|Photos||Jun 25, 2012|
|Mast step (re-post from Temptress)
7 Photos, 3 comments
New Engine "Sole Mini 17" (nearly similar to vetus16)
8 Photos, 5 comments
Roller Reefing Assembly
4 Photos, 1 comment
|Video||Nov 19, 2011|
First start of our Sole Mini
|Hull and Deck|
|Small Talk café|
SULA Ballad 835 just won the annual Lagos to Huelva yacht race
using ORC system she was first in class and first overall 40 boats
100 miles downwind, completed in 14 hours.
I hope someone can help me out - what size reefing claw should I have on my Ballad?
Jesper: The photos of how you repowered with a Yanmar did not show up when I viewed your posting. Would you mind e-mailing them to me, I have a 1978 that needs to be repowered and the Yanmar looks to be the best solution. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, Alec
I am hoping to improve my anchoring system which at present involves lugging the anchor out of a cockpit locker on to the deck, likewise the anchor chain that I keep in the bilge! Getting a bit old now and would like an option of keeping the anchor on the foredeck while cruising and making a chain locker, and I might even go so far as to install an anchor winch on the foredeck. Any tips (if possible with photos) from someone who has made these alterations.
|Rig and Sails|
|Market||Dec 11, 2011|
Sturdy 30ft cruiser with a half-tonner pedigree. Fully equipped, well maintained and ready to go. Back in 1993 Yachting Monthly wrote about the Ballad: ‘ Under sail she was and still is a witch to windward [..]. She is light, well-balanced and... more