Month: July 2013

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.