17th April 2013 – Probably the last day of nice weather. I oiled the little mast and the doors of the ship. Most of the outside is now protected. I can start to concentrate on the inside again. It is surprising that after one winter the wood was looking so neglected. I oiled it with two coats last September….
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16th April 2013 – It is becoming hard to move around in the Hornblower. I removed some of my tools and filled up the wheelhouse of the Watergeus. I can now walk around and paint the remaining ceiling and sides.
15th April 2013 – Some more metal on the outside had to be painted. I’ve painted the railing and the remaining items after cleaning them. The whole ship starts to look good.
It is nice to have nice weather. It is was late, but still a clear sky. I’ve started putting the inside of the wheelhouse in primer.
14th April 2013 – Most of the wheelhouse is finished. I did some details on the woodwork. Those details took most of the day.
13th April 2013 – I made a table for the wheelhouse. At least you can now sit down, have a drink or a meal! I’m nearing the end of the jobs for the wheelhouse. Starts to look great.
31st March 2013 – In the morning I finished removing most of the rust and flaky paint. I started painting a coat of primer in the afternoon, but had to stop. Little snow was falling, so I gave up!
30th March 2013 – The outside of the accommodation wasn’t painted for two years. I have been welding and cutting, mounting new windows, etc… Most of the paintwork was in a bad condition. Time to remove it and give it a good coat of new paint.
By the end of the evening, most of the paint was gone. To do something else to finish the day, I made a box around the pump and boiler, and I mounted two gauges for the engine.
11th March 2013 – Time to start working again. It is snowing and cold. First of all I drained all the water from the pipes in the bathroom. They are not leaking and I like to keep it that way!
2nd March 2013 – The first steps of plumbing have been done. This involves in buying a lot of fittings! Once I’ve got them, they were mounted. At the end of the evening, it was a bit disappointing there were so many leaks. Only a few were solved. To be continued.
1st March 2013 – I taught the bedroom was a difficult area, but the bathroom is even worse. So many corners, shapes, profiles and angles. It consumes a lot of wood and time to get it right.
28th February 2013 – There were not many updates. I’ve been working to finish the bathroom as fast as I could. Tomorrow I start the plumbing with some help. If this works, it is time to finish this room as well.
22nd February 2013 – While my mother vanished the wooden details and frames of the windows in the bedroom, I worked in the bathroom. Once the shower cabin is finished, I can start painting the whole bathroom and put the floor down.
19th February 2013 – The watertanks are in the bathroom and visible. This is practical but doesn’t look right. It even gives you the feeling of an engine room with the water pump and boiler next to it. I made a box around the tanks. The bathroom now looks bigger as well…
11th February 2013 – Earlier this month, there was a fire on a houseboat in the Netherlands. The cause was overheating of a wooden wall behind a wood stove. I have always been carefully where I put a heating element (diesel, electric or wood burning).
I have a descent diesel heather in the living room of the Hornblower. Diesel can leak, so I made a construction underneath the heather. It is with stones and sand.
11th February 2013 – It has been busy the last couple of weeks. I had a lot to do. Therefore only small jobs have been carried out on the Hornblower. I mounted the kitchen and did some smaller wood works…