This page describes the work that will happen in the (near) future on the Watergeus. Many of the ideas are taken from other boats, while traveling around.
Cleaning engine room
I would love to have a clean and minimalistic engine room, no broken stuff and no useless items. nether should it become a storage space for spare parts of several engines. Planned for May 2008.
Preparing the metal before the wooden frame can be build in the hold
The sides of the boat were protected with cement so the water stayed clean and the metal didn't rust. Now most of it is loose and needs removing, otherwise it will fall off in the next couple of years and cause rust problems
Even you still have to be able to remove watertanks in the future, I need to put them in before I can start creating a frame and walls in the hold.
- Update February 2008: Tanks are in the hold but still need connecting and positioning
Cleaning the decks
Since I visited a spits barge on 14th May 2007, I am pretty sure what to do with my decks. I will remove all paint and rust. Then the deck will be protected with line oil and vanish. A few pictures of what the result should look like:
Shinny metal, just protected with oil instead of paint
A clean deck with no rust
After removing the paint from the anchor winch and the front cabin, I'm not to sure about the decks... It seems a lot of work to me!
- Update December 2008: Maybe next year. I really don't like this job
Railing on entrance
The entrance still looks square and therefore, I'll do anything to have it look older then it is. One of the solutions is placing a railing around the cabin.
An example of a railing on a new built cabin. It looks more traditional
Once a job listed on this page has been completed, it will be moved here. Updates are in bold.
Cleaning the anchor winch
- Update September 2007: The anchor winch was cleaned and repainted in August 2007.
An example of the colour scheme I would like to use on my anchor winch
Finding a solution for the leaking roof
This is the most expensive task. Since I need to have the money first, this job is planned for next summer on the earliest...
- Update August 2007: The prices I received and I'm receiving are rather positive and the work would be planned now for October
- Update November 2007: Metal roof has been placed
Once the roof is finished the boat will get a more traditional colour scheme. Light yellow for the wheelhouse, dark red for the den, white for the entrance and cabin in front of the boat.
- Update November 2007: Most of the boat has been (re)painted
Adding new flags to the mast
I like having several flags in the mast, only one of the ropes going to the top of the mast is broken. Whenever I have the time and a second person to help, I'm about to lower the mast and add some more flags.
- Update November 2007: On holiday I bought some nw flags. More flags have been added in August 2007