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.
Sailing the last mile into the heart of Stockholm was fabulous, Before docking at the pier outside our "base camp" Glashuset on Strandvägen, we just had to taste the sun, the wind and the water in front of the Royal Castle. And wave to the Royal family of course. Couldn't see that any of them waved back, but a few tourists outside the Grand Hôtel did in fact wave to us. Little did these friendly visitors know what they waved to: A climate statement project that just came sail
We all know that the toxics from coating is a serious threat to the oceans. Up here in the Baltic Sea it is even worse as the circulation and inflow of fresh salt water is quite limited, but the dilemma is global. We simply have to stop using toxic paint on our hulls as well as the soft surface ones that are dropping micro particles into the water. Here we are using the scrubbing pad and scrubbing the hull from the pier...with good results. We missed one barnacle warning repo