Modifications of the Krķa
The standard design of the FC Europe was only a starting point or a platform. The Intention of the modification was and is to create a low budget performance cruiser adapted to our individual needs. Racing capabilities have lower priority, but they are preserved as far as possible.
This required improvement in the following areas:
Handling: Autopilot, mainsail with sliders, gennaker. For performance reasons we stopped short of fitting a headsail furler but that would clearly be an option. Lazy jacks (requiring full batten main) and spinnaker snuffers were never seriously considered.
Stability: Keel modification, heavy batteries and anchor chain in the bilge.
Accomodation and comfort: Forward cabin, holding tank, heater, fridge, shelves, stowage box system, boom tent.
Cruising outfit: Heavy duty anchor and chain with electric winch, access hatches to below cockpit stowage, stern platform, Inflatable with motor, folding bikes.
Navigation outfit: Computer with tactical SW linked to all systems. Differential GPS, Navtex, etc.
Rig, 1999, Bowsprit, 2001
Accomodation 1999 ongoing
Equipment 2000 ongoing
You can see a collection of pictures of the different projects in the galery.