Category: MS Tordino - page 7

Tordino – Building the new stair

12th April 2021 – I started building the new stair. Each leg is around 100kgs and it took me three hours to position the first one and 2 hours for the second one.  I couldn’t use  a grainder for the damage of the sparks. I started using a saw. By the end of the evening, I was happy with the result but exhausted.

Tordino – Breaking down a wall to build the new entrance

11th April 2021 – I started by running the bowthruster and generator. Then I sorted out the rope work so every rope is on a single bollard. Being moored for two years, having had a lot of loaded barges alongside, I often added a few ropes or just redid them.

It was to windy to work outside, so I cut the wall between the old and new entrance. I tried moving the supports for the stairs, but they are to heavy for me to lift.

Tordino – Mooring posts (3)

7th April 2021 – In the morning I went to pick up steenschotten for the gangway. I used the same panels as floor for Aquarel years ago. They are solid and can be used outside.

In the afternoon I welded bits and pieces to the metal pipes for the mooring posts. At least, the pipe will now stick in the concrete.



Tordino – Mooring posts (2)

6th April 2021 – After making several phone calls to get some heavy pipes and some more stuff for the mooring, I went to Oudenburg to enlarge the holes and to make an extra one.  Should now be enough to secure Tordino properly.

I also started cleaning the concrete. I want is as clean as my neighbour.

Tordino – Cleaning deck and painting the lifeboat

28th March 2021 – It was a very windy day. I started by cutting through the ribs of the bottom of the new entrance. Now it is a big hole and stuff can be lowered down. It was slightly tricky since I didn’t one the plate to fall down.  It worked out fine with some clamps and some wood.

I removed some paint from the decks, another two meters are gone.

My mother painted the lifeboat while I had it attached to the car. It was the only safe way to do so.