My friends Christiane and Jochen Lührs are the proud owners of a superb classic ketch German building, Socorro, with which they regularly cross the west European coasts. Fully built of solid wood in 1951, they maintain her with meticulous care, after many navigations from Norway to Scotland, and Europe to the West Indies.
In stopover a few days ago in Vannes, I had the great pleasure to visit them. I knew Jochen when he was the German translator of iNavX, now a fan of Weather4D. I finally got to visit their magnificent boat, which attracted more than a glance along the quay, with its perfect polish, its gleaming stainless steel, its masts Spruce, and impressive wheelhouse. I have also discovered an amazing invention…
In the wheelhouse, with a superb iPad support, of impeccable quality joinery :
But the most astute of this case was well hidden. For through the immense cabin glazing, sometimes the sun can heat considerably, and iPad quickly reach the set temperature protection.
Jochen was therefore very proud to show me his refrigeration trick, builted into the support, judge by yourself :
It's a long time since I had seen a remarkable achievement, from a simple idea ! He deserves to be in the Guinness World Records.