28th March 2018 – Painting the bottom
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27th March 2018 – Painting the pipes
There was no welding in the morning, so I continued working in the hold, finishing the Museum environment.
18th March 2018 – I started early, doing some t&g in the hold. It was to cold to work outside.
Two friends paid me a visit at the yard. We had a few drinks and walked around! I showed him te repairs made and where they should look at their next yard visit.
17th March 2018 – I had to be early at the yard since they needed to cut a few pipes from underneath the engine room. There was a small risk on fire, so I wanted to be in the engine room.
In the afternoon, I painted the propeller tunnel and the sides of the engine room where the pipes were hanging.
14th March 2018 – The first beautiful day since I’m at the yard. A perfect day for painting. My parents painted red and white where it was necessary. I was still watching in the hold where they were welding. In the evening, I helped putting another layer of tar on the boat.
8th March 2018 – The first two plates were mounted on the hull. In the meantime I made some inspection holes in the wood to have an overview on where they were welding. My mother started painting the boat in tar, so did I in the late afternoon.
7th March 2018 – I went to Antwerp to collect some pieces for the boat like life rings, labels, etc… The yard will only start tomorrow on the welding, so there was not much I could do…
6th March 2018 – The yard cleaned the boat with four people in the early morning.
The surveyor came a few hours later. The verdict was honnest but hard. I will have to make some costs to pass the survey!
5th March 2018 – The boat was taken out of the water at 5 o’clock in the morning. That was about it for today.
4th March 2018 – We left Beernem at 7 o’clock in the morning. By 2 o’clock in the afternoon, we were at the yard. It was a nice journey, a bit cold, but no issues during the trip.
A few hours later, another ship moored alongside. Tehy also had to go to the yard the next day.
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.
24rd February 2018 – Just to change my mind, I continued working in the hold. My parents painted the sides in primer and the roof of the old cabin with a glossy paint.