At the end of February, Andy started putting a wooden roof on the cargo hold. During this period I was on holiday, so no reports are available of that period.
3th - 4th February 2006
The first thing you do when buying an abandoned bad looking vessel is showing the environment new people have arrived. Andy decided to paint the ship, so I helped him. We had in mind using the colours of a nice Luxe Motor moored in London. Dark colours to look her smaller.
Painting the wheelhouse
The boat had been well maintained over her 75 years of commercial life span. There wasn't much rust. Where the old paint was still good, we sanded it and started painting over it. Where there was rust, we removed it and first put some anti-rust on it. The final coat would finish the patched look.
Putting anti-rust on the worst places
In less then a week, the wheelhouse, after-cabin, deck and front cabin were painted.
With a bit of paint, she started looking nice again