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.
Our gift for this year's Christmas is the fact that we have phased out one fossil fuel engine from circulation. Creating no more old-school toxic emissions... instead, it will create new and inspirational art for the benefit of clean oceans. These are the major parts from the gasoline engine that we ripped out from our 1991 Smaragd sailboat earlier this year. They will be melted down and the material will be used to create new art... Yes, we could have sold the engine to some
It was not the plan this morning for sure, but I just couldn’t avoid taking her out for a last-day trip before the ice takes command of the Baltic Sea... On the way out to the marina, the fresh snow made the temptation to sail a little grew stronger... Works in 100% snow as well as in 100% sun... Nice...at least somebody is using their summer house even this time of the year. The ice has started to be present in the marina and a couple of freezing days and nights over Christm
What can be better than ending the sailing season with a bunch of young pro-sailors, in heavy winds, snowfall, cold rain, and grey skies? Sounds rough? Well, add the sauna, the hanging in the cockpit with warm glögg, chicken wraps for lunch, dinner at Sandhamn's Värdshus (Guest house), and a nice walk around the island next morning and you got the perfect setting for a nice off-season weekend. And Sandhamn is always worth a visit – one of the most far-out East islands/marinas