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The story of the Luxe Motor Watergeus, the Groningse snik Hornblower, the klipperaak Aquarel, the lemmeraak 'Op Hoop van Zegen', the Friese maatkast Tordino and how to convert a Dutch barge into a houseboat.
 
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MS Tordino
The Tordino is a Friese Maatkast built in 1922. She is being converted into a floating museum.
 
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The Aquarel is an authentic klipperaak from 1916 converted for exhibitions and with a permanent small museum of maritime artifacts. She was sold in 2016.
 
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Op Hoop van Zegen
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.
 
HomeConversion • November 2009

November 2009

Important (What I learned this month):

2nd November 2009: Living room

Since some small works still needs doing, a lot of my tools were hanging around in the kitchen and living room. I had enough of them, it made i look like a yard again. I removed them and now my living room and kitchen are looking better.

14th November 2009

The Arma had arrived yesterday. She has been converted but is still unfinished, like many boating projects. I helped closing a hole in the den so rain will not come in that easily.

21st-30th November 2009: Bad weather

I can't remember a week like the one we just had. Very windy and a lot of rain, a lot! I had no Internet connection so I didn't write an updates. Also I didn't do much since I wanted to enjoy the converted hold.

People cut the ropes of one of the barges on Sunday morning. With the bad weather it took the fire brigade some time to get the boat back to her mooring.

For the last couple of days I have been hanging on my ropes, making a small list. Other moments I wasn't able to get decently aboard. I hop the weather will be stable again. It is hard to invite people aboard in this situation.

 
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