Category: Daily Life around the water - page 3

Trial for the Frantsis

2nd August 2018 – A lot of work needs to be done to get the Pro et Contra running, but my neighbour wanted to make a small trial with the Frantsis. So we all joined, including neighbours from another ship. There were a few minor issues but the trials were a succes.

That night, I had to pick up the skipper for the crossing. We first drove to Tordino to get a mobile generator, life jackets and some more equipment.

Going to Bruinisse and Veere

21st July 2018 – In the morning I went to Bruinisse. It were visserijdagen. I was surprised to see in what good condition their trawlers are. Massive ships and no rust!

Just like last year, I went to Veere. There is a historical barge race for old inland fishing boats like botters, Hoogaars and lemmeraken. It was a great event. I took a small trip on a tourist boat. This was perfect for taking close range pictures.

 

Visiting ‘Op Hoop van Zegen’ in Zelzate

6th July 2018 – We went to see the ‘Op Hoop van Zegen’ in Zelzate. She will be launched in the water next week, so this was one of the last days to take some pictures after the repairs had been done.

It is a good thing the new owner repaired the bow. Sadly enough, the yard didn’t do it properly. The shape and curve were not followed and instead of welding, a lot of silicon was used.