Author: frederic - page 24
19th December 2016 – A few more hours and all the repairs were finished. Only on one repair, I was standing inside the ship. A pipe for the gray water was to thin. It was a new pipe, but pipes should be at least 6mm.
17th December 2016 – Another day of work at the yard. They believe the job can be done in three days.
16th December 2016 – Doing the repairs. The yard did the welding while I was the lookout in case there would be fire. Since most of the ship was built with the idea of welding in the hull, there was no risk of having a fire. Therefore, I decided to watch the welders and learn…
13th December 2016 – The surveyor came from Holland and did a check on the hull. The tunnel of the shaft needed doubling plates and a few old pipes had to be sealed. Not bad for a 100 year old ship!
12th December 2016 – She was dry docked today. It took us a lot of effort to get her near the slipway. Once she was out of the water, the yard started cleaning the hull for the survey.
10th December 2016 – The Aquarel was pushed to the yard with a small tug. The engine is still not fixed and part of the deal to acquire the Tordino is a yard visit for the old lady. She is 100 years old! It took us six hours to get from Beernem to Zelzate.
1st November 2016 – Time to work again! I continued cleaning the deck with a high pressure machine. It took me all day to do both sides. A lot of paint is gone, but you notice she is looking cleaner.
30th October 2016 – I took my high pressure cleaning machine and started cleaning the decks of the Aquarel. After four hours, I was totally wet and cold. I was able to clean the deck and remove some loose paint.
28th October 2016 – One day of not working, just relaxing and driving to Leeuwarden to see some ships.
On the way back, I stopped on the afsluitdijk and sat there for some time. Some parts in the Netherlands are extremely beautiful!
26th October 2016 – I need to empty the front storage space since I have other plans with the front. I took some more stuff out. I already did a huge bit last weekend, but there is more, much more.
23rd October 2016 – The back accommodation was sanded and painted. Some of the paintwork I did two years ago was damaged by recent works. It got a new coat of paint. Together with the front, it now looks like one ship instead of all those colours.
20th October 2016 – I gave the lemmeraak ‘Op Hoop van Zegen’ a new life. If I didn’t rebuilt her, she was likely to be scrapped. I did most of the outside work and had just started insulating the hold.
I hope the new owner has the talent and know-how to finish this project. I wish him luck with the ship.
20th October 2016 – I sold the ship.
I gave the lemmeraak ‘Op Hoop van Zegen’ a new life. If I didn’t rebuilt her, she was likely to be scrapped. I hope the new owner has the talent and know-how to finish this project. I wish him luck with the ship.