Month: July 2021

Baron – Wooden hatches to Bruges

24th July 2021 – I just moved the hatches to Bruges where I will try to oil them whenever I have time.  The problem of converting a ship is storage. Tordino is a big ship, but I have no space left at all on that ship. I tried storing most in my van, but I need my van next week..

Baron – Sanding down the clamps

22nd July 2021 – I wanted to have done something but was a bit out of energy. Maybe the nice life in Plassendale, maybe just tired.

I removed the wooden clamps and sanded them down. Three of them are fine, one is rotten. Not sure yet what to do with the back hatch as well..


Baron – Sanding down the hatches and table – Part 1

19th July 2021 – I bought a new sanding machine, couldn’t possible find the other ones… In the evening I started sanding down two hatches and the outside table. One hatch needs some patching and the table will be fine for one, maybe two years.  The third hatch was still fine.  The metal underneath the hatches needs replating as well… I might work with a system to bolt in on the old deck…

Stern – Numbers and name

14th July 2021 – It is already halfway summer and the weather hasn’t given me any moment to paint. I wanted to wait to put the name and numbers on the Stern until it was fully painted.  I don’t want to get a fine when I’m moving the ship next time, so I put some temporary labels on it. At least, if there is a check on the ship, they can now trace it…