Category: MS Tordino

Tordino – Cleaning work shop

16th September 2018 – Call it a mission impossible to clean my workshop aboard Tordino. Next week, there is a garage sale. I have plenty of stuff I will never use (again). I loaded everything in boxes and brought it to my parents.

In the afternoon, I did some smaller jobs aboard the Watergeus.

Tordino – Open Heritage Day (Open Monumentendag)

9th September 2018 – We had Open Heritage Day (Open Monumentendag) aboard Tordino. This is the second time we’ve done it. Last year was a great success. This year, the city decided in the end not to help, so we did it by ourself. With 391 visitors, we can’t complain!

People came from Holland, France and of course Belgium. A mixed group of people. I sincerely wish to thank Haike and my parents for making this day work out!

Tordino – Last preparations

8th September 2018 – I went shopping for small tables in second hand shops. I walked out with one table and two frames from the Belgian Navy.

In the afternoon, I finished hanging objects and cleaned the ship. Everything should be ready now.

Taping pictures on Tordino and working on the engine

4th September 2018 – I’ve started on Tordino, taping the frames. Later in the evening, I drove to Aalter to help with my neighbours. A diver came to check the cooling unit under the water line of the ship. Everything was clean; a bit of a disappointment. Now we have no idea what might cause the engine not to cool down. The only thing left might be a broken pump….

To be continued, somewhere next week.

Another bit of this and that….

3rd September 2018 – The plan was to finish Tordino for Open Monumentendag. The object I got last weekend were mounted. Behind some paintings I put tape to make sure they wouldn’t loose if another idiot of a skipper is running with waves behind his ship.

 

Later that evening I went back to my neighbour who was still in Aalter. We tried some more, but there is still no water coming out of the engine. We decided: no water = no sailing. We will call a diver for tomorrow.

 

Meeting the old skipper of Tordino, going to Vreeswijk and moving Tordino

1st September 2018 – Today was a busy day. I left Bruges in the early morning heading for Holland. The old skipper of Tordino invited me. I had an old box aboard the ship that belonged to his grandfather. It is now back in the family. He gave me plenty of photos and objects of Tordino and his previous ship. Valuable items for my museum. Objects with a (hi)story!

On the way back, I stopped in Vreeswijk at the museum shipyard. There I met another skipper of Tordino.

In the evening, my neighbours tried moving their boat. It was stuck in the mud and had no cooling. With Tordino, we managed to get her of the mooring and put her alongside another neighbour. The rest of the evening was spent working on the engine.

Tordino – Extending the Library

27th August 2018 – Just driving up and down to Ikea to get another storage unit for the Library. With the additional collection of Books I got last week, there was no other option.

For the future, I might remove my workshop and convert it into a book storage unit. This means I have to insulate that area as well. There is always something to do aboard Tordino.

Tordino – Labeling objects

26th August 2018 – Another afternoon of labeling paintings and objects aboard Tordino. I was surprised to see how many new objects were mounted the last couple of weeks. Every time I’m open, I try to hang a few paintings.

 

Tordino – Preparations for Open Monumentendag

25th August 2018 – In two weeks time, there is Open Monumentendag. I have a special exhibition about Belgian shipping. The last preparations were done today. Some frames and paintings can’t be lifted by one person. Earlier this year, one of the paintings came loose, felt down and damaged one of the boat models.

Tordino – Camera for monitoring the entrance

9th August 2018 – I bought a camera and a wireless router. The idea is to monitor the entrance of Tordino while I’m working in the Library. So I can easily follow if people are getting aboard the ship.

I work in the IT world and on the package of both items was mentioned ‘easy setup’. It took me nearly three hours and a lot of watching on Youtube to get everything running!

The camera wil be mounted Saturday morning. Hopefully everything will work!
 
 

Tordino – First opening

14th July 2018 – Starting from today, Museumschip Tordino is open every second and fourth Saturday of the month. I wasn’t totally ready, so I worked in the morning hiding my tools and hovering the ship.

There were around 12 people who came. This was a good result knowing I didn’t make any publicity besides on Facebook to some friends.