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Arma – Anti freeze

20th October 2010 – The winter is coming. Last night it was minus 2°C so I went to the Arma to fill the engines up with anti freeze.

When I was back aboard I made a solid frame for a bed in the back accommodation of the Watergeus. At least it was warm in my ship.

Frantsis – For sale

12th October 2010 – I decided to put the Frantsis up for sale. Anyone who is interested can contact me. She is good start for a nice project of a little houseboat. It is technical also possible to make her look original again, but that would take you some time!

Watergeus – Cutting out the floor

29th September 2010 – I cut out the shower area in the back accommodation. The bathroom, where once the kitchen was has a standing height of 1,80 meters. That is not enough for a shower, so I’ll lower the floor in the bathroom. Since there are a few ribs, the grease pump and the gearbox, I had to carefully choose the area where I could put the shower.

In the evening I went eating at the neighbours.

Ross Leopard – Last drink

28th September 2010 – The bar of the Ross Leopard was open one last time. This boat, once a famous night club in London, is a Grimsby built deep sea trawler. She was moored in Ostend for several years and is now heading to the scrapyard.

I have only known the ship after it’s glorious period, but never the less I had a good time and met several great people, of which I still can call them real friends!

Frantsis – Cleaning bilges

18th September 2010 – In the afternoon I cleaned some bilges from the Frantsis and put some oil on them so they are better preserved for the winter. I made a little floor and put the wood from my back accommodation in it. That’s the good thing about owning two barges. You can always use one as storage.