The blog of the design, construction, and launching of the vessel "Floating Empire", an electrically driven boat utilizing recycled and repurposed materials and a mix of modern and 18th and 19th century technologies to reduce carbon footprint. The vessel is a tiny house barrel barge, simply built of castoff materials and easily available parts, providing an easy living space for an individual or couple
Monday, November 23, 2015
Or: Why I built the stairs. . . .
Yep, our top rail is a foot below the dock.
This would be more like a normal low tide in Fall.
If there's any proof that winter is finally here, it's the return of extreme low tides. This year, we're ready. Today on the low tide, with a couple of days of strong north wind, we're sitting with the top of our rail well below the dock (on a normal day between tides, it would be three feet above). Even with this, with our new steps, it's no hassle to get off.