Living afloat
The story of the Luxe Motor Watergeus, the Groningse snik Hornblower, the Historische klipperaak Aquarel, the lemmeraak 'Op Hoop van Zegen', the Friese maatkast Tordino and how to convert a Dutch barge into a houseboat.
 
MS Watergeus
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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Living Afloat
Living Afloat gives you free ideas on what you need to know about barges, how to buy them, how to convert them, etc..
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MS Tordino
The Tordino is a Friese Maatkast built in 1922. She is being converted into a floating museum.
 
MS Aquarel
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 and is now a houseboat in Zaandam.
 
MY Op Hoop van Zegen
Op Hoop van Zegen
The 'Op Hoop van Zegen' is a lemmeraak from 1916. She was converted into a classic looking yacht.
 
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I spent most of my time in or around boats. Read what I'm doing!
MS Hornblower
The Hornblower was a project of converting a snik into a yacht. I sold her in 2014 to start another project.
 
HomeConversion • August 2015

August 2015

6th August 2016

Another day of sanding down the back accommodation. Some parts are seriously rusty. I was surprised to see how quickly the situation can go backwards.

8th August 2016

Degreasing the whole back accommodation and giving it a coat of primer took me most of the day. I designed a support for the mast at the back of the ship and welded it. Looking forward to mount the mast!

15th August 2016

The old lifeboat was finally painted after all those years. I gave herr a brown colour.

16th August 2016

The Wheelhouse got a new coat of yellow paint. She will need a second one. The lifeboat got her second coat of brown and the boxes for the navigation lights were also repainted.

 

 

 

 
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