Month: September 2019

Tordino – Unloading some stuff

17th September 2019 – I unloaded the stuff I got from the Festina Lente. At some point I had to call a friend. The chimney was to heavy and it got stuck on a few wooden planks.

While waiting for him to arrived, I greased the lorry for the hatches.

 

Watergeus – Painting

15th September 2019 – The den and front cabin got a second coat of paint. I put some order on my deck and put the propellers back on the roof of the bathroom. One of them was slightly to heavy and I had to use my crane. Never underestimate the luxury of having a crane aboard your ship!

On starboard side, I removed a metal strip so the water could easier get of the ship. I did the same thing on port side last year.

The little boat on my deck was cleaned and I moved some old plates and put them under the hatches. All small things that make my ship looking better again.

Tordino – Open Monumentendag

8th September 2019 – There were 198 visitors on the event Open Monumentendag aboard Tordino. A good result.  The people who came were really interested, asked questions and told their own stories. At the end of the evening, I was exhausted and happy to close the hatches….

Tordino – 4 Vaargetijden alongside

3rd September 2019 – I had two meetings aboard the Tordino concerning heritage and  cooperation on projects. While waiting the cruise vessel 4 Vaargetijden came alongside. They were surprised I didn’t do difficult them mooring alongside.  I explained them I was a museum and not just a houseboat. They understood me…

Tordino – Electricity

2nd September 2019 – On Friday, we will install new fuse boxes on Tordino. The old electricity is working, but unreliable. The back accommodation nearly has no 220v power, or it runs from inverters. I pulled a cable from the bow thruster area to the back accommodation.

In the evening I continued with the computers aboard. I’m getting short in time, so I just mounted them as quick as possible.

Tordino – Some stress

1st September 2019 – IT is my business, but my attitude of “I’ll make it” is not really working. I still  have a lot to do for Open Monumentendag and my whole week is fully packed.

Besides working with the computers and preparing the videos, I also had other items to finish. Plenty of new objects were placed aboard. They hadn’t been labelled, so this was also done today.

The flags in the mast lasted a supper, time to replace them and to mount the Open Monumentendag flag as well!