Month: April 2018

Tordino – Painting and t&g

24th April 2018 – While my parents painted the big wall in the hold, I continued with t&g. Since I didn’t had any time to go to the shop, I ran out of t&g…


It had to be red for the surveyor

Later that evening, I built my first frame for the show boxes.

Tordino – Corridor

23rd April 2018 – Started working in the corridor to the hold. This is one of the remaining places where I have a lot of wood work to do.

One of the remaining issues of the survey was to insulate the chimney of the heater.

Tordino – Finishing the big wall

21st April 2018 – A perfect day for working. 26°C outside, at least 40°C inside. My father was sanding down the blue paint outside while I finished the big wall of the museum entrance. My mother vanished the old accommodation in the hold and started painting in the afternoon.


Tordino – Letters

15th April 2018 – A friend came to help me to put the new stickers on the wheelhouse with the name and registration number. This was one of the requirements for the survey.

In the late afternoon, I continued with t&g. An never ending story….

Tordino – Cleaning the hold

14th April 2018 – Today was a cleaning up day. I cleaned most of the wood I no longer needed. I finished small bits and pieces, while my mother started putting primer on the support for the ceiling.

The last wall was insulated. I’m getting there…

Watergeus – Cleaning

7th April 2018 – After being away for one month, Watergeus needed some attention. I cleaned the remaining hatches with a high pressure cleaner. The other half was done somewhere last year. Gangways were cleaned and watertanks refilled.

In the late afternoon, I went with two neighbours on our small boat for a trip along the other boats and small canals. The start of the season!


Visiting neighbours at the yard

5th April 2018 – I quickly drove to the yard in Zelzate. A neighbour is on the slipway with her boat. She had a survey done and was surprisingly positive about the result! There were a few minor issues. I wanted to help, but couldn’t find the energy. Just back from the yard myself and going back with my second ship in September means enough yard work for me!