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Tordino – Painting and construction work in the hold

30th November 2019 – While my mother painted the bedroom and bathroom, I worked in the hold, making the frame for the ceiling. The middle section of the hold is the only part that is not insulated.

It took me some time to lift a five meter wooden beam three meters high. The second beam is now resting on the wheelhouse roof in the hold. Mounting this one will be for another weekend…

Tordino – Painting the bedroom II

24th November 2019 – The bedroom got it second coat of paint. I pulled a power cable through the engine room into the kitchen accommodation. The hatches were covered with leaves. I had no chance to clean them last month, so I did it now. It took me some time, but if now rains, it will be clean again.

Tordino – Upgrading the back accommodation – Part 1

12th October 2019 – We started with the back accommodation. The cupboards in the bedroom downstairs were falling apart and several shelves were missing. I rebuilt them and gave a good coat of primer at the end of the evening.

Old tape was removed from the good shelves. The stairs were covered by old carpet. The freezer who had not been used for at least three years was also thrown away. New wires were put behind the walls with proper sockets and switches.

Water-rAnt – Day 1

27th September 2019 – We arrived a little early on the event and decided to build the tent ourselves. It worked and we were the first who were fully active.

It became windy and it started raining a t 5 o’clock. We closed our tent and had a look on the event. The ships arrived and I took some pictures and made some movies.

 

Tordino – Cleaning the engine room of the bowthruster

21st September 2019 – One of the dirtiest places aboard Tordino is the front engine room. I cleaned it out at the yard when they had to do some welding. After the issue of leakage at the yard, it was pumped with water to find the leak. Once empty it remained dirty.  I had an old barrel with oil from the bilges aboard, old dirty tools and stuff from previous owners. It all had to go!

Half of the engine floor was still on deck from last year.

Tordino – Unloading some stuff

17th September 2019 – I unloaded the stuff I got from the Festina Lente. At some point I had to call a friend. The chimney was to heavy and it got stuck on a few wooden planks.

While waiting for him to arrived, I greased the lorry for the hatches.

 

Tordino – Open Monumentendag

8th September 2019 – There were 198 visitors on the event Open Monumentendag aboard Tordino. A good result.  The people who came were really interested, asked questions and told their own stories. At the end of the evening, I was exhausted and happy to close the hatches….

Tordino – 4 Vaargetijden alongside

3rd September 2019 – I had two meetings aboard the Tordino concerning heritage and  cooperation on projects. While waiting the cruise vessel 4 Vaargetijden came alongside. They were surprised I didn’t do difficult them mooring alongside.  I explained them I was a museum and not just a houseboat. They understood me…