Modifications of the Krķa


The objectives


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.


The projects


*      Keel bulb, 2000

*      Rig, 1999, Bowsprit, 2001

*      Electrics, 1999/2000 

*      Accomodation 1999 ongoing

*      Equipment 2000 ongoing


You can see a collection of pictures of the different projects in the galery.