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.
The installation of the electric pod drive is getting there and I really want to show you how it is developing. While visiting the ship yard yesterday we made this little video. The feeling... knowing that we already did get rid of the fossil fuel engine...and now being able to install a sleek electric pod drive in the boat is absolutely awesome. Well designed and updated green technology mounted in my boat - Yeay, I have to admit like it a lot! - - - PS. I use to stand behin
The set of sails is being updated for the season. Our partner North Sails at their loft in Stockholm is now adjusting the reefs on the main sail while we are waiting for the solar cells to be delivered and attached. In meantime they are also preparing and producing new sails up front: ROLLING FURLING JIB – 16 SQM Sailing alone on a sleek Smaragd with no lifelines around the deck calls for some thoughts, and a jib on a furler is of course a convenient solution, but it is also
This weekend was dedicated to safety training, at the Nordtac Marine Safety Training Center at Käringön, an island on the Swedish west coast. Refreshing an outdated World Sailing certificate, diving into new insights, testing safety equipment IRL and sharing experiences and thoughts with experienced sailors from Norway and Sweden was well spent time indeed. It was also an outstanding opportunity to get to know the safety equipment being prepared for the boat, the crew, and my