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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.
 
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September 2011

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4th September 2011: Bow

The bow is nearly finished. Two bollards on each side, the hatch and an air vent are the finishing touch of the front cabin. I did some wood work on the inside.

A friend came to say hello. He recommended me changing the bathroom. Put it in the front of the barge and keep the back area as study room and sleeping room. I might consider it!


The hatch is finished and the bollards are made

10th September 2011: Thunder

Most of the day, I spent in the fore peak of the Hornblower. I did some woodwork and some insulation.

In the evening there was bad weather.

16th July 2011: A short day

I did some more woodwork today, building a bulkhead between the forepeak and the new bathroom. I had to to a party in the evening, so I didn't stay long.

24th September 2011: Painting

I spent most of the day painting one side and cleaning the deck. In the late afternoon I started preparing for the voyage to Bruges.


Living room and bathroom


Sleeping room


Portholes in the front storage area

25th September 2011: Engine, steering and BBQ

A lot of technical issues have to be arranged before leaving Sluiskil. One of them was the cooling of the engine. The exhaust was leaking, so that needed a fix as well. The steering was not working properly and the wheelhouse was still a mess.

We had a great bbq with the neighbours in the evening.

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