Aquarel – Removing the kitchen floor

17th August 2013 – A heavy job was to remove the kitchen floor. Tiles and cement made it extremely heavy for me. By the end of the day, I filled up my car twice. Not only was I broken, but so was my car. Since she was slightly overloaded, I lost my exhaust….

Aquarel – Shelves

16th August 2013 – Finally I finished building the shelves for the workspace area. Somewhere last week I bought four shelves. They are boring to mount and it takes me an average of 1 hour to build one… They are not as solid as the people in the shop told me. I have to find a way to strengthen them…

Aquarel – Painting the hull

2nd August 2013 – The hull needs a good coat of paint. I tried painting her, but yachts are passing to quickly and at the end of the day my little boat sank because of the waves and the hits to the hull it had to sustain…

Why can’t yacht people be social? I’m angry, very angry!

Aquarel – A little lifeboat

30th July 2013 – I put a little life or work boat aboard. I had been looking for years to fin a little boat that I could carry on the rooftop of my car. A little boat you can carry yourself and that doesn’t sink.

The plan is to work on the hull in the weekend. I want her to look a bit better.

Aquarel – The last remains of the floor…

28th July 2013 – The last remains of the floor in the bedroom were removed. I cleaned the floor. I’m getting there to give it an impression of a cargo hold. I just need to remove that little more and you feel yourself in an old cargo boat!

I’ve started putting new electricity in the hold. The old one was very unsafe and badly damaged during the rip-out work I had done the last two months.

Aquarel – Getting the generator aboard

27th July 2013 – For the first time in weeks it has been raining and badly! Just the moment to unload a generator and use a car crane. There was lightning all around us! My neighbour and me managed to load her aboard in less then fifteen minutes. Isn’t it great to have a working car crane?

My workshop is becoming a mess. Lately, I filled it with tools, useful stuff and less useful stuff. I started cleaning it completely. Time was running out, I’ll do the rest on a later date.

Aquarel – Generator

26th July 2013 – It is nice to have shore power when you are working. In case it falls out, you can’t do much these days. Most tools need power. If batteries are flat you need to charge them, etc…

I’ve just got hold of a 6kva Hatz generator, electric starting. It took four people to load her in my van. I’m by myself tomorrow to unload it…

Aquarel – Breaking down the kitchen

20th July 2013 – Today I spent most of the time breaking out the living room and kitchen. There is so much wood, I will have to drive several times to th skip place. Like last week, behind every panel is another amount of stuff to be found. This time is is steel cable and a pack of new power cables.

In the evening I made a little test drive with my neighbours tug.

Aquarel – Removing the bathroom

6th July 2013 – A long time ago, I read in a book on surviving earthquakes, that a bathroom is often the most secure place to stay. While ripping out the walls of this bathroom, I can confirm this statement! This bathroom was built in massive wood, two frameworks and four layers of paneled wood.