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Aquarel – Getting the floor for the hold

9th March 2016 – The floor arrived today. I’m using ‘steenschotten’. These are hard wooden planks used in factories to dry the stones. While they were lowered in the hold, I also put in the furniture needed for later, when she will be used as an exhibition ship or museum.

Aquarel – Clean hold

8th March 2016 – Another small update with some pictures. The hold is now clean and ready for the furniture and the floor. friends of mine will come tomorrow to help me with loading and unloading everything.

Aquarel – Flooring

9th February 2016 – I started building the floor of the kitchen. A slow progress. I need to cut every plank so I can use the old hatches for inspection. I just know the kitchen area is the worst and I probably have to redo the plating in this area when I go to the yard. It is still leaking underneath. I have control over the situation and with the hatches, I can keep it like this!

Therefore I used a thicker t&g for the floor. Once I’m back from the yard, I will look for a quality floor.

Aquarel – Painting the kitchen

4th February 2016 – Planning, this is the word at the moment. I’m not able to do much. I ‘ve painted the kitchen together with my mother. She helped me on the positions I couldn’t get to at the moment.

Wheel of an old light vessel. Will be part of the museum aboard Aquarel.

Aquarel – Buying a small kitchen

24th January 2016 – What else can somebody do who can’t lift a toolbox? Just go shopping. I went to Ikea with my friends. I bought my kitchen. They loaded it in a truck and unloaded it aboard.

Sometimes not being able to do something isn’t that bad anyway…

Aquarel – Shelves

18th January 2016 – I ran out of shelves. A friend came with some new shelves and mounted them for me. In one week, I realized, I hadn’t done much, but it also came to mind that I’m keeping a lot of stuff on my ship.

Will I ever need all this equipment and parts?

Aquarel – Sorting out tools

13th January 2016 – Being able to do nothing is very annoying. Last month I build some shelves, so I started sorting out my small tools and parts. I bought some boxes and a label machine. I started putting a label on every box. It is a major job, but it is the only job I can handle at the moment.

Aquarel – Painting the bathroom

3rd December 2015 – Instead of working a few hours ever now and then, I worked a whole day. The bathroom got a second coat of paint. The room was to white and bright for me. It didn’t feel right. Instead of driving to a shop in Bruges, I had a look to see what paint I had left in my workshop. I found some light green, just enough for two coats. One was done today, the other one will be for next weekend.

Painting a few parts green does break the bathroom. It gives a more home feeling. Once the plumbing is done, I’ll put a floor.