20th July 2020 – A small job but, it had to be done carefully, dismantling the heather in the living room. I want to reuse it. Around the heather was old insulation and wood. This is the last bit of old t&g that was left on the ship. I cleaned the sides of the ship. They are now ready for new insulation.
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6th July 2020 – The insulation is aboard, filling up the whole sleep room. The door was again remounted. Now I am happy with the result.
5th July 2020 – I found an advertisement for free Rockwool insulation. I drove to pick it up and filled my whole van. There is enough for the Stern and even more for future projects… Only one issue, where to store it?
24th June 2020 – We rewelded the windows at the front. They must be watertight and I wasn’t happy with the earlier result. It was to warm to weld, but also to warm to do anything. At the end, I cleaned the bedroom area and continued with the wooden frame around the windows and ribs.
21st June 2020 – The door frame is now finished. I lowered the door and finished the frame around it. Now I can continue with the walls and start looking for another door for the toilet. I still don’t know what to do with the toilet itself. Keep the current system of a manual pump or make a comfortable home toilet. I am afraid of the water inlet and outlet at the bottom of my ship. If it goes wrong, it will go wrong badly…
15th June 2020 – I forgot to close the skylight, so it rained a lot… I found three leaks in the welding I did, two at the front and one in the corner of a window. I cleaned the problems, but welding is for Friday. I was tired, but did a small job, giving me a good feeling. I bolted three pieces of wood, the beginning of the frame for the ceiling to the ribs.
14th June 2020 – I gave a second coat of paint on the front of the cabin. You can still see where I welded. Not happy about the result. For the rest of the day, I did some cleaning and removed the last old stuff from the bow area. Before leaving, I quickly build a mast for the back. A small detail, but at least something done…
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.
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….