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Tordino – Getting more space out the hold

17th November 2018 – I went to Ikea to pick up some cupboards for the hold. Latelety I got some nice objects for the museum. The easiest and cheapest way to show them is now to work with open cupboards.

In the afternoon, we worked in the hold, hanging information signs and some more objects, including a restored model of a Dutch liner.

Tordino – Extending the Library

15th November 2018 – One of the next conversions aboard Tordino will the extension of the Library. Behind the Library is a big storage for my tools and spare equipment. I will move it to the Watergeus, so I can start storing my archives on Tordino. It will be a big job, but everytime I’m aboard, I will try to fill my van and bring it to Bruges…

Tordino – Open in the afternoon

14th October 2018 – A bit of relaxing today, I spent most of my time aboard Tordino, who was open to the public. I was working in the Library sorting out magazines and making a plan for extending the exhibition space by adding a few walls.

Tordino – Building a catalog

1st October 2018 – To become a proper museum, objects need to be numbered. This is one of the many criteria I need to work on. I wrote a small application, now I still have to fill up the database with the objects, description, pictures, etc…

This evening, I managed to add 300 objects. I was surprised how many artifacts are visible aboard Museumschip Tordino. It will take some time to have everything written down……

Tordino – Museum open

22nd September 2018 – While my museum was open, I put some more stuff out for the visitors. My parents found some old Sailor equipment in their garage. I must have dropped it there years ago…. It is a nice addition to the collection.

Tordino – Cleaning work shop

16th September 2018 – Call it a mission impossible to clean my workshop aboard Tordino. Next week, there is a garage sale. I have plenty of stuff I will never use (again). I loaded everything in boxes and brought it to my parents.

In the afternoon, I did some smaller jobs aboard the Watergeus.

Tordino – Open Heritage Day (Open Monumentendag)

9th September 2018 – We had Open Heritage Day (Open Monumentendag) aboard Tordino. This is the second time we’ve done it. Last year was a great success. This year, the city decided in the end not to help, so we did it by ourself. With 391 visitors, we can’t complain!

People came from Holland, France and of course Belgium. A mixed group of people. I sincerely wish to thank Haike and my parents for making this day work out!

Tordino – Last preparations

8th September 2018 – I went shopping for small tables in second hand shops. I walked out with one table and two frames from the Belgian Navy.

In the afternoon, I finished hanging objects and cleaned the ship. Everything should be ready now.

Taping pictures on Tordino and working on the engine

4th September 2018 – I’ve started on Tordino, taping the frames. Later in the evening, I drove to Aalter to help with my neighbours. A diver came to check the cooling unit under the water line of the ship. Everything was clean; a bit of a disappointment. Now we have no idea what might cause the engine not to cool down. The only thing left might be a broken pump….

To be continued, somewhere next week.

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.