5th December 2019 – The last of a three day training. Today we went to the MAS in Antwerp. It was amazing to see how big their collection is.
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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…
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.
14th October 2019 – A job that will take several evenings is painting the front engine room. It is now dark red and it is hard to see anything without a good light. Sadly enough there is not much room to stand or to paint…
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.
28th September 2019 – The second day was better. There was more wind but nearly no rain. We had a lot of visitors and were very happy with the result.
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.
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.
19th September 2019 – I had an appointment with the skipper of the Festina Lente. He had two models for me and some paperwork of his ship. It was delivered at the scrapyard.
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.
7th September 2019 – Some small thinks like hovering, removing some dust and moving unused stuff were done this morning. I had a nice visit from some old skippers. They liked it, so they made my day!
6th September 2019 – The top of the roof was painted green. A job started in February, but never got finished. The fuseboxes were connected to the power and now I have proper 220v in every compartment. A major step forward in safety aboard.
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…