Watergeus – Bathroom, deck

18th October 2009 – In the kitchen a few more details needed painting. The bathroom received it first coat of paint. Since my deck is having a lot of rust, the worst places have been oiled to prevent getting it worse. It is now the second day I’m sleeping in the hold instead of the back accommodation. A big change!

In the afternoon I visited a neighbour. The previous owners of the ship had come over for some explanation of the ship and the engine. Great people with a lot of ship knowledge.

Watergeus – Bathroom & friends

12th October 2009 – Last night I gave a second coat of oil on the floor.

While the last bits were done on the shower, friends from Sluiskil came over to have a chat and a drink. It had been a while and it is always nice to hear other people’s opinion on your work.

Watergeus – Second coat for the kitchen

3rd October 2009 – In the early morning I connected the phone cable so I have Internet in the hold. First drilling a small hole in the hull, then pulling the cable to the office area, 25 meters further.

Later that day I loaded another load of pellets aboard. The rest of the day was spent painting the kitchen and the living room.

Watergeus – Painting and cleaning

29th September 2009 – In the morning and a big part of the afternoon I painted the living room. A first coat of finishing paint on the sides. In the early evening I cleaned the engine room, removing all rubbish left from putting the pipes for the heater. I cleaned the bilges, some rust from the early days was still underneath the engine, I hovered all the plates, etc… She is looking nice and presentable again.

Watergeus – Painting the living room

27th September 2009 – I continued painting the living room, over 150m2, and it needs at least to be painted three times, one coat of primer and two finishing coats of nice paint. It is a hard job. Since the finishing paint is a kind o broken white, it is hard to see the difference with the primer while painting. You need a lot of concentration.