14th April 2010 – One thing I don’t like living on a boat is filling the water tanks. It takes hours to fill up my 6000 litter of water. There is a connection in the street where we can take water, but it has a small hose.
Month: April 2010
7th April 2010 – I visited another barge with some potential for the future. It is more of wreck then a barge. At the other hand it is a historical vessel and certainly not in a better condition then the Watergeus once was.
At this moment there are a lot of barges for sale in Belgium. There are a few reasons why:
- Regulations have changed and are changing constantly
- Every ship needs to have a hull survey (every five year)
- Most ships for sale are expensive to buy and no bank will lent you the money
- There are not many free moorings available at this time.
Therefore I’m still doubting whether I will take such a project or not. Buying the barge may be cheap, converting it will cost me a fortune.
1st April 2010 – Cleaning the deck is an extremely boring job with slow progress. At the other side, it is the right job to keep the ship from rusting away. Another meter has been cleaned.