23th February 2007 – I had prepared everything for the trip (see article), but forgot about putting weight in the back, so the propeller would be under the water, not halve above. If the propeller is above water, you can’t sail backwards! Therefore I filled the new waste water tank with canal water.
The deck was painted on the side visible in Bruges. This will make her look nicer for when we arrive somewhere next week.
The holes for the portholes of the bedrooms and corridor were drilled, those of the kitchen and bathroom re drilled.
Some more plating of the watertight compartment were welded.
In the late evening the preparations for the trip were discussed, while drinking some coffee and beer.