Washing Machine Aboard (!)

imageA washing machine installed on a sailboat is an item of luxury! The washing machine takes up space under deck and consumes the battery, but it’s a very nice thing to have, because the clothes don’t keep clean forever!

However! The solution is out there for us with small sailboats and the desires for adventures that expand more than a few days…

The Scrubba portable washing machine have a capacity with the maximum of two t-shirts, two pair of socks and two pair of underwear with a washing time between 30 sec. and 3 min. (depending by the amount of clothes) This is A Need To Have!

Cockpit ‘Wave Bench’ – continued

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My new Delta sander from Bosch are doing the job! It comes around, into corners and it’s easy to control the level of sanding. I have sanded the cockpit bench on the stern coaming, the one I’m calling ‘The Wave Bench‘ and added the last layer of fiberglass.

 

1.000 Sailors on visit!

medal_011.000 visitors dosen’tĀ seems like a lot, but given the age of the blog and the lack of focus in publishing the site, it’s still about 20 people passing thru every day… babysteps into a great future!

… keep on the sanding!?

shipman_sanding_01The never ending sanding vs. rebuilding of the cockpit! Not much to write about the last past weeks… i’m rebuilding with thickend polyester and sanding it down to give a smooth surface, strong corners etc.

I bought a new Delta sander from Bosch to ease the sanding in the cockpit, because of all the small corners and hopeless angels!

 

 

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Sauna on the Hard!

shipman_sauna_In Denmark, in my driveway, on my sailboat, under the tarp – the sun is turning up the heat! It feels like a sauna and the working progress on the boat is slow, it’s simply to hot!

It’s almost to hot to work with the fiberglass/polyester, thus the mass hardens to fast in the high temperature…

YouTube!?

gopro_youtube_I just bought a new all-round camera for the up-coming videos on YouTube. I settled on the GoPro Hero 4 Silver with build in touch display and additional accessories, such as the Manfrotto ActionPole, Windslayer, Backshatter Flip4 filter etc.

The camera is not the best at recording sound, but adding a microphone and a tripod, the result will be just fine. The camera is bought as an all-round, for action on the sailboat and diving adventures. The small ‘unbreakable’ camera is very suitable with only one onboard the sailboat, perhaps in the future I will look for other solutions, but for now it’s perfect!