Feeling 1350

2019 Season

Interesting start to the season.  Boat was ready to go in water at end of February.. Had boat launched at Ardrossan, then the winds came and trashed the sprayhood, and the Wheel cover simply vanished! So new ones now on order! At end of March sailed back to Oban, overnighting in Campbell Town and Craighouse Bay, single handed. Easy sail, which is great for one's confidence. Rest of April busy with non sailing activities,  so off till May.



1986 build year.


Feeling Free at home in Dunstaffnage Marina, near Oban.     A great base for the West Coast.


Back up at beginning April.

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I bought Feeling Free in early 2017 from the Netherlands, and sailed her back to Oban. Since then I have updated the Electronics but otherwise little work has been needed.  The previous owner had replaced the engine, standing rigging, sails and had the boat treated for osmosis and Coppercoated.

“Feeling Free” is a Ron Holland designed Feeling 1350. It’s a classic from a "golden era" in terms of French production yachts. She is a very high quality yacht, similar in all respects to the Ron Holland designed Swan Nautor 43, which he designed a year earlier. She is an “Owners” version, with three cabins sleeping  6, and two heads. She has a three burner oven and a large fridge unit, with hot water from either a mains immersion heater ( using either shore power or her on board generator) or the engine. She has had much money spent on her upkeep over the years. “Feeling Free” had a Volvo D2 55HP engine fitted in 2002. In that year she was treated for osmosis (2002) and painted Grey (Axel Paint) and Coppercoated . The standing rigging was renewed in 2007, when her sails were replaced with high tech versions. Internally she is in excellent condition for her age. In the last year she has had new life raft, tender and outboard, as well as new B&G instruments and Raymarine autopilot, so is truly ready to go! She has a new sail stack and spray hood. To help handle the loads all of her winches can be powered by a hand held battery power tool, making single handed sailing easy!. She is currently based at Dunstaffnage Marina, nr. Oban.


Engine Volvo D2 55 with Saildrive and folding propeller , December 2003

Mase Diesel Generator 1986 427 hours Shore Power

Windlass Lofrans Cayman Horizontal Windlass 2017

Milwaukee 0721 28v Power Winch Handle, with batteries and charger system

Tender Waveline 2.3 meter Airdeck. 2017 Tender Outboard Mercury 4HP 2017

Instruments B&G Triton2 2018 Radar Raymarine 2002 Chart plotter Raymarine Dragonfly 5M 2018 VHF Icom IC M411 VHF FM Radio and CD player

Three leisure batteries One Engine battery Battery charger 2017

Sails by Pascal Gonin 2011

Standing Rigging 2007

Profurl Genoa furling gear (new bearings 2018) Bow Thruster – Vetus 2001 Anchor 25KG 2018 EPRI 2017 6 Man Seago GX Offshore Liferaft 2017 4 Crewsaver Crewfit 165 Sport Life jackets 2017 8 Winches Barbarrosa/Harken Teak Decks Sail stack Owen Sails 2017 Spray Hood (2019) Diesel hot air system  (2017) Water 500 litres Diesel 170 litres

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Well sailing looks a long way off this year.....but now in water and been for a first sail.......

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