28th July 2019 – I started working in the corridor of the bedroom in the Watergeus. After the fire incident in 2015, I had rebuild the walls but, I never finished the woodwork around the portholes. There are still seven portholes that needs finishing. I managed to do two of them.
Month: July 2019
24th July 2019 – I couldn’t sleep. Doing nothing is not really my style. With another project on track, I had to do something.
24th July 2019 – I went to see a yacht during lunchtime. It was in a shed in the harbour of Ostend. Besides the fact it was already warm outside, it wasn’t much better inside. The advertisement mentioned finished for 75%. It didn’t look that way at all. After 20 minutes I had seen enough. A nice hull, no guarantees on the engines and a lot of work on deck!
In the evening I made a phone call with my offer and she was tempted to accept it straight away. I suggested her to wait a few days. She called me back a few hours later.
These are the pictures on the add. In real, it is much worse!
24th July 2019 – I already knew when reading the weather forecast, it would become an issue. High temperatures and living on a boat. So yes, I didn’t sleep at all. There is always the option to sleep outside, but there to many mosquitoes.
20th July 2019 – The anchor winch was painted. Some paintings were mounted and books sorted out in the Library.
19th July 2019 – We started cleaning the anchor winch of the Arma by removing the old paint. The winch started leaking and there was no other option but to empty the oil tank. Most of the tank was filled with water, but at the end, I hoovered out around 120 litres of dirty substance.
It was primered in the afternoon.
15th July 2019 – My mother painted the bedroom, everything got a second coat now. It is looking good. Another item finished on the Watergeus.
13rd July 2019 – We had our annual Kolenkaai Feesten. It was a good edition, better then last year!
12th July 2019 – I got the anchor winch back from the Hornblower. I bought it in 2011, but it never really got in use. Now it is time to restore it to her original condition and put her in the museum.
12th July 2019 – My neighbour is back from the yard. That means that everybody is back for the Kolenkaaifeesten tomorrow.
7th July 2019 – While I was open to the public, I ran the engine for over one hour, including the steering system. It had been a while and no issues came up!
5th July 2019 – A few jobs were done today. I removed rust from the gangway and my mother painted the freshly finished bedroom.
4th July 2019 – After more than seven months, I managed to finish the bedroom. Quite an achievement since it is probably the smallest room aboard….