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Living Afloat: December 2013

25th December 2013

In between meals, drinks and parties, I made a walk in the harbour of Ostend where it all started for me several years ago...

21st December 2013

Sometimes I do wonder if people know how much work we spend on converting our boats. People buy a boat, start to repair and convert it. During the journey there is a point when you think, is she worth it. Is it worth th effort to spent any more money or energy to the boat. Shouldn't I just buy another one and send this one to the scrapyard...

Well I had my breaking point the last couple of days. The more I'm working on the Aquarel, the more unpleasant surprises I'm finding...

15th December 2013

One of my friends is at the yard in Zelzate. This was a perfect moment to have a visit and take some pictures of the other boats around Zelzate!

14th December 2013

It has been a while, but here is an update on the Aquarel!


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