22nd March 2009 – Since we need a lot of space to finish the living area, all the tools and parts had to go. This is a big job that will take me several days to do.
Month: March 2009
18th March 2009 – Instead of working, I just sat outside reading a book. That’s what makes living on a boat so nice.
15th March 2009 – Maybe it was the first year of the day to sit outside, but I still had a lot of work to do. I drilled a hole through the bulkhead to pass a water pipe. It took me ten minutes of drilling to get through.
8th March 2009 – Finally finished the support and I also mounted the pump. The bilges underneath the water tank are not in an optimal condition and the chance of having water from the tanks onto them is real. So I decided to put tar in the bilges and put it quit thick as well. Since I was dirty anyway, I painted some weaker places on the hull as well. Where a tier is hanging, most of the tar was gone. Also the rivets welded received an extra coat.
In the late afternoon I repaired my old compressor that had been under water for three years till we discovered the ship in December 2005.
7th March 2009 – While I went shopping in the morning, plumbing needs a lot of tools and pieces, my mother painted the three doors in the corridor.
In the afternoon I had some visit from an English couple living on a tjalk. It is always interesting and fascinating to exchange ideas and experiences on boats. Later that day I finished the entrance to the hold. It is not yet the result I wanted, but I don’t have to much time to spend another day on this little area.
5th March 2009 – The plan was to mount the waterpump. By the end of the evening, I nearly finished the support, but I was unable to mount the pump itself. It took more time then I expected, but it is a solid construction that could easily hold my own weight.
4th March 2009 – I’m planning to put a control panel in the near future. They called me today and asked if it would suit for me to mount it next week. I had ran my engine in early January to put some anti freeze in the system. Since the hardest part of the winter is over, I ran her again to check if everything was good and so it seemed!
Since I still have an old broken panel that can’t be removed, I have to build a new box on the other side of the steering wheel. This means I have to clean up the wheelhouse, another job that needs finishing quickly.