Month: August 2015

Aquarel – No bad weather damage!

30th August 2015 – After a heavy night of terrible weather, I had no motivation of working. Every excuse was fine to having to go to the boat. In the end I went in the late evening; Everything was fine. I expected a few windows to be broken, but there was no damage at all. While I was there, I finished the wall between the generator room and the hold.

Aquarel – Painting

28th August 2015 – A nice day for painting. My parents came and they painted. The deck was partly painted. The bedroom cabin I remade last year got its first coat of paint. It looks much bigger.

I can’t wait to paint the hold to let it look bigger. The light wood colour is still to dark.

I built the toilet walls and door. It went surprisingly well. Normally it takes some time to get the door right and this time It went so easy. These are the moments you get a boost and want to continue converting your ship.



Aquarel – Building a frame for the toilet

26th August 2015 – I only had half a day to work. I built the stage or floor for the toilet. Complex areas like kitchen, bathroom and toilets are built on a stage. In case there is a welding job at the bottom of the ship I don’t have to rip out the whole room with all the plumbing around it. It is going to be a small room since I like to keep the hold as big as possible.


Aquarel – Mounting a door

25th August 2015 – Between the metal stairs and the hold is a frame for the door. It took me nearly all day to get my door in position and mount it. I’m happy to be able to close the hold from the inside and still have light coming through.


Aquarel – Finishing the hold

24th August 2015 – I’m going to spent a whole week finishing most of the hold. The idea is to finish most of the hold before the winter starts. The majority of the t&g has been done, only corners and more difficult areas have to done.

Today I spent a whole day finishing the side where the electricity wires are. It is a construction that can easily be taken away to have access to the waterline in case I ever have to double the side of the ship.

A trip with the Titine

21st August 2015 – What is more relaxing then sitting on the front deck of a traditional french spits barge while it is cruising on the canals? Sunny weather, no wind and the engine running smoothly…

I decided to make a movie of the skipper and the whole journey. I mounted around ten camera’s on the ship.