Author: frederic

Tordino – Building the first cabinet for the museum

25th February 2018 – Another cold day! Between the two supports that hold the roof, there was some space I wanted to use to publish the history of Tordino. I wanted to make a solid wall to give some more strength. While building this wall, I changed the design. It is now a half open cabinet for ship models and pictures or objects.

Tordino – Broken inverter – no heating

23rd February 2018 – When arriving on Tordino, Batteries were flat and the inverter was broken. I managed quickly to charge they batteries, but had to ask my neighbour the help me out with the heater. Thankfully it worked, otherwise I would have got some frost damage to pipes or engine!

Cold times!

22nd February 2018 – I’m holding my hart what will happen next week. If they are right about the temperatures, it will be very cold. I’ve ordered a heat wire for around the water pipes in the bowthruster area since there is no other heating option in that room. I’m sure the Watergeus is heathed enough.

Tordino – Back wall and painting

17th February 2018 – The wall is finished with t&g, so is the last wall. Now I only need to do one side of the wall near the wheelhouse and I’m finished with t&g! Looking forward to that moment.

My mother helped me out painting the ceiling in the old accommodation and a few walls in the hold. At least, there is now a coat of primer to protect the wood.

Tordino – Ceiling and painting

16th February 2018 – I finished the ceiling today, at least one length. The other side will be for later. I still need to build the frame to hold it. Therefore the wall needs to be finished with t&g first.
The result is a good looking roof and I’m satisfied. A lot of energy and planning went into the concept, but it feels good. You keep the lines of the hold and the height.

Tordino – Scanning

15th February 2018 – Besides using my time in converting a ship into a museum, I also need to look for content. This evening, I continued scanning old postcards for the Picture Library on the site.



Tordino – Wood delivery

10th February 2018 –  A beautiful day. The bowtruster started after, I had an issue with the starter motor last week. It is a dry day, just what I needed.

23 wooden beams of 6.10 meters long were delivered. They will become the ceiling of the hold. It took us some time to get them aboard.

Tordino – Getting a skylight

9th February 2018 – The old cabin wouldn’t look right if there was no skylight. I found one near Maaseik. It is some distance to drive to pick it up, but it was the right one. A round skylight is older and would fit better with the interior.