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Tordino – Cleaning the anchor winch

19th July 2019 – We started cleaning the anchor winch of the Arma by removing the old paint. The winch started leaking and there was no other option but to empty the oil tank. Most of the tank was filled with water, but at the end, I hoovered out around 120 litres of dirty substance.

It was primered in the afternoon.

 

 

Tordino – Oil spill in the canal

16th May 2019 – They called me at lunch time. There was a big oil spill in the canal near Tordino and asked me to check if it came from my ship. I was pretty sure my ship was fine, but decided to go there anyway. I was at the other side of the country, so it took me hours to get there. 

When I arrived, we noticed the oil was coming from anther mooring behind the Keersluis.

 

Tordino – Day 4

21st April 2019 – I’ve started by fixing the wheelhouse roof. It still needs replacing at some time, but now I’ve used aluminium tape instead of cheap duct tape. It should be fine for another year.

We gave the wheelhouse another coat of varnish.  After three coats she is well protected and looking good.

The car crane got it second coat of paint. The mast for the radar received two coats of black paint and I did another part of the deck with primer while my father continued cleaning the anchor winch.

Tordino – Day 3

20th April 2019 – The wheelhouse got it second coat of varnish. The car crane is now painted in the same colours as the rest of my ship.  I gave the deck a second coat.  The mast of the radar is in primer and the hatch for the entrance is finished.

Additions to the collection

Tordino – Day 2

19th April 2019 – A first coat of varnish was put on the wheelhouse. The wheelhouse hadn’t been maintained for the last couple of years. Even after one coat it started looking good!

I painted the deck I cleaned yesterday. For only a few square meters it took me ages to paint it. The surface is waffles pattern.

My father continued cleaning the anchor winch.

Tordino – Preparations

16th April 2019 – Thursday, I’m starting on Tordino, removing the old vanish from the wheelhouse, removing paint on the decks and on the anchor winch.  I loaded my car with tools and paint. They were last used on the yard in November when the Watergeus was dry docked.