23rd January 2018 – Last weekend, it started raining while unloading the van. I put the wood on the platform and covered it with the hatches. This evening, I lowered it in the hold, so I can continue with finishing the walls.
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21st January 2018 – Every muscle in my body was hurting. Working was no option today. I drove around in Holland to pick up several museum objects like namesigns, paintings and books. First time doing long distances with my new van! Was a great journey.
20th January 2018 – In the early morning, I mounted OSB on top of the frame from the old accommodation. I can now walk on it to finish the walls above and to build the ceiling of the hold.
In the afternoon, I lifted and mounted an 80kg wooden beam for the support of the ceiling. I had to move it up to a height of 3m30. Wit a wooden construction, a few screws and a rope, I managed to get one side right. The other side needs to be another 20cm higher, but I had no strength left, neither was my temporary construction strong enough to hold any more pressure. Will be continued…
19th January 2018 – Wood had to be delivered today. The company couldn’t tell me exactly when they would come, so I started working in the hold. It was a lovely dry day. Hatches were open and it felt like working outside on a sunny day. fresh air, not to cold!
The door in the corridor to the second part of the hold was mounted. It is the same style of door as the main entrance. Last year I bought three similar old cabin doors. They have nice brass fittings.
Wood was delivered in the afternoon. I cut the wooden beams on the right size and mounted them above the old accommodation. I took beams of 14cm heigh to make sure it could support itself. I now have a frame for the ceiling of the old cabin!
16th January 2018 – I’ve just spent an evening working on Tordino. The walls are now finished on the outside of the old cabin. It now looks like a square box. I was surprised to see how much plywood went into making these walls.
14th January 2018 – Eighteen square meters done with t&g. I’ll have to do at least that amount again somewhere next week. It is a job without thinking. Just unpack it and shoot a few nails through each wooden plank against the wall. So repetitive….
The more I’m finishing the hold, the better the room starts looking. I can’t wait to hang the paintings, furniture and objects.
13th January 2018 – I started unloading the van, then drilling holes for the remaining day. I ran out of bolts, so I couldn’t continue with the frame. Annoying, but there was plenty of other work to do. I don’t think I will make my deadline, the end of March.
9th January 2018 – My father is coming this weekend to do some insulation jobs. Therefore, I need to finish the wooden frame around the den. In the end, I only built seven wooden ribs. It was slightly getting to cold to continue.
Earlier this year, I got three similar doors, probably from cabins aboard a bigger seagoing vessel. They were used in a houseboat and when it got scrapped, I put them in my garage. One door was already used to enter the hold in Tordino. Now I will use the two other doors as well.
Since I have a van again, I put them in the back and will drop them of tomorrow evening.
30th December 2017 – Another day of working in the hold of Tordino. While my father was insulating the sides of the ship, I was working on the other end building walls around the old accommodation. Many of the original wooden panels are not that strong any more. The frame around them should make it strong again.
I had to stop working since I ran out of plywood and wooden beams. It is amazing how much stuff you need to convert a hold. Every time I am surprised.
29th December 2017 – In the morning I finished some t&g one one side. I made a mistake yesterday evening and I had to solve it before I could do something else. It bothered me to much.
In the afternoon, I unloaded my van. It was the only dry period that day. I finished with building some more frames for the insulation in the sides.
22nd December 2017 – I made my decision. I will move the old hatches to another location. I’m loosing some space, but at least I can now build the back cabin as I want. I want to keep it completely. This is the only way how visitors will have the feel of living in the late ’20. It will be used as a cinema room. There will be a corridor to walk to the second part of the hold.
I got some portholes from a skipper. I will use them to decorate that corridor!
19th December 2017 – I started building the cabin for real. Not just putting the panels in the right order, but mounting them to a complete room. halfway, I realized I will have to move some parts in the hold or find another solution. the cabin is 4m60 x 3m80. Nearly a square box, which is way to big to fit in the hold properly.
I’m thinking what to do. Only build half a cabin, move the old hatches and den, …..
17th December 2017 – Unloading stuff is one of the most annoying jobs on that ship. I need to walk over another one, walk down the stairs and put it in the hold. I bought some wooden planks and t&g in promotion. Now I had to put it in the hold.
16th December 2017 – Early in the morning, I started with the wooden frame, so my father could insulate in the afternoon. By the end of the day, half one side of the hold was finished.