10th December 2016
The Aquarel was pushed to the yard with a small tug. The engine is still not fixed and part of the deal to acquire the Tordino is a yard visit for the old lady. She is 100 years old! It took us six hours to get from Beernem to Zelzate.
12th December 2016
She was dry docked today. It took us a lot of effort to get her near the slipway. Once she was out of the water, the yard started cleaning the hull for the survey.
Preparing the slipway
13th December 2016
The surveyor came from Holland and did a check on the hull. The tunnel of the shaft needed doubling plates and a few old pipes had to be sealed. Not bad for a 100 year old ship!
16th December 2016
Doing the repairs. The yard did the welding while I was the lookout in case there would be fire. SInce most of the ship was built with the idea of welding in the hull, there was no risk of having a fire. Therefore, I decided to watch the welders and learn...
17th December 2016
Another day of work at the yard. They believe the job can be done in three days.
19th December 2016
A few more hours and all the repairs were finished. Only on one repair, I was standing inside the ship. A pipe for the gray water was to thin. It was a new pipe, but pipes should be at least 6mm.