Month: September 2010

Watergeus – Cutting out the floor

29th September 2010 – I cut out the shower area in the back accommodation. The bathroom, where once the kitchen was has a standing height of 1,80 meters. That is not enough for a shower, so I’ll lower the floor in the bathroom. Since there are a few ribs, the grease pump and the gearbox, I had to carefully choose the area where I could put the shower.

In the evening I went eating at the neighbours.

Ross Leopard – Last drink

28th September 2010 – The bar of the Ross Leopard was open one last time. This boat, once a famous night club in London, is a Grimsby built deep sea trawler. She was moored in Ostend for several years and is now heading to the scrapyard.

I have only known the ship after it’s glorious period, but never the less I had a good time and met several great people, of which I still can call them real friends!

Frantsis – Cleaning bilges

18th September 2010 – In the afternoon I cleaned some bilges from the Frantsis and put some oil on them so they are better preserved for the winter. I made a little floor and put the wood from my back accommodation in it. That’s the good thing about owning two barges. You can always use one as storage.

Watergeus – Cleaning and painting

18th September 2010 – In the morning I removed all the useless stuff from the back accommodation, the paneling I wanted to keep, furniture and tools that were no longer required.

The side was degreased and painted.

I went shopping for some wood and tools. I want to make a frame as quick as possible so I get my first impression on how much space that will be available once I’m finished insulating the sides.

Watergeus – Stairs

15th September 2010 – On Monday I had removed the stairs of the back accommodation to get my furniture out or at least to attempt to get it out.

I was totally forgotten the stair was still in the bathroom so I felt over a meter deep; straight in the back accommodation. Luckily I didn’t break a single thing. I mentioned it on my Facebook page as a joke,but it really hearts!