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The story of the Luxe Motor Watergeus, the Groningse snik Hornblower, the klipperaak Aquarel, the lemmeraak 'Op Hoop van Zegen', the Friese maatkast Tordino and how to convert a Dutch barge into a houseboat.
 
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Watergeus
The Watergeus is my home. It's an old Dutch Luxe Motor, built in 1929. She was about to be scrapped when we bought her...
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MS Tordino
The Tordino is a Friese Maatkast built in 1922. She is being converted into a floating museum.
 
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The Aquarel is an authentic klipperaak from 1916 converted for exhibitions and with a permanent small museum of maritime artifacts. She was sold in 2016 and is now a houseboat in Zaandam.
 
MY Op Hoop van Zegen
Op Hoop van Zegen
The 'Op Hoop van Zegen' is a lemmeraak from 1916. She was converted into a classic looking yacht.
 
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MS Hornblower
The Hornblower was a project of converting a snik into a yacht. I sold her in 2014 to start another project.
 
HomeAquarelConversion • March 2016

March 2016

8th March 2016

Another small update with some pictures. The hold is now clean and ready for the furniture and the floor. friends of mine will come tomorrow to help me with loading and unloading everything.

9th March 2016

The floor arrived today. I'm using 'steenschotten'. These are hard wooden planks used in factories to dry the stones.

10th March 2016

It is very important I start putting the steenshotten. They are wet because they were stored outside. I had to remove the side panels of the living room because the schotten didn't fit and I didn't one to cut them.

12th March 2016

I started drying out the steenschotten in a forced way. There was becoming to much humidity in the ship and the air wasn't feeling right.


Some floor panels are getting dry, but it will certainly take a few weeks before everything is dry

28th March 2016

Just an update with some pictures of what has been going on lately:


Air vent getting a first coat of primer


Old steering wheel from the lightship Westhinder


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