Month: December 2020 - page 2
12th December 2020 – While I was in Holland, I managed to get three closed portholes for Tordino. Two for the entrance of the engine room and one for the front. For boat parts you must be in Holland. It is so expensive in Belgium….
12th December 2020 – Early in the morning we arrived at the yard where they had been working very hard on the Stad Rotterdam. Engine room was empty, the middle section welded and many more small things were done as well. We spent most of the day removing tar and paint. A lot was done but we still have to do another three meters.
11th December 2020 – I had limited time today and woke up to late. I did some small pieces at the Stern, like finishing a cupboard, building a box for te curtains, etc… It adds to the cosy feeling of the living room.
9th December 2020 – In the morning I went shopping for Tordino, in the afternoon I worked on the port side of the Stern, making the join between the top and bottom bit. Having other things on my mind, concentration was an issue. At the end of the evening, I managed to have something done. It is far from finished, but I know where I will end.
9th December 2020 – The problem of yard that far away and so many parties involved is the discussions need to go through WhatsApp and miscommunications are often happening. Like today we had an argument about the watertank, what wood needs to be ordered, etc.. Every few lines we need to take paint and draw it so everyone understands us.
We are going back on Saturday to talk to the yard and to see how much progress went on the last two weeks.
6th December 2020 – It had been a long time since we made a trip on the Djoey. Busy times as we are both working on our own projects.
5th December 2020 – First the good news: the new charger is installed and I have heating again!. This is great. Thanks to my friends for helping me.
There was a small rotten piece under the door of the wheelhouse. While taking it away, I discovered more and more wet wood. So after about ten minutes of work, I just realize I can better rebuild the wheelhouse. There is now a cover over the roof. This will keep dry for a while. In the meantime the old interior will be removed. It is nothing special anyway and it exists of several layers of plywood and Formica. Time to make it look more traditional again. Maybe I’ll use some of the recovered interior from the Jeanne.
Together with my mother, we made some traditional curtains for the windows. The next step is to remove the modern rolling curtains and also replace them with traditional ones.
2nd December 2020 – One more of piece was needed to finish the ceiling. It took me some time since I had to make it twice. One time wrong and once good. I painted the cupboard in the corner and some more of the ceiling. Slowly getting there, but there is still a lot of work that needs doing!