Category: MS Stern - page 2

Stern – Putting the watertank in position

29th August 2020 – A major job was getting the water tank in sleeping room. I had to break down a part of a wall and a door. I have to do it now before I finish that room. Also the tank needs to go since we are replacing the wheelhouse soon.  Lowering the tank was quick. It fitted nicely on the new build floor. I was a bit disappointed about the size; the Stern is very round and I could not fit it like I wanted. anyway, it is where it should be. 

In the evening, I had a drink wit a friend in the wheelhouse, the first time I’ve used the Stern as a place to invite friends. More occasions will follow!

Stern – Bedroom

23rd August 2020 – The bedroom needs to be finished first so I can put the watertank in position. The bow was still filled with insulation, so I had to move that first. After a lot of moving around, I could start working. In the evening I filled the holes of the nails with filler. Painting will be for another day.


Stern – Watertank

21st August 2020 – I drove to Holland to pick up a water tank for the Stern. I wanted a specific size, and I was happy where I bought them for the Hornblower years ago…

I need a specific size so it fits through the door, and underneath the bed, without causing stability issues on the ship. I asked a few people to measure how deep the ship will be after building a wheelhouse and having a filled up watertank. 100kgs means the ship lowers 1 centimetre.  I calculated the weight of the wheelhouse to be around 500 kgs and a filled up watertank 400 kgs including its own weight.  I cannot afford the ship to be another 10 centimetres deeper, so I have to start thinking about the weight since there is no furniture yet aboard and I still need to finish many things.



Stern – Bedroom walls

16th August 2020 – I finished the two bedroom walls. This was the last bit I could do without moving the insulation. Now I have to move it, but I have nowhere to store it at the moment…

There was some heavy rain, but the ship stayed dry. I also cleaned the wheelhouse with the idea of starting to replace it on Wednesday. Sadly enough plans have changed and now it is sheduled for September 11th.

Stern – Side

9th August 2020 – A few small jobs were done. I cleaned the bilges on starboard, cleared that side of the yacht and started building a frame for the insulation and t&g. Slowly getting there, but it is really to warm to work.

The old outlet for the kitchen sink was sealed and the gap between the old and new deck as well. At least I hope to stop condensation getting to the old decks.