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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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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.
 
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The 'Op Hoop van Zegen' is a lemmeraak from 1916. She was converted into a classic looking yacht.
 
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The Hornblower was a project of converting a snik into a yacht. I sold her in 2014 to start another project.
 
HomeAquarelConversion • April 2016

April 2016 (part 2)

16th April 2016

The hold area is nearly ready and getting into shape. She will be ready for exhibitions and a permanent museum in the near future. You can already have a look at my site: http://www.museumschip.be .

I welded two supports for the zwierbomen. At least the deck looks cleaner now when they are in their brackets.

20th April 2016

Some more photographs of the hold. The last details...

25th April 2016

The light fittings were mounted and some of the pictures. I glued the frames to the wall so they would stay straight and don't fall of.

30th April 2016

Today is a special day. The hold is looking finished. I still have to do the plumbing, heating, ventilation and some decoration. The ship is hundred years old and this means there is something to celebrate.

I organised a private party for some friends in the evening. I’am happy with the result. Some friends came earlier to load the beer on the ship and to build a tent in case it would be raining.

During the evening I walked several times outside. With only some light coming through, she looked good. Coloured lights in the hold , LED lights outside and people having fun. It felt right!

 


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