24th July 2021 – I just moved the hatches to Bruges where I will try to oil them whenever I have time. The problem of converting a ship is storage. Tordino is a big ship, but I have no space left at all on that ship. I tried storing most in my van, but I need my van next week..
Category: SY Baron
22nd July 2021 – I wanted to have done something but was a bit out of energy. Maybe the nice life in Plassendale, maybe just tired.
I removed the wooden clamps and sanded them down. Three of them are fine, one is rotten. Not sure yet what to do with the back hatch as well..
21st July 2021 – I sanded down the remaining two hatches, one floor panel and I started cleaning the engine room hatch. The outside of the last one was easy, the inside was done with a very thick layer of tar. I had to remove it manually with a chisel. I cut some cheap wood to cover the hatches on the ship so no rain can come in.
19th July 2021 – I bought a new sanding machine, couldn’t possible find the other ones… In the evening I started sanding down two hatches and the outside table. One hatch needs some patching and the table will be fine for one, maybe two years. The third hatch was still fine. The metal underneath the hatches needs replating as well… I might work with a system to bolt in on the old deck…
27th June 2021 – I finally started cleaning the ship by removing the sails into my van, followed by rebuilding the bench on starboard side. I had an old tin of black antirust primer. I sprayed it where it was rusting badly. At least, it can’t become any worse at the moment.
The engine ran for half an hour. Started straight away!
26th June 2021 – Yesterday I managed to get the batteries charged. Today I made a quick inventory of the engine room. I noticed the sea tap was open. So I wonder what happened to the anti freeze the owner put in… He always reminded us the tap was closed and we were not allowed to start the engine.
Bilges are drying out and the pump didn’t run anymore. Or it is broken or the keel is dry…
12th May 2021 – Paperwork is still not done but we had to move the ship so we did it with the vlet Djoey.
13th March 2021 – I picked up the boom and the paperwork of the Baron. The first time I’m feeling sure I might have the ship!