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Tordino – Mounting the mast and finishing my living room table

8th September 2021 – Two small jobs done today. I finished the little table for my living room. It was an old table I cut up and shortened so it fits for my chess board. 

In the afternoon, I mounted the mast I bought a few weeks ago. It is looking fine. Let’s see if it holds.  It was to warm to work so I gave up working and went looking for some shadow underneath some threes. 

Stern – Another trip

6th September 2021 – I made another trip with the Stern, this time with my father. It was a small journey, but at least I know he was happy. Probably thinking: money well spent on this one 😉

My neighbour took some nice pictures.


Stern – Three journeys

5th September 2021 – After having a good breakfast on the Watergeus, I drove back to Oudenburg to set out with the Stern. I made a first trip by myself and then two more journeys with friends and neighbours. A day well spent aboard the Stern. Driving a ship, that’s why she made for!

A new addition to the fleet

3rd September 2021 – This evening I picked up a Wildflower sailing boat. It is basically a dinghy that can be used as a motorboat, sailing ship or just for rowing. American design, but this one is produced in Germany in 1972. So next year, it will be 50 years old! The boat is just under 4 meters of  length and 1.7m wide. I also got a metal frame to store it on. The only thing I need to find now is storage space.



 The weight of the boat is supposed to be 45kg, but I had a feeling it is more. There is water in the air compartments.  The ship comes with all the original equipment, even te bags for the sails are original with the brand.

Some more specifications:

  • Sails: 30m2
  • Type: sloop



Tordino – Finishing the wall with the models

3rd September 2021 – The glass was mounted and the models are now visible to the public. The plan to build the wall was for October but since I had the models and moving them was to fragile, it was build in two days. I’m happy with the result.

I still have a nice wooden mast on top of my van. I made a metal support and will bolt this next to my ship for Open Monumentendag.



Stern – Several jobs

3rd September 2021 – I took a day off. The plan was to paint the Stern. It was also planned to work in the museum, etc… Anyway Nothing of what was planned came through.

The floor I made last night for the bathroom is suiting fine. I mounted the toilet, just to have an idea of the room and the right height. Ballast was put underneath the floor to stabilize the ship. It is getting there…

The deck was cleaned so I can paint it tomorrow.

Watergeus – Maintaining the plants

30th August 2021 – With the summer being gone in Oudenburg , if you can actually call it a summer, it is now time to concentrate on Bruges again. We cut the grass around the ship, cleaned the decks and so one… Maintaining three ships takes a lot of time!