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First real day working

Today we had our first real day spent working on Trusty.

Gray and cloudy

Morning started out cloudy and gray but we looked a bit at all the things inside that needed to be sorted out. The new saltwater pump was working fine and after a lunch at Korvans (a nice small burger and sausage kiosk, aka korvmoj) the rain stopped and we could go back and work again.

We’re moving our radar down a meter from where it used to be because we’re installing a AIS system, now we won’t need that long-range radar coverage and can focus on getting a better resolution closer to us.

Fixing the anchor windlass

Fixing the anchor windlass

We sorted out the new anchor windlass and its up and running, that will be our most useful piece of equipment on Trusty. Raising our anchor without sweat, tears and hard language will help saving the sanity of the crew 😉

Notice the sky color of the sky in the two pictures, it’s much easier working when the weather is more like the second picture and now we have started for real. All of a sudden the million things we were worried about just fell into place. All the work seem manageable and not that hard. Soon, soon we’re starting the real adventure.


Wow, after a hectic weekend containing a 12 hour workday, a goodbye party, driving a couple of hundred k’s, reversing round tight corners with a hanger, cleaning for hours and carrying all the shit we had in our home.. Damn, you only notice how much crap you own when you move.

BalkongWell we’re not unpacked yet but we are atleast in Sweden now and can start working on Trusty soon. The view from the balcony is quite ok, soon we might tie up Trusty at the dock for a night or two but that is miles away right now with all the things that we need to do before even going that short of a distance. Expect more updates now as we start moving in a higher pace towards the ocean.