Month: December 2011 - page 2

Hornblower – Living room (part II)

5th December 2011 – I started on the other side of the living room. I didn’t get as far as I planned, but following the curve of the ship takes a lot of time.

I wonder how much time the bathroom will take. This area has several corners, and different curves….

It took me five years to convert the Watergeus with the help of my parents and some friends. The original plan was to convert the Hornblower in three years. If continue at this rate, she might be ready by next winter. I’ve now run out of wood and money, so this might stop me for some time…

Hornblower – Water tanks

3rd December 2011 – On Thursday I bought some sheets of steel for the engine room of the Hornblower. On Friday I went to Rotterdam for the water tanks and fittings.

Today I painted the bathroom.

Owning a boat also means driving around to collect some pieces. It is very hard to convert a boat without owning a car.

Hornblower – Water tanks

2nd December 2011 – I found some affordable water tanks in Rotterdam (Rotterdam Plastics). I went to collect them today. They are the right size for the Hornblower. I needed some tanks that are not more then 54cm wide, since the door opening is that size.

Hornblower – Metal sheets

1st December 2011 – On the Internet I found a small advertisement about some sheets of steel for sale. The man had five of them left. I just have enough for the wheelhouse floor and to make some flooring around the engine. They are now on the deck of the Watergeus and will probably stay there till I’ll need them. Every sheet is nearly 100kg!