Month: July 2018
27th July 2018 – The canal was closed till lunchtime. No traffic was allowed, but nothing happened. By the evening, the current has turned and the fuel came back.
26th July 2018 – In between talking with the police and fire brigade or the neighbours, I tried filling up my water tanks and those of my neighbour.
There was a massive oil spill on the Canal. Civil services were still cleaning around 2 o’clock at night. We have no idea where it was coming from.
25th July 2018 – After more then a year, I finally cut the last metal sheet for the engine room bulkhead. It was lowered in the hold, but mounting will be for another day. To hot to work!
21st July 2018 – In the morning I went to Bruinisse. It were visserijdagen. I was surprised to see in what good condition their trawlers are. Massive ships and no rust!
Just like last year, I went to Veere. There is a historical barge race for old inland fishing boats like botters, Hoogaars and lemmeraken. It was a great event. I took a small trip on a tourist boat. This was perfect for taking close range pictures.
The old website is gone. She is still online, but hidden at the moment. I’m transferring the old posts to this new site. Where possible, I will add some more pictures and keywords for searching.
At this moment I’m uploading the conversion of the Lemmeraak ‘Op Hoop van Zegen‘.
14th July 2018 – Starting from today, Museumschip Tordino is open every second and fourth Saturday of the month. I wasn’t totally ready, so I worked in the morning hiding my tools and hovering the ship.
There were around 12 people who came. This was a good result knowing I didn’t make any publicity besides on Facebook to some friends.
13th July 2018 – We moved a friend’s barge in the evening. She is now moored alongside the Watergeus. Two Luxe Motors from the same period. A nice look from the other side!
9th July 2018 – I’ve been working on Museumschip Tordino for most of the time. She is now nearly ready for opening next weekend.
9th July 2018 – The old accommodation is finished. Chairs are put in the space, the television is mounted to the wall.
6th July 2018 – We went to see the ‘Op Hoop van Zegen’ in Zelzate. She will be launched in the water next week, so this was one of the last days to take some pictures after the repairs had been done.
It is a good thing the new owner repaired the bow. Sadly enough, the yard didn’t do it properly. The shape and curve were not followed and instead of welding, a lot of silicon was used.
6th July 2018 – Through Monumentenwacht, I received a big collection of magazines and books for the Library of Museumschip Tordino. I drove to Ghent to pick them up. On the way back I stopped in Ikea to get some boxes to put them in!