Category: MS Stern - page 2

Bruges – High water

29th January 2021 – I have never seen the water so high as today. I was glad to be at home so I could keep an eye on both my ships. The Stern nearly ended up on the wooden beam on the side of the canal. Watergeus is much deeper in the water. Since water was raising quickly, there was the chance  that Watergeus could lift up its gangway or gets stuck underneath it. None of this happened! 

Stern – Removing the old toilet

19th January 2021 – What had to be an easy job turns out in a small nightmare. I had to buy a hull skin fitting, then I had to buy the right drill and in the end the hole was made. When I removed the old toilet, which was totally dry, I wanted to seal the old hoses. I sprayed foam into them. It came out straight away including a lot of water. So there is still water in the old pipes. I hoovered out as much as I could, and I will go shopping again tomorrow to find the right fitting to seal them… A wasted afternoon and now a worrying evening!

Stern – Port side

9th December 2020 – In the morning I went shopping for Tordino, in the afternoon I worked on the port side of the Stern, making the join between the top and bottom bit. Having other things on my mind, concentration was an issue.  At the end of the evening, I managed to have something done. It is far from finished, but I know where I will end.

Stern – Darkening t&g

25th November 2020 – I finished t &g on portside and did an experiment with dark oil on starboard side. I want to mirror the colour of the cupboards on portside with the wall on starboard. Later in the evening, a friend came and we had a drink aboard with the electric heating running.



Stern – Painting green

23rd November 2020 – Early in the morning, I cleaned the living room. the oil on the windows was still wet so I couldn’t start cutting the wood. After lunch time I covered the windows with plastic foil, painted the wooden frame on portside. Inside, I finished the skylight and did some more t&g.