Yesterday was a crazy day. I spent the afternoon in a rain forest and the evening on a boat watching the snow come down (more about the rain forest in my work blog).
I met Annika yesterday at Pärlan so that we could sign a contract and had over ownership officially. I could see how much Annika liked Pärlan; kind of felt like ripping a baby away from her mother in a way. I'm not so surprised; after all a wooden boat in Sweden becomes a place from which Summer memories are kept.
I have some pictures of the inside to share with you today:
You can enter the wheelhouse from either side of the deck. Once inside you'll see a centrally placed wheel, stairs o the starboard (right) side and if you turn around you'll find a bench table and double doors that you can open.
If you go down the stairs, turn around and look up you'll see the wheelhouse table...
Look down and you are looking towards the stern (back of the boat). Under the cables is the engine and yes, she needs a tidy up;)
The engine is a Volvo Penta, but i'm not sure which make. One of my first jobs over Easter will be to find the serial number on it.
Turning around to face her bow (front) you'll find a continuation of the mess..
Lastly looking straight down you see what she is really made of. She could be made out of Teak or Mahogany. Most of the wood is covered in tar so I can't be sure...
... any pine will be taken out over the next few weeks and put into dry storage along with anything that is not bolted to the floor, then I'll use a wet spring to trace any leaks and focus on getting her as dry as possible (inside at least). More photos after Easter.
Tom Calthrop, Hatton Garden, Dominica