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.
A pad-eye for the code... Apart from being exciting, making a stop at the ship yard means having to make lots of decisions. Small and big. Not later, but now. The launching day seems to be coming up faster this year than ever before. Possibly because I am giving the boat I love so much, such a thorough makeover. A pad-eye? Well, the sailmaker is preparing a Code One sail for greater boat speed, that means I need a solid something to attach it into. In front of the forestay. B
I remember when little never-heard-of Tesla introduced their electric roadster in 2009 and was seriously doubted. Less than ten years later the entire car industry is bragging about their electric ambitions. DOING A TESLA ON WATER
The idea to do a "Tesla on water" stirs up dust amongst boat people as well. Have to admit that I am overwhelmed by the interest. Time is better now and many sailors have made the switch before me, so the comparison is perhaps far fetched, but I ca
It is with great pride we can announce that North Sails with its sailmaker loft in Stockholm is our supporter and partner. Having their competent team watch over our sails provides us with a great deal of comfort. Not only are North Sails an Official Supplier at the Volvo Ocean Race, they are taking serious steps in the fight for cleaner oceans by committing 1% of their clothing sales to OFF – the Ocean Family Foundation and their research programs. North Sails are Official S
Signed and sealed – yes, we will sail and seal with SeaBoost this summer. SeaBoost Oy in Espoo, Finland, is challenging the coating giants by bringing a 100% biocide free coating, developed in Germany by Berndt Wohlert, to the Nordic market. The product is for boat owners who want to sleep well and move fast. Ok, it requires some brushing of the underwater hull during the season...but if that is the price we have to pay in order to get rid of toxic coating leftovers in our oc
It is snowing from left to right outside the window and I just received a solar cooker. Better test it another day obviously. I am sure looking forward to it. Did I fall for one of these humiliating TV-shop offers? Nope. I have seen several sailors use it on video-blogs and most of them seem happy with the result. Totally fuel free. Fold out the sun reflectors, point it towards the sun. Put whatever you want to cook on the long tray and slide it into the glass tube. On a sunn