I think I will name these guys Milli and Vanilli. They no longer bother to fly away when I climb onto the dock. I was in the process of connecting the roof water collection system when I realized OMG I’m building a “tiny house”. I love the tiny house movement. Lots of things in life […]Read more "ESPcat #tinyhouse #solarboat"
It’s time to construct the galley. Galley is boat talk for kitchen for you non-boat blog buddies. We still haven’t had any guests aboard Borderline and it’s all because there is no galley yet. If you have guests aboard, you have to feed them and give them something to drink or they will cause trouble. […]Read more "ESPcat Solar Power & Energy"
Some of you blog buddies may remember that I got sidetracked a while back into making a bit of rum to take aboard Borderline, thus keeping alive a long association with rum and boats. I realize that this has nothing at all to do with the construction of a solar powered boat but it sure […]Read more "ESPcat Borderline Rum Update"
Of all the technical marvels available today, there is nothing more impressive then the photo-voltaic solar panel. These amazing devices just lay there in the sun and generate electricity for years. Solar panels are one of the major drivers of the energy revolution that will see the collapse of the oil industry by 2030 as […]Read more "ESPcat Smokin Hot"
Spending a somewhat uncomfortable night on Borderline has given me new impetus towards improving creature comforts. My first night aboard was a bit cold and damp due to the many gaps in the flooring in the forward sleeping section. I have worked feverishly plugging these gaps and things are improving significantly. I also have gaps […]Read more "ESPcat Magic Carpet"
So I loaded up the dinghy with all the essentials such as white bread, hotdogs and rum, and set off into the unknown. There are about a million things on Borderline that are incomplete but I decided to give her a go anyway. What could possibly go wrong? Damn, that dinghy really needs a clean! […]Read more "ESPcat Maiden Voyage"
Rum has long been associated with boats so I decided it was time to fire up the still and make a bit of Borderline Rum. New Zealand Navy sailors used to be issued a tot of rum right up until 1990. The standard issue was a gil or 142 ml. Navy rum was 148 proof […]Read more "ESPcat Borderline Rum"