Opiskelijan oma purjehdusseura
TRIP - Teekkaripurjehtijat ry

s/y ElecTrip

ElecTrip1FE83 or Finn Express 8.3m is a sloop, in other words bermuda rigged single mast sailboat. The model is particularly suitable for shared use of the club due to its durable construction. In educational course use, the lightness, versatile sail selection and adjustment options offer a good learning platform. In excursion use, sleeping places, a kitchen and a water supply bring basic comfort even to a rugged island stay and for longer crossings. Due to the shallow draught, the boat can easily find its place between larger boats and motorboats in harbours. You can also reach natural harbours better.

Finn Express 83
Eivind Still
Oy Nykra Ab, Uusikarlepyy
Year of manufacturing
Acquired to the club
Sail number
Registration number
FIN 2621
M 28423
Radio call sign
VHF-marine radio number
OH 2275
Length overall boat LOA
Length at the waterline LWL
8.30 m
6.90 m
Divinycell core
2.80 m
1.40 m
12 m
Not measured
Weight (esitepaino)
Racing minimum weight
Displacement (uppouma varustein)
Measured with gear
2150 kg
2350 kg
2600 kg
Not measured
LYS-mittaluku 1.08 Keel Cast iron fin 880 kg
Electric 8.6 kW – S-vetolaite
11.5 hv – folding blade propeller
Max 40 M @ 4 kn
Driving batteries
10.7 kWh – 97.3 kg
1 kWh @ 4 kn
2 kWh @ 5 kn
Inspection class Life vests 3rd class
Everything else 2nd class
Sleeping berths
Fresh water tanks
For 5 people
50 l + 10 l
Wind limits
Main sail (19 m²) under 8 m/s
1st reef under 10 m/s
2nd reed over 10 m/s
Genoa 1 (18 m²) under 8 m/s
Genoa 3 (11 m²) under 12 m/s
Fokka (9 m²) over 12 m/s
Spinnaker (37 m²)
Under 8 m/s
Logo ABB
Mooring 3x Mooring ropes with quick locks and rubber springs
2x Long mooring ropes
Running rope 50m yellow
Stern line 50m
Anchors (bruce, grapnel, 2x 5m chain)
7x Fenders
Electrics VHF (DSC, GPS and AIS-receiver), FM-radio,
Ground power sockets 230VAC shuko, 2-battery system with ground power charging, Ground power cable, extension cable, adapter 12V cigarette lighter socket, lazybag solar panel
Safety Boating life vests (50-70kg, 4×70-90kg, 90+kg, spare), 6x safety harnesses. First aid kit, throw line, life ring with indication light, emergency flares, emergency lights, horns (mechanical and pressurised air), power pliers, hacksaw, leak plugs, manual bilge pump, fire extinguishers (2kg+6kg), extinguishing blanket
Navigation Compass, log, sonar, wind vane, binoculars, search light, navigation triangle, nautical chart sets A+B, harbor books, navigation lights, engine headlight, anchor light, day marks, radar reflector
Kitchen Stove (diesel), refrigerator, foot pumps (fresh- and seawater), plates, cups, cutlery, chopping board, pots and pans, dishwashing bowl, dining table
Comfort Heater (diesel), water-WC, septic tank, sleeping mattresses, LED-indoor lighting
Maintenance and tools Tool box and spare part box. Sail tape. Axe, frame saw. Bosun’s chair, boat hook, broom, deck brush, bucket
Other equipment Logbook, Finnish flag with the logo of TRIP, protest flag, spare diesel canister 5l, cleaning equipment, toilet paper

eVene-project (in Finnish)

Diagram for location of equipment


Construction and through-holes

Port side (kitchen)                        Boat from above                      Starboard side (WC/head)





Sail selection




Sail limits are cautionary. The maximum limits are already quite sporty and side weights are more than necessary. The choice is influenced by many factors, starting with the skills, alertness and fatigue of the crew, all the way to the development of the weather, the nature of the waves and the covertness of the sea area.

The properties of ElecTrip’s sails run out already before the storm readings. Those interested in storm and open sea sailing should check out Adlard Coles: Heavy Weather Sailing, which contains stories about storm sailing on oceans and a section on boat technology.


If you are unsure, choose the smaller sail option. If you need more speed -> estimate the development of the weather conditions -> cover given by land -> mood and alertness of the crew -> the space required by the sail change and other boat traffic -> if everything is OK -> increase sail surface area.

You can always stay at the port. Wait for favorable weather or come home by car. Report the situation and the next skipper will take it into account.


1. Loosen until the sail flutters. Tighten it a little.
2. Look at the sail.

3. In light wind conditions the sail can stay quite baggy. In heavier wind, hard-furled sails.
5. The top thread of the main sail is shy.
6. The bow is moved towards the side of the fluttering thread.

More on the topic in Finnish https://www.fe83.org/files/Purjeiden_trimmausta.pdf