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Sonja Update

After having a custom trailer made Sonja has safely made it to her new home in Wisconsin!  She also now has new canvas to protect her new high gloss clear and electric Torqeedo engine.  I’ve had the opportunity to sail her numerous times on Lake Michigan and she performs like a dream. Here is a picture showing her New Clear!!

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2 comments

  1. Sonja is an absolutely beautiful Erik Nillson Design. I am taken by the compound curves in her cabin top and the refinement of deck layout. Nillson was a master at designing elegant streamlined forms in wood. His designs are highly prized in the square meter fleets. It is too bad he is not as prolific as Reimers, Becker, and
    I happen to own the sistership to Sonja, S-203, now called “Epiphany”. Alas, my boat is not in sailing condition, and I am seeking repair solutions. I would like to know who is the new owner of Sonja.

  2. Rich Van Valkenburg

    Ted, it broke our hearts to be forced to sell Sonja after 40 years with us. A stroke left me nearly blind, so there was no choice. Curious as to this ‘new clear’. I hope Kevin realizes that real varnish is more forgiving than spray poly. I have a photo from 2008 that shows what looks like a piano with a keel. Hundreds of photos, now just a cherished memory.

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