7th September 2021 – I made a trip with the other neighbours, followed by a bbq.
Month: September 2021 - page 3
6th September 2021 – I made another trip with the Stern, this time with my father. It was a small journey, but at least I know he was happy. Probably thinking: money well spent on this one 😉
My neighbour took some nice pictures.
5th September 2021 – After having a good breakfast on the Watergeus, I drove back to Oudenburg to set out with the Stern. I made a first trip by myself and then two more journeys with friends and neighbours. A day well spent aboard the Stern. Driving a ship, that’s why she made for!
4th September 2021 – The models are now nicely visible behind glass. So no dust nor damage can be done to the models.
4th September 2021 – I quickly painted the deck where there was some rust or no paint left at all. It looks acceptable. A grey deck will even look better, but that’s for tomorrow.
3rd September 2021 – This evening I picked up a Wildflower sailing boat. It is basically a dinghy that can be used as a motorboat, sailing ship or just for rowing. American design, but this one is produced in Germany in 1972. So next year, it will be 50 years old! The boat is just under 4 meters of length and 1.7m wide. I also got a metal frame to store it on. The only thing I need to find now is storage space.
The weight of the boat is supposed to be 45kg, but I had a feeling it is more. There is water in the air compartments. The ship comes with all the original equipment, even te bags for the sails are original with the brand.
Some more specifications:
- Sails: 30m2
- Type: sloop
3rd September 2021 – The glass was mounted and the models are now visible to the public. The plan to build the wall was for October but since I had the models and moving them was to fragile, it was build in two days. I’m happy with the result.
I still have a nice wooden mast on top of my van. I made a metal support and will bolt this next to my ship for Open Monumentendag.
3rd September 2021 – I took a day off. The plan was to paint the Stern. It was also planned to work in the museum, etc… Anyway Nothing of what was planned came through.
The floor I made last night for the bathroom is suiting fine. I mounted the toilet, just to have an idea of the room and the right height. Ballast was put underneath the floor to stabilize the ship. It is getting there…
The deck was cleaned so I can paint it tomorrow.
1st September 2021 – I had to cut a little piece of the frame so the glass could fit. Now that the woodwork is done, my mother could start painting the whole area. Late in the evening, I already mounted a few models.
1st September 2021 – I mounted the boxes. They were accurately measured but didn’t the way I wanted them to fit. Anyway, it all worked out just fine and I could start building the first part of the floor.