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Tordino – Heavy storm

2nd November 2023 – There was a heavy storm today. I stayed around Tordino the whole day. I had no major damage, but she will need a good clean once the wind has gone down. I only had some rain coming in through the door and windows of the wheelhouse. 

While I was there, I continued with t&g in the Library

Tordino – Back aboard

28th October 2023 – I loaded some plywood aboard and continued working at the front. The shield is now covered in wood with some insulation.  It took me much longer then expected. I also had to be very creative to get to the ceiling.

Tordino – Cleaning the decks, mounting a second screen for digitalisating and development of a tool

9th October 2023 – My parents spent a whole day cleaning the deck. They will need a few more days.

In the evening I mounted a second screen so I can see the scanned postcards on one screen and the tool on the other screen. I reused an old television I got from my neighbours.

I also continued developing the tool for the Belgian fleet of inland vessels.

Tordino – Painting green

1st October 2023 – I painted the roof of the back accommodation and the hathces at the front. The green I had ordered is not really what I expected. Likely I will repaint the hatches with a different colour.

Tordino – Insulating a wall

17th September 2023 – I painted the inside of the entrance where it was welded. I added some silicone around the welds in case there would be a small leak. You never know…

The biggest problem  at the moment is space. I can barely turn around in such a small space, never mind work. I insulated one side and mut some plywood in front of it. At least I got ride of some wood and insulation, giving me some more space…

Tordino – Mounting the stairs

16th September 2023 – I broke down a part of the workshop at the front of the ship, reused to wood to raise the floor, built a small stage for the stair and mounted the stair. All written in one sentence, but it took me a whole day….

The good thing is I’m still feeling confident it will work out fine. I hadn’t done a conversion on a ship for a while, but it felt good!

The stairs have been aboard the ship since I own her but I can’t remember where I got them from… They are extremely heavy to move around.

Tordino – Hoovering the front

15th September 2023 – In the late afternoon I hoovered parts of the front. When walking and measuring, I got to much dust around in the museum. I scraped the rust from the corners of the front tabernakels and made them ready for painting.

In the evening I continued scanning books and postcards