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Rainy days…

06Jul

Written by Zico

 

Up until three days ago, we’ve had sunny, dry and incredibly hot weather here in Satun. Then the rain started. We woke up to some sun this morning and thought, ok, maybe it was just a passing storm system, but after checking on the boat earlier this afternoon, the rain started again. This is not good news!!! Ok, so we’re not constantly sweating to death in our hot-as-hell, non-air-conditioned house anymore. But we’d rather be sweating knowing that the boat builders can work quickly. When it rains, they can’t work, meaning more delays…

We still haven’t found a cargo boat to bring all of the building materials to Koh Lipe. Apparently they’ve all been booked up months in advance by the big resorts. It’s unbelievably frustrating! We need construction to start already, I mean, it’s July and time is starting to run out…

Well, there is some good news to report. Despite the rain, the boat builders have managed to make progress:

1. They put in the stairs

2. Finished walling off the front part of the lower deck

3. Completed the ceiling on the upper deck.

Now that the outer structure is just about complete, we’re finally getting an idea of how big she will be. BIG!

 

 

dive boat MV Chalaam Waan

Front of the boat a few days ago

 

 

dive boat MV Chalaam Waan
Front of the boat as of today – still missing the door (lower deck) and the windows (upper deck)

 

 

dive boat MV Chalaam Waan
Sideview of the front of the boat

 

 

dive boat MV Chalaam Waan
The steering wheel is now in place in the captain’s cabin

 

 

dive boat MV Chalaam Waan
Starting work on the stairs leading to the upper deck

 

 

dive boat MV Chalaam Waan

Upper deck

 

 

dive boat MV Chalaam Waan
Upper deck

 

 

dive boat MV Chalaam Waan
The roof of the upper deck will be the sundeck

 

 

dive boat MV Chalaam Waan
Upper deck ceiling completed, next the walls

 

 

dive boat MV Chalaam Waan
Still a lot more work to be done but we’re getting there

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