We also got more of the internal walls installed around the head and bath area. As per our previous post, these are just matchstick blinds, framed, stapled, and screwed into place.
......then we took a siesta. I know, not thrilling, but this is one of the very first days aboard that weren't absolutely packed with "must do" stuff. We got up when we wanted, did a bit of work, went shopping, took a nap, made dinner. All in all much closer to the life we want.
Today we also started messing about with the wood gasifier stove I built. I'll do a more detailed piece on this later, but we made water for tea for iced for the trip tomorrow. Thing is pretty amazing. It burns hot (7 min to boil a kettle of water) on just a couple of handfuls of....well...pretty much anything that will burn. We were using hardwood pellets from a pellet stove.
So, winds cooperating, tomorrow we move. If not, we'll take a slow, happy day and head out early saturday AM. Either way, we're looking forward to it.
I like your idea to use blinds for walls. Lightweight, and easily configured to change the living spaces around as needed.ReplyDelete
Please monitor CO levels when operating an unvented stove burning any carbon-based fuel. I have a friend who has never fully recovered mentally from CO poisoning aboard his boat. I don't mean to seem preachy, just concerned.
Wishing you calm winds for your passage,
Please be careful to monitor CO
The screen walls seem to be working fine for us. Privacy, but lots of air circulation.ReplyDelete
We're pretty carful about the CO levels....actually the gasifier stoves BURN CO into CO2.....we have a major range hood over the cooking area, and since the Floating Empire is essentially a raft, it has no hull in which CO could collect. Also our seals on the windows leave a lot to be desired :)