As the Saorsa was a working day tug, it has no facilities or comfort spaces for extended travel. In the weeks since we got it, Greig has moved the hot tub from of the bow deck of the Express and on to the stern of the tug. The hot tub now sits just forward of the rudder stock leaving room for the not-yet-installed tow post..
The next problem at hand is that if one is cruising down the river and actually wanting to enjoy that back deck and say, sit in said hot tub, one gets bathed in the exhaust. A conversion from a dry exhaust to a wet exhaust and removing the stack seemed his first major task. Once the stack is removed he can bump up the deck level and convert the poorly used spaces into more liveable space.
By in large he is trying to do all of this conversion himself to keep the cost down. He consulted someone to put in the mixer for it but he was quoted $900 per side (in stainless).
In the video above, he has got one side done. Just before I left on a business trip he got the port side completed. Today, we helped him remove the cowling from around the exhausts.