9th December 2006 – Still adopting to live left handed, I decided to go to my boat anyway.
When I arrived, my neighbour was finishing the door entrance. It is starting to look good! Later that day, my stairs and railings arrived with a friends barge, the Benjamin.
The stairs come from an old sport fishery barge, the Hardy. This boat is now a houseboat in Sluiskil under the name Harte 1 (and my other neighbour). They are perfectly adjustable for my ship. My entrance is around 85cm and the stairs 92cm. They fit perfectly. Since they are so heavy, it is a perfect ballast for my boat.
No matter how much I like wood, I think it’s better to have the critical parts in metal.
At the end of the day, I visited some friends and went back home. It’s always nice to see the progress that can be made in one day.