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Tordino – Working on BBS

4th December 2023 – I made some good progress on the BBS tool, mainly developing and adding old postcards to the database.  It finally all comes together, the postcards, the ships, the skippers… Once the project has all the data being inputted it should become a nice work for the next generations!

I’m not updating every day I do something on BBS, since it would become a boring weblog. But keep in mind, I’m working nearly every evening on it!

Tordino – Library and front light

25th November 2023 – I got some time to work in the library, building the entrance and starting with the ceiling. 


I also finished the front light. Somewhere in June I mounted an empty shell of a light. Now I put a LED bulb in the shell as anchor light. 

Tordino – BBS

9th November 2023 – There have been few updates lately. I’m mainly working on our project to make an inventory of the Belgian inland vessels. Nearly every evening I’m working between 2 and 4 hours on this project: developing the app and adding the data. Thankfully it is becoming winter, so I can’t do much on Tordino or the Stern.



Tordino – Heavy storm

2nd November 2023 – There was a heavy storm today. I stayed around Tordino the whole day. I had no major damage, but she will need a good clean once the wind has gone down. I only had some rain coming in through the door and windows of the wheelhouse. 

While I was there, I continued with t&g in the Library

Tordino – Back aboard

28th October 2023 – I loaded some plywood aboard and continued working at the front. The shield is now covered in wood with some insulation.  It took me much longer then expected. I also had to be very creative to get to the ceiling.

Stern – Cleaning

14th October 2023 –  It is getting colder, so I closed the air vents aboard the Stern and did some cleaning. Hopefully I will have more time next year to take her out a few more times then this year.  Maybe I’ll make a trip somewhere next week.  To be continued….