THE POD DRIVE
Voila....this is it. The old engine, the tank, the tubes, the smell, the fuel, the holes for emission and cooling water are all gone. They are being replaced by this little shining plug inside the boat, and the sleek pod and folding propeller underneath it.
"If you only have 10 dollars to spend on your boat, spend eight on the bottom." Ok, the top is covered. It is time to take care of the hull underneath the waterline. Getting rid of 26 years of yearly paint and partial fixes... and giving her the right skin deep massage and spa treatment. Then cover the hull with a sustainable coating. That is for sure not an easy assignment these days. What kind really does work? Which brand keeps the environmental promise? Where are we in te
The rig just celebrated its 27th birthday and it is time to evaluate the odds for a drama at sea in 30 knots wind, darkness, and possibly all alone. Ok, once that thought was born, a call to Per at Benns was inevitable. Per helped me back in the days in 2001 when another mast of a larger kind was to be fixed. We discussed the needs and the costs. I was torn between the safety aspect and the offer. Per, who very well knows the difference between costs and value, was kind enoug