11th June 2020 – I was in doubt if I would keep the windows, but make new ones, or just close the gaps and maybe at the most put some portholes in. After cutting out the old window, I had a look and the window accentuated the shape of the roof to much. I closed one windows, but it will take me another day to finish the welding properly.
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10th June 2020 – AIS was down for 24 hours, so I had a look and while I was there, I started cleaning the kitchen and living accommodation. All my stuff from the Stern were still unsorted under and on the table.
8th June 2020 – I put a cover over the Stern on the roof of the cabin. There was some water in it, but I want to keep the situation clean. I’m also afraid of the weight it might cause when the vlet is filled up with water.
7th June 2020 – It is the first boat I’m converting where I managed to drill the holes in the ribs of ceiling in less then one hour….
7th June 2020 – Final touches were done to make the accommodation ready again for renting out. Looking forward to start renting it out next month.
6th June 2020 – Waking up a little late, I decided to finish the deck plate and while I was welding, a few more items were done like supports for the gangway, a basic frame for the cover of the skylight.
I secured the windows and cover a little more since wind is coming hard.
5th June 2020 – There was bad weather last night , heavy rain in the morning. I was surprised to see I only had two drips.
4th June 2020 – It was becoming to late yesterday to put a layer of Silicon around the windows. I got up early in the morning before the rain would start and sealed the sides of the windows. Let’s hope it is dry when it starts raining.
3rd June 2020 – With better power to weld, I continued welding the windows inside and outside. In the afternoon I went to Tordino to get another lifeboat and in the evening, after a visit from a good friend, I continued. Sadly enough it was already late and they are predicting bad weather tomorrow. So I had to continue cutting plywood to cover the windows. Happy with the result, but it is the second day of hard working and I feel it!
3rd June 2020 – Aboard the Tordino is a plastic lifeboat. A common Janneau model I don’t like. It was already painted brown to look older, but today I had the chance of getting a riveted lifeboat with inboard engine and spare engine. The Antares came alongside and with a small davit, we managed to swap boats and had a coffee as well!
31st May 2020 – I picked up around 300kgs of metal for ballast. I got it for free from someone who had just bought three containers of old stuff from a warehouse. On the way home I picked up free curver boxes to store the metal in. It took me some time to unload it and store it on the Watergeus.
30st May 2020 – A surveyor came to measure the damage. He gave us advice and explained some more about what to do next.
28th May 2020 – I still don’t know what to do with the wheelhouse of the Stern. A wooden wheelhouse looks older and has more charm. A metal on is watertight and better on the long run…
Since it was sanded down earlier this month, I put a coat of oil on it to feed the wood.