Our boat builders have been working on our boat for just over 3 weeks at this point and they’re making good progress. Despite the language barrier, we’ve been able to communicate what we want through a mixture of body language, gestures and sound effects. This often results in laughter but at the end of the day, what matters is that we get the boat we want. It also helps that they are experienced boat builders who are able to translate ideas into reality, and who pretty much understand what we are asking for. Still a lot of work left, wish us luck!
This is the original boat, a traditional Thai wooden fishing vessel
The first thing we wanted to do was lower the floor of the entire lower deck. As you can see in this photo, the deck was quite high, which allowed for plenty of space to store the fish below. Space that we want to take advantage of!