Watergeus – Bathroom roof

12th May 2019 – One of the bigger issues is water that stays on the roof of the bathroom. The metal shows severe pitting. I cleaned it today by removing the paint and rust. I put a high quality paint on op top of it to give it some protection. I also made some cuttings for the water to drain from the roof. 

Maritime expo in Gorinchem

9th May 2019 – We went to the annual expo in Gorinchem, a nice event where you learn all the new evolutions in shipping and equipment. It is also the ideal place for networking. Outside the building, a group of ship model owners were giving an explanation on their hobby and their models. There was a very nice model looking like Tordino…

Aquarel – At the yard

1st May 2019 – I went to Lauwersoog in the Netherlands for a special reason. The Aquarel was at the yard by her new owners. She is being fully restored and repainted. A job I’ve never done. The owners managed last year to get the engine running. Now it was time to get a new survey.

I have a lot of respect for the current owners and what they have realised in such a short period.

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.

Tordino – Day 3

20th April 2019 – The wheelhouse got it second coat of varnish. The car crane is now painted in the same colours as the rest of my ship.  I gave the deck a second coat.  The mast of the radar is in primer and the hatch for the entrance is finished.

Additions to the collection

Tordino – Day 2

19th April 2019 – A first coat of varnish was put on the wheelhouse. The wheelhouse hadn’t been maintained for the last couple of years. Even after one coat it started looking good!

I painted the deck I cleaned yesterday. For only a few square meters it took me ages to paint it. The surface is waffles pattern.

My father continued cleaning the anchor winch.

Tordino – Preparations

16th April 2019 – Thursday, I’m starting on Tordino, removing the old vanish from the wheelhouse, removing paint on the decks and on the anchor winch.  I loaded my car with tools and paint. They were last used on the yard in November when the Watergeus was dry docked.

Tordino – Preparing for the next exhibition

14th April 2019 – I wasn’t feeling right, but decided to build something. I had two cupboards that I needed to build. They will replace the metal  supports. It looks more professional and I can add more content.  It is the plan to finish this part of the hold at the end of the year when my budget will allow it.

 

Tordino – Making the entrance rain proof

13th April 2019 – One of the main issues on my museum is the entrance. If it rains, I need to close the hatches.  I want a sliding hatch on the entrance. With stuff I had and some metal I bought, I just started building something.  It seems to work, but I need some more metal. To be continued….