1st October 2016
A long time since I did something structural to the 'Op Hoop van Zegen'. I built the wheelhouse floor. Makes it easier for walking around and finishing the sides. I have some old oak I will use to finish the floor, but this is for later. I still need to paint the rest of the wheelhouse before I put the topcoat on the floor.
Working in the wheelhouse
14th October 2016
It is now pretty sure the 'Op Hoop van Zegen' will be sold, so I started emptying the accommodation and engine room. If the sale would not go through, this would still be a good thing to do. She was getting filled up and it took me longer to convert her. I had to move around my stuff before I was able to get anywhere. After a whole day, I took half of my stuff out. I will need another day.
16th October 2016
The engine room is empty now, or at least most of it! I had a nice collection of hard wood stored in the engine room since I had no other place to store it. Everything is now on the Watergeus. I hope not for to long. I wonder how many times I have already moved that wood ;-)
18th October 2016
My last tools are now from the ship. She raised approximately 7 cm's at the front and 4 cm's at the back. I will certainly miss this ship. I had many plans, but I'm pretty sure I will find another project where I ca save a ship and give it another bright future!
Last picture I took of her
As she will always remind me off: A very strong hull
20th October 2016
I sold the ship.
I gave the lemmeraak 'Op Hoop van Zegen' a new life. If I didn't rebuilt her, she was likely to be scrapped. I hope the new owner has the talent and know-how to finish this project. I wish him luck with the ship.