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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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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.
 
HomeLiving Afloat: The life of a boat lover (What's New!)

Living Afloat: The life of a boat lover

This page used to tell the regular visitor what new information has been added to the website of Living Afloat and my projects. Since I'm working on several boats, I'm changing this page more into a blog.

If you have questions or you would like me to join to see a barge in Belgium or the Netherlands, contact me!

31st March 2012

My first bbq this year. As usual bad weather, but I really appreciate my mooring. It has a little field of grass in front of it. I put my party tent and the bbq. It was all I needed for a great day with some good friends!

27th March 2012: Is it still a hobby?

When I bought the Escapade and later the Hornblower, I always made myself a promise: I shall not work as hard as I did on the Watergeus. I'm still keeping that promise, but it is fading away. Since last week, I spent every evening (except Friday) working on the Hornblower. Most of the weekend was also gone into working aboard the little ship.

I'm really starting to wonder if this is hobby or just me becoming a slave of all the work on both vessels?

23rd March 2012: Working

I took a day off. It has been a nice weather the whole week. Today was no difference. I did a lot of work. The remaining bit underneath the hatches of the Watergeus was cleaned. I did some paintwork, fixed the cooling on the Hornblower and mounted the anchor winch.

18th March 2012: Generator cabin

It has been a while since the last updates. This certainly does not mean I wasn't doing anything. I have been very busy, mainly welding and cleaning. Read the updates here:

I will add some more pictures whenever I have time!

4th March 2012: Pictures

The weather was dry so I decided to go for a walk and take some pictures.

 

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