Category: MS Tordino - page 3
26th March 2021 – I have four watertanks in the hold. One needs to go to make space for the stairs of the new entrance. I cut the tank into several pieces to take it out. Then it was time to remove the wood around the ceiling and walls.
In the late afternoon, two friends helped lowering the frame for the stairs. Now it is up to me to get them in position.
25th March 2021 – I mainly cleaned the deck on starboard side, the side that will be visible on her new mooring. I did four meters.
24th March 2021 – I removed the last bit old green paint and started cleaning the decks. A long way to go.
In the afternoon I cut the hole for the entrance.
In the evening I got a nice stair for the entrance. It is extremely heavy. One part is loaded aboard. The other one will be for later.
8th March 2021 – While I was working in the hospital, my parents continued cleaning the anchor winch.
24th February 2021 – I made a temporary door aboard the Stern where most of my tools are. I drove to Beernem and mounted it. Never make something for a ship somewhere else but on the ship where it is ment for! I had to cut it twice, but it nicely fits. Just before I left, I gave it a first coat of oil. How long will this door last? No idea. I’m happy with six months!
23rd February 2021 – I sanded down the cabin on port side and gave it a fresh coat of white paint. The new entrance also got it first coat. It is starting to look a bit more like an integrated entrance. I had some trouble connecting the hose for the drainage of the water. It is now attached to the pipes, but it certainly needs adjusting. The pipe is no standard size so I will have to buy a bigger hose.
21st February 2021 – I started cleaning up the mess that was left last night. Then I started removing the green paint from the top o the kitchen. Something went wrong and the paint started pealing off. While doing so, I also removed most of the paint from the rivited lifeboat. My mother did the rest while my father started cleaning the deck with a high pressure machine.
20th February 2021 – We started early in the morning we were stopped yesterday. With a heavy jack we managed to get the cabin in position, a tricky and dangerous operation where many things could go wrong. Having the right tools is half the job. Not being afraid the other half.
19th February 2021 – We tried mounting the entrance but it did not work, so we try again tomorrow with proper tools. I was a bit frustrate and hoped to be much further. Also the weather was not as promised, or at least not in the morning.
11th February 2021 – I welded a few extra supports to the crane. Since I was welding from a a cable of over 120 meters, I nearly had no power to weld. In the end, it is secure but not the best weld. Once I have proper shore power, I will remake it. I had the same issues with the winch. It is stitched but not properly welded.
In the afternoon, a friend came to help giving the little boat a push so it is now hanging in the crane. My initial idea to push her off the side didn’t work and there no big boats coming that would move Tordino that much the little boat would shift by itself.