Hello Everybody

Juhani Kohvakka
16th April 2008, 13:20
I am 62-years old retired airline (Finnair) captain from Finland.Ships,sailing and presently motorboating around lake Saimaa are my hobbies.My present boat is fisherman-type 10.6 m long full-decked displacement yacht with fibre- glass hull and mahogany superstructure.It has out-and inside steering positions,galley,saloon,two sleeping-cabins and toilet with shower.It was built in Lappeenranta,Finland in 2002 by Boatbuilders Pauniaho and cost fully equipped 55,000 euros.
I want to say Hello to all shipenthusiasts and wish them and SN all the best!
(attached photo shows my boat VIIKARI meeting m/s Puijo coming out of lock in one Heinavesi-route canals)

K urgess
16th April 2008, 13:24
Welcome to the crew.
That looks a lovely boat.
Find your way around this ship, join in and enjoy the voyage.

Bruce Carson
16th April 2008, 14:03
A warm welcome to Ships Nostalgia from Michigan, Juhani.
Make yourself at home here and join in our friendly discussions at any time.
A superb looking yacht--if you need a crewman, I'm old, but available.(==D)


Steve Woodward
16th April 2008, 14:30
Welcome to SN from a fellow small boat man in Suffolk, - nice motor cruiser, enjoy your time with us

non descript
16th April 2008, 14:35
Juhani, a warm welcome to you; thank you for joining the community and it's good to see your nice introduction piece; enjoy the site and all it has to offer, and we very much look forward to your postings in due course. Bon Voyage

16th April 2008, 22:41
Welcome from Lancashire.

I hope you will enjoy the site.



17th April 2008, 11:24
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage