Category: MS Watergeus

Watergeus – Bedroom

12th April 2019 – Somewhere last December I started building an extra bedroom in the Watergeus. A project I have discontinued for several reasons. Now It was time to continue. Earlier this week I finished one wall and now I’ve done most of the woodwork.

 

Watergeus – New toy

29th March 2019 – Most of the neighbours have a small boat for moving around in summertime. I used to have so many of those, but always gave them away or used them for painting my boat. There was an old Pioner 235 boat left on the Arma. Green by mold and dirt, but in a good condition. With three people we put it on the Watergeus, ready for cleaning and using this summer!

Watergeus – Cutting fuel tank

1st December 2018 – A job I really don’t want to do was cutting the old fuel tank into pieces. I used a jig saw to make sure there were little to no sparks that could create a fire. After three hours, the fuel tank was reduced to some sheets. The new bedroom space looks bigger now. There is a lot that has to be done before it becomes a real room. Removing rust, cleaning, painting, insulation, etc… A few months work.

Watergeus – Cleaning an old storage space

24th November 2018 – Aboard the Watergeus, there was an old storage space. I didn’t use it anymore and most of the stuff that was stored there hadn’t been touched for the last ten years.  It was time to sort it out. I want to make a spare bedroom in this room.

I removed a big workbench and a few cupboards. The fuel tank will be for next week.

Watergeus – Back in Bruges

8th November 2018 – We left at 7 o’clock in the morning in Zelzate and arrived at 3 o’clock in the afternoon in Bruges. There was a small delay at the lock in Evergem and we had to sail behind a loaded barge in Bruges. The journey went fluently. I had my fingers between the ropes at the lock. Since one of them was already broken, there was no chance I could do anymore ropes. So the mother of the skipper got aboard in Bruges and helped me out. 

Watergeus – Back in the water

6th November 2018 – As usual, when they take me out of the water and when thy put me back in, I always feel nervous. Today was no difference.
They started pretty early and I tried watching the whole operation until I had to go aboard the ship. There was still another ship behind me in the water. The owner did a bit difficult about moving, so they had to tow him somewhere else.

The engine didn’t start at once, but after a second attempt, she did. Going down in the water was new to me on a slipway. Normally I always go to a yard where they pull you out on the length of the ship. Going into the water was done in a few seconds. It felt slightly like your ship was breaking. Smoke came from the rails. Once I was in the water, we moored her alongside a 110 meter ship. The owner gave me power and we had a coffee.

I tried catching some sleep. I woke up and heard an engine running. I had no power. The ship alongside me moved forward. It is so nice to sleep on a yard!