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Tordino – Preparing for the next exhibition

14th April 2019 – I wasn’t feeling right, but decided to build something. I had two cupboards that I needed to build. They will replace the metal  supports. It looks more professional and I can add more content.  It is the plan to finish this part of the hold at the end of the year when my budget will allow it.


Tordino – Making the entrance rain proof

13th April 2019 – One of the main issues on my museum is the entrance. If it rains, I need to close the hatches.  I want a sliding hatch on the entrance. With stuff I had and some metal I bought, I just started building something.  It seems to work, but I need some more metal. To be continued….

Tordino – New batteries & certificate of Varend Erfgoed

29th March 2019 – My neighbour James helped me installing the new batteries for Tordino. The engine started straight away! It hadn’t run since last September when we whelped moving the Tatro to the yard.

When I arrived home, I found the certificate of ‘Varend Erfgoed’ in my letterbox. Tordino is now official recognized as heritage!

Tordino – Cleanup

17th March 2019 – I did a small clean-up outside.  Leaves, branches from trees and some rubbish, all of it was blown on deck. I raised the mast again and did some cleaning in the back accommodation. 

Later in the afternoon, I continued moving my tools to the back of the ship. At least, the storage unit is becoming empty and ready to be converted in an archive room.

Tordino – Archive Centre

15th March 2019 – While it is still to windy to do anything outside, I continued sorting out books and documents on the Watergeus to move to the Archive and Documentation Centre of Museumschip Tordino. I found some old documents in a box. They came from the British trawler Ross Leopard. I spent most of the evening reading the books….

Tordino – Painting

26th February 2019 – The initial plan today was to move the Arma back on her mooring. The yard wasn’t finished so I continued with the roofs of the cabins.

In between painting, I washed the whole ship. I was surprised to see how dirty the ship was after a short winter…

Tordino – Statieplank

16th February 2019 – Besides being open for an extra day, I mounted the new statieplank on top of the car crane, like it used to be the last thirty years. In the Library, we moved some furniture and in the museum, new objects were added.


Tordino – Winter (4)

24th January 2019 – I tried getting to the ship in the morning, but it was to dangerous. In the afternoon, the weather was good and I went aboard to check the engine rooms and the cabin. Temperature was fine and the heathers were still running.

Tordino – Winter (3)

23rd January 2019 – I had a look at Tordino in the morning. I got stuck with my car, a few hundred meters before getting to the ship. A local farmer helped me out. Power was still on, so I hope everything is fine.

Tordino – Winter (2)

22nd January 2019 – This morning I drove to Tordino to check the ship. It was fine. There was a commercial barge alongside. On the way to work, it started snowing.

When I got back in the evening, most snow was gone, so I had no pictures taken of my ships in the snow.

Tordino – Winter (1)

21st January 2019 – The electric heather in the bowhtruster area didn’t go on. When I arrived that morning, I put it higher. In the evening, it was still running. The hold has some condensation. I wished I had some better shore power to run a few more electric heathers.

The most important vitrines were covered to protect them.