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HomeLiving Afloat: June 2012

Living Afloat: June 2012

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 or a yacht in Belgium or the Netherlands, contact me!

26th June 2012

People asked me to have a look at a wooden ship and the options of restoring her. While I was there I found some older fishing boats in wood. All of them I've known when I lived in Ostend as a kid. Nice to see them back!

15th June 2012

This week I have been working on the Hornblower. One week of work and you hardly see any progress.

11th June

 

9th June 2012

Sill busy. I'm working on several projects at the same time, helping people around. I'm still updating the pages of the Watergeus.

Today I went to Oosterhout, helping a friend sorting out his new yacht. It's an eighties built yacht with a classic look. Metal hull and a wooden top construction.

8th June 2012

I'm working in Ghent converting a spits barge....

7th June 2012

I'm back from the yard! The Watergeus is back on her mooring for the next couple of years. I'm trying to update my website as soon as I can...

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