Tordino – Day 4

21st April 2019 – I’ve started by fixing the wheelhouse roof. It still needs replacing at some time, but now I’ve used aluminium tape instead of cheap duct tape. It should be fine for another year.

We gave the wheelhouse another coat of varnish.  After three coats she is well protected and looking good.

The car crane got it second coat of paint. The mast for the radar received two coats of black paint and I did another part of the deck with primer while my father continued cleaning the anchor winch.

Tordino – Day 3

20th April 2019 – The wheelhouse got it second coat of varnish. The car crane is now painted in the same colours as the rest of my ship.  I gave the deck a second coat.  The mast of the radar is in primer and the hatch for the entrance is finished.

Additions to the collection

Tordino – Day 2

19th April 2019 – A first coat of varnish was put on the wheelhouse. The wheelhouse hadn’t been maintained for the last couple of years. Even after one coat it started looking good!

I painted the deck I cleaned yesterday. For only a few square meters it took me ages to paint it. The surface is waffles pattern.

My father continued cleaning the anchor winch.

Tordino – Preparations

16th April 2019 – Thursday, I’m starting on Tordino, removing the old vanish from the wheelhouse, removing paint on the decks and on the anchor winch.  I loaded my car with tools and paint. They were last used on the yard in November when the Watergeus was dry docked.

Tordino – Preparing for the next exhibition

14th April 2019 – I wasn’t feeling right, but decided to build something. I had two cupboards that I needed to build. They will replace the metal  supports. It looks more professional and I can add more content.  It is the plan to finish this part of the hold at the end of the year when my budget will allow it.

 

Tordino – Making the entrance rain proof

13th April 2019 – One of the main issues on my museum is the entrance. If it rains, I need to close the hatches.  I want a sliding hatch on the entrance. With stuff I had and some metal I bought, I just started building something.  It seems to work, but I need some more metal. To be continued….

Watergeus – Bedroom

12th April 2019 – Somewhere last December I started building an extra bedroom in the Watergeus. A project I have discontinued for several reasons. Now It was time to continue. Earlier this week I finished one wall and now I’ve done most of the woodwork.

 

Watergeus – New toy

29th March 2019 – Most of the neighbours have a small boat for moving around in summertime. I used to have so many of those, but always gave them away or used them for painting my boat. There was an old Pioner 235 boat left on the Arma. Green by mold and dirt, but in a good condition. With three people we put it on the Watergeus, ready for cleaning and using this summer!

Tordino – New batteries & certificate of Varend Erfgoed

29th March 2019 – My neighbour James helped me installing the new batteries for Tordino. The engine started straight away! It hadn’t run since last September when we whelped moving the Tatro to the yard.

When I arrived home, I found the certificate of ‘Varend Erfgoed’ in my letterbox. Tordino is now official recognized as heritage!