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Tordino – Electricity

2nd September 2019 – On Friday, we will install new fuse boxes on Tordino. The old electricity is working, but unreliable. The back accommodation nearly has no 220v power, or it runs from inverters. I pulled a cable from the bow thruster area to the back accommodation.

In the evening I continued with the computers aboard. I’m getting short in time, so I just mounted them as quick as possible.

Tordino – Some stress

1st September 2019 – IT is my business, but my attitude of “I’ll make it” is not really working. I still  have a lot to do for Open Monumentendag and my whole week is fully packed.

Besides working with the computers and preparing the videos, I also had other items to finish. Plenty of new objects were placed aboard. They hadn’t been labelled, so this was also done today.

The flags in the mast lasted a supper, time to replace them and to mount the Open Monumentendag flag as well!

Tordino – Picking up a model, books and a decoration of a rudder

31st August 2019 – I drove to Leidendorp to have a good chat with an old skipper. He was selling a model of a ship similar to Tordino and promised me to make another one next year.

In the afternoon I drove to Sluiskil were some friends had their ship. It was a nice afternoon. They had collected some stuff for me in the last couple of years. It was time to meet them again.

On the way home I stopped at some old friends, but nobody was home.

Tordino – Open Monumentendag coming closer

28th August 2019 – Open Monumentendag is coming closer. The Library is still filled up with books and computers for the event. Most of it is now sorted out.

I made some more space at the front of the ship, where a part of the archives are stored. Two weeks ago I bought some archive cupboards for and temporary put them in the back accommodation. I will move them over the weekend.

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.