Author: frederic

Tordino – Breaking down a wall to build the new entrance

11th April 2021 – I started by running the bowthruster and generator. Then I sorted out the rope work so every rope is on a single bollard. Being moored for two years, having had a lot of loaded barges alongside, I often added a few ropes or just redid them.

It was to windy to work outside, so I cut the wall between the old and new entrance. I tried moving the supports for the stairs, but they are to heavy for me to lift.

Tordino – Mooring posts (3)

7th April 2021 – In the morning I went to pick up steenschotten for the gangway. I used the same panels as floor for Aquarel years ago. They are solid and can be used outside.

In the afternoon I welded bits and pieces to the metal pipes for the mooring posts. At least, the pipe will now stick in the concrete.

 

 

Tordino – Mooring posts (2)

6th April 2021 – After making several phone calls to get some heavy pipes and some more stuff for the mooring, I went to Oudenburg to enlarge the holes and to make an extra one.  Should now be enough to secure Tordino properly.

I also started cleaning the concrete. I want is as clean as my neighbour.

The repairs aboard the Maxx – Launching the ship

3rd April 2021 – Today I helped launching the Maxx again. Sadly enough it was again no success. The manager of the marina wanted us to stay in the water, while I was sure this was not a good idea. After about 5 minutes I could no longer keep her up without pumping. I tried moving the ship with the idea of bringing her to a yard, but the steering was that bad I had to return and taker her back out of the water.