3rd October 2021 – It was still raining heavily in the morning, so I couldn’t start working. In the afternoon I had a look and discovered quite a lot of water in the bilges. It is guessing where it is coming from. By the evening, I had hovered it out twice and it stayed dry. Probably the hatch for the batteries wasn’t totally welded and caused the problem. I sealed the joint with silicon and will have a look tomorrow.
2nd October 2021 – While it was still dry, I made an attempt to clean the wheelhouse and finish the walls. I only got so far…
29th September 2021 – Every evening, I make a walk along the canal. There is always something new to see.
29th September 2021 – With the weather being unstable, it is now the priority to have a watertight door.
It was becoming windy today. As long as it stays dry, I’m happy.
28th September 2021 – I had a check-up for the heating system aboard the Watergeus. At least I should now be worry free again for the winter.
28th September 2021 – An early morning picture of the upcoming sun and Tordino…
27th September 2021 – I finished cutting the planks for the floor of the toilet area, also made a box to cover the pipes and i made a small cupboard for some products. Happy with the result!
26th September 2021 – When working in the evening, it is getting dark early. I mounted a work light on the gangway. So I can continue working in the evening.
I also finished cutting the grass around the ship. Looking clean again!
25th September 2021 – I got the old skylight from the engine room of the Stad Rotterdam. It will be restored and then put in the museum!
25th September 2021 – I finally finished the floor in the wheelhouse. The ropes for the flags in the mast have been replaced and I mounted the LED lights around the wheelhouse.
22nd September 2021 – I finished the wooden box for around the music installation of the Stern. It is a car radio and two boxes from my previous van…
21st September 2021 – I had to leave early for my job and found this magnificent view when leaving the boat.
20th September 2021 – I just bought a new blade for my saw. Finally I can cut some wood again! This is the only machine I don’t have a spare one hanging around and I need it daily. After cutting the hatch for the engine room, I went for an evening walk making some plans. Plans weren’t made but it was a beautiful moon!
19th September 2021 – There was a horse in the ditch and the roads along the canal were closed. I had a quick look with the Stern.
19th September 2021 – I made a small trip to Stalhille and back, then made one on the harbour of Ostend and came back. It was a different location this time and nice to see, but not sure if I want to do it regularly.