A nice evening

15th June 2020 – Believing you are free, having a drink with the neighbours, people from other boats joining, watching the sun go down and forgetting how much work you still have on your own ship: this is what I call a nice evening…

Stern – Leaks and wood

15th June 2020 – I forgot to close the skylight, so it rained a lot… I found three leaks in the welding I did, two at the front and one in the corner of a window. I cleaned the problems, but welding is for Friday. I was tired, but did a small job, giving me a good feeling. I bolted three pieces of wood, the beginning of the frame for the ceiling to the ribs. 

Stern – Cleaning and painting

14th June 2020 – I gave a second coat of paint on the front of the cabin. You can still see where I welded. Not happy about the result. For the rest of the day, I did some cleaning and removed the last old stuff from the bow area. Before leaving, I quickly build a mast for the back. A small detail, but at least something done…

Stern – Front windows

11th June 2020 – I was in doubt if I would keep the windows, but make new ones, or just close the gaps and maybe at the most put some portholes in. After cutting out the old window, I had a look and the window accentuated the shape of the roof to much. I closed one windows, but it will take me another day to finish the welding properly.

Tordino – A quick check

10th June 2020 – AIS was down for 24 hours, so I had a look and while I was there, I started cleaning the kitchen and living accommodation. All my stuff from the Stern were still unsorted under and on the table.


Tordino – Covering the vlet

8th June 2020 – I put a cover over the Stern on the roof of the cabin. There was some water in it, but I want to keep the situation clean. I’m also afraid of the weight it might cause when the vlet is filled up with water.

Stern – Welding small bits and pieces

6th June 2020 – Waking up a little late, I decided to finish the deck plate and while I was welding, a few more items were done like supports for the gangway, a basic frame for the cover of the skylight.

The deck on portside was cleaned and painted in black. It starts to look good!

I secured the windows and cover a little more since wind is coming hard.

Stern – Early morning job

4th June 2020 – It was becoming to late yesterday to put a layer of Silicon around the windows. I got up early in the morning before the rain would start and sealed the sides of the windows. Let’s hope it is dry  when it starts raining.

Stern – Welding

3rd June 2020 – With better power to weld, I continued welding the windows inside and outside. In the afternoon I went to Tordino to get another lifeboat and in the evening, after  a visit from a good friend, I continued. Sadly enough it was already late and they are predicting bad weather tomorrow. So I had to continue cutting plywood to cover the windows. Happy with the result, but it is the second day of hard working and I feel it!

Tordino – A new lifeboat

3rd June 2020 – Aboard the Tordino is a plastic lifeboat. A common Janneau model I don’t like. It was already painted brown to look older, but today I had the chance of getting a riveted lifeboat with inboard engine and spare engine. The Antares came alongside and with a small davit, we managed to swap boats and had a coffee as well!