2000We heard about Aura more or less accidentally, s/y Anna-Maria by that time. It was for sale on Finnish wooden boat sailing competition info letter, but no-one seemed to be interested in it. Whatever was the reason, we had a possibility to buy Aura late in the summer of 2000.(written by Hannu Peltonen, slightly edited and condensed by Mikael Aminoff)
I found a fairly big fraction on one plank below waterline on spring 2002. We made an "quick & dirty way" fix to it and Aura was put in the sea. Better investigation autumn 2002 indicated that the plank had a fraction that was about 1,5 meters long. It would probably have been ok for next ten years, but we made a decision to change it anyway and since we changed one plank we made a decision to change 2 lowest planks on both sides. We also fixed 8 fractioned ribs. Probably the best achievement was to get a space inside for Aura for the winter. We did not need to worry about the tent of Aura. It was huge tent and the shipyard was on a very windy spot so it was a big problem during the previous winters.
(written by Hannu Peltonen, slightly edited and condensed by Mikael Aminoff)