Category: MS Tordino - page 3

Another bit of this and that….

3rd September 2018 – The plan was to finish Tordino for Open Monumentendag. The object I got last weekend were mounted. Behind some paintings I put tape to make sure they wouldn’t loose if another idiot of a skipper is running with waves behind his ship.

 

Later that evening I went back to my neighbour who was still in Aalter. We tried some more, but there is still no water coming out of the engine. We decided: no water = no sailing. We will call a diver for tomorrow.

 

Meeting the old skipper of Tordino, going to Vreeswijk and moving Tordino

1st September 2018 – Today was a busy day. I left Bruges in the early morning heading for Holland. The old skipper of Tordino invited me. I had an old box aboard the ship that belonged to his grandfather. It is now back in the family. He gave me plenty of photos and objects of Tordino and his previous ship. Valuable items for my museum. Objects with a (hi)story!

On the way back, I stopped in Vreeswijk at the museum shipyard. There I met another skipper of Tordino.

In the evening, my neighbours tried moving their boat. It was stuck in the mud and had no cooling. With Tordino, we managed to get her of the mooring and put her alongside another neighbour. The rest of the evening was spent working on the engine.

Tordino – Extending the Library

27th August 2018 – Just driving up and down to Ikea to get another storage unit for the Library. With the additional collection of Books I got last week, there was no other option.

For the future, I might remove my workshop and convert it into a book storage unit. This means I have to insulate that area as well. There is always something to do aboard Tordino.

Tordino – Labeling objects

26th August 2018 – Another afternoon of labeling paintings and objects aboard Tordino. I was surprised to see how many new objects were mounted the last couple of weeks. Every time I’m open, I try to hang a few paintings.

 

Tordino – Preparations for Open Monumentendag

25th August 2018 – In two weeks time, there is Open Monumentendag. I have a special exhibition about Belgian shipping. The last preparations were done today. Some frames and paintings can’t be lifted by one person. Earlier this year, one of the paintings came loose, felt down and damaged one of the boat models.

Tordino – Camera for monitoring the entrance

9th August 2018 – I bought a camera and a wireless router. The idea is to monitor the entrance of Tordino while I’m working in the Library. So I can easily follow if people are getting aboard the ship.

I work in the IT world and on the package of both items was mentioned ‘easy setup’. It took me nearly three hours and a lot of watching on Youtube to get everything running!

The camera wil be mounted Saturday morning. Hopefully everything will work!
 
 

Tordino – First opening

14th July 2018 – Starting from today, Museumschip Tordino is open every second and fourth Saturday of the month. I wasn’t totally ready, so I worked in the morning hiding my tools and hovering the ship.

There were around 12 people who came. This was a good result knowing I didn’t make any publicity besides on Facebook to some friends.

Tordino – Getting some books

6th July 2018 – Through Monumentenwacht, I received a big collection of magazines and books for the Library of Museumschip Tordino. I drove to Ghent to pick them up. On the way back I stopped in Ikea to get some boxes to put them in!