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Tordino – Adding a mast

20th May 2023 – Last year I bought a metal pipe to make it into a mast. Sadly it didn’t fit in the support. We are talking about a few millimeters to thick…  I temporary secured it with jubilee clips. With a flag on the stern again, the ship looks more vivid then ever…

Tordino – Removing generations of paint…

19th May 2023 – I have a nice white stripe on starboard side on the hull. It breaks the line, but it also gives a nice touch. Today, I started removing the old tar to create a white stripe as well. I manged to get three meters further… It will be a long time before the white line will appear….

The problem of 2component paint is that you need to use it. So In the end I painted the anchor and the front bollards.

Stern – Moving and small trip

19th May 2023 – I was surprised, the engine started straight away and I made a small trip. The idea was to move her by hand, but since the engine started, I made a trip of a few hundred meters and back.  I really hope to have some time for her next year…

 

Tordino – Oiling and scanning

14th May 2023 – Exactly one year ago I transferred the Watergeus to her new owners. It is still a mixed feeling, but mostly positive. It had been my home for seventeen years. But when I’m working and doing maintenance like today, I’m glad I’ve sold her. 

I gave a second coat of oil on the wheelhouse and a first coat on the inside of the kitchen door.  It was a cold wind so not such a nice job to do, but it had to be done since they are a talking about rain tomorrow.

Yesterday, I received a few boxes with photos and prayer cards. I need to scan them before Friday, so it will be a marathon scan again…