1st May 2018 – I started with filling a few small joints in the wood. Later that day, we finished the electricity and the ceiling. In the evening, I built two more tables for showing objects in the hold. I closed the day by hovering and cleaning up.
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30th April 2018 – While my parents painted the walls in primer , I managed to do some electricity work. In the afternoon, I mounted the letters DOUANE. These are heavy aluminium letters from an old building. It took me three hours to get them reasonably straight.
29th April 2018 – I built my first table for the exhibition space. It is a test and I like the idea, but not the finish.
A door was mounted to hide the wires and pumps in the technical space next to the toilets.
28th April 2018 – The ribs in the hold had to be covered with wood. This was, together with the boxes in the corridor finished.
24th April 2018 – While my parents painted the big wall in the hold, I continued with t&g. Since I didn’t had any time to go to the shop, I ran out of t&g…
Later that evening, I built my first frame for the show boxes.
23rd April 2018 – Started working in the corridor to the hold. This is one of the remaining places where I have a lot of wood work to do.
One of the remaining issues of the survey was to insulate the chimney of the heater.
21st April 2018 – A perfect day for working. 26°C outside, at least 40°C inside. My father was sanding down the blue paint outside while I finished the big wall of the museum entrance. My mother vanished the old accommodation in the hold and started painting in the afternoon.
15th April 2018 – A friend came to help me to put the new stickers on the wheelhouse with the name and registration number. This was one of the requirements for the survey.
In the late afternoon, I continued with t&g. An never ending story….
14th April 2018 – Today was a cleaning up day. I cleaned most of the wood I no longer needed. I finished small bits and pieces, while my mother started putting primer on the support for the ceiling.
The last wall was insulated. I’m getting there…
10th April 2018 – Another evening of working aboard Tordino. Working with t&g, finishing the last two supports for the roof.
8th April 2018 – One wall is finished in Tordino. It took me most of the afternoon to do some details with t&g. Ready to paint!
6th April 2018 – The bottom part of the wheelhouse got a second coat of paint. It is looking good again. Somewhere next week, I will glue the labels with her name and registration number on the back.
3rd April 2018 – After launching her back in the water, the leaks seems to be fine. We waited another few hours and went home; I was glad she is back on her mooring.
2nd April 2018 – The bilges are now clean enough to find a possible leak. In the early morning I had to drive to Terneuzen to get myself a new vacuu cleaner. Shops were closed in Belgium and the machine was broken…
1st April 2018: Climbing down the bilges, cleaning grease, remains of water and dirt. Everything except a lovely day.