Thursday, 3 June 2010
Thai Trawler Conversion
In January this year we bought a second hand traditional Thai fishing trawler. The idea is to convert it into a boat we can use as a family for weekends and short holidays to stay aboard.
For a long time I had been thinking of a way to get a boat we could stay overnight on or even to have a cabin for the kids to shelter in when tired or in bad weather. Of course finances did not stretch to regular options so my first though was to build a boat. But I never could find the right boat for that fit our criteria and was simple to build.
So after enlisting a few knowledgeable local freinds to help we found N. Nateetong for sale up a mangrove creek on Koh Yao Yai Island off the coats of Phuket.
Now we are well into the project and have managed to use the boat regularly in between bouts of work. Though up till now we have only made day trips as there is still no accomodation. For now the aim of this blog is document the conversion process and also show a few pics of us using the boat as it progresses.
Directly below this you will see the latest update, scrolling down will go backwards chronologically through the project. If you prefer to see it from the beginning forwards then please go to the first post and begin there.