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Watergeus – New Year’s Eve Party

1st January 2018 – Last night, there was a New Year’s Eve Party aboard the Watergeus. Several friends came. It was the first party in over a year on this ship. I had been so busy the last year, I nearly forgot to party.

When we walked out the ship, water was extremely high. I’ve know it high, but this was exceptional!

Watergeus: Rain coming through

29th November 2017 – Another night of heavy raining. While I went to the engine room, water was running from the ceiling on several spots. I tried putting a few buckets before going to work. I can no longer ignore there is no problem…

catching water in the engine room

Watergeus: Cables

28th November 2017 – I managed to finish most of my cables. Only a few more need to done. I just ordered my two VHF radios and a set of antennas. Once they are delivered, I can finish the panels and hopefully, everything will work.

Mounting cables in the wheelhouse

Watergeus – Mounting cable gutters in the engine room

13th November 2017 – I mounted the first cable gutter in the engine room. The cables need to run tightly and clean, not like it used to be, around everything and everywhere. I don’t want to think yet how many cables that will be running through the engine room, but with all the equipment, there will be a lot!

Two power cables are running from the battery. One of them is spare or in case I need another set of batteries.

Watergeus – Removing the dashboard

29th October 2017  – The dashboard in the wheelhouse was no good anymore. I quickly built a new one in plywood. Finishing it will be for later. It is now important that it holds the meters and that the cables become connected to it.

I have two switch panels and a battery meter. There is a bilge alarm and that is it. The idea is to keep it simple.

Watergeus: Changing the meetbrief

18th October 2017 – When I moved onto my ship several years ago, the meetbrief was still having the old address where I lived before. To get a permission to have radio equipment aboard, I had to change this document. There are two options:

  • driving to Schoten (Antwerp) or
  • changing it in Ostend.

It is one of these administrative hassles you just need to do, but it nearly takes you half a day to do so.