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The story of the Luxe Motor Watergeus, the Groningse snik Hornblower, the klipperaak Aquarel, the lemmeraak 'Op Hoop van Zegen' and how to convert a Dutch barge into a houseboat.
 
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Watergeus
The Watergeus is my home. It's an old Dutch Luxe Motor, built in 1929. She was about to be scrapped when we bought her...
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The Aquarel is an authentic klipperaak from 1916 converted for exhibitions and with a permanent small museum of maritime artifacts.
 
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The 'Op Hoop van Zegen' is a lemmeraak from 1916. She is being 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 • Barges & their deck equipment

Barges & their deck equipment

Any barge has deck equipment. They make every day's use easier or they are needed for safe sailing. Examples of deck equipment are anchor winches, car cranes, cranes for lifeboats, masts, etc...

Anchor winches


Original anchor winch on a Baquet de Charleroi


Manual single anchor winch on the Clochard


Anchor winch on a Boeieraak


electric anchor winch with a broken electro motor


Heavier anchor winch on a kempenaar


Anchor winch covered in a metal box

Car cranes


Rusty car crane on a spits


Car crane and smaller crane on back accommodation of a Kempenaar


Me working with the car crane of the Mousson

Other cranes


Crane aboard my barge. Can lift up to 250kgs in its current configuration.


Crane on the back accommodation, mostly used for a small boat. Typical position on barges


Manual crane for a small boat on an aak

Masts

The masts had original the function of loading and unloading cargo from the boat. Depending on what ype of they boat it was also often the main propulsion system, a mast for sailing.


Mast on a steilsteven in Rotterdam


Mast of a sleeptankschip

 
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