27th November 2017 – Again a small puddle of water in the wheelhouse. One of the windows is leaking. Same story, different ship!
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28th October 2017 – The front desk for the Library needed some finishing and a good coat of paint.
While I was aboard, I did some smaller jobs like putting a wooden beam underneath the cover of the lifeboat. So the rainwater will no longer be collected in the cover.
24th October 2017 – Sometimes you need to run the engines to keep everything in a good order. Last time, when we moved Tordino, the batteries of the bow thruster were dead. So I made a plan of charging them every month.
15th October 2017 – I did some sanding and painting of the roof top of the kitchen. Some of the paint got damaged when the radar was taken off and later mounted back…
13th October 2017 – The Library room needs a desk where people can ask for information or request books and documents from our archive. It needs to divide the storage of books and the area where people can read books.
I spent some time building the desk. It isn’t finished, but you get the idea.
30rd August 2017 – Just driving up and down with some more stuff. I think one of the most annoying things during the conversion of a ship is getting stuff aboard.
27th August 2017 – Like I already mentioned earlier, besides working on the ship, I also need to take care of the content for the exhibition. I bought a few old photo albums in Sas van Gent, not far from where I’ve lived on the Watergeus. The seller also had the letters DOUANE from the customs office in Zelzate. They will look good aboard Tordino.
22nd August 2017 – I was surprised to see what I’ve done in four hours of work. Not much. I’m hanging the old tools on wooden panels. It takes much more time then expected. Just hope to be ready on time for the 10th September 2017. Also realized I have to build a work bench to show some of my tools.
26th August 2017 – Finishing and hanging frames
25th August 2017 – Work table and smaller things
23rd August 2017 – Building work bench
21st August 2017 – Just went to Ghent to get some stuff for the museum. While I was there, I took some pictures. In the evening, I ordered some prints of my photos for the exhibition. There is still so much stuff to do!
20th August 2017 – Working till nighttime
19th August 2017 – We moved the ship in the morning. The entrance of the hold should be better positioned now, so people can get easily aboard. Since my neighbour didn’t want to move and the gangway would be on his garden, I moved Tordino. Even if people try to make it hard, I always try to find a solution…
18th August 2017 – The door between the workshop and the Library room is mounted.
Some more details were done around the replica of the den and I mounted some equipment in the wheelhouse.