Tordino – Scanning and tourism in Plassendale

8th July 2021 – I’m not really working on any of my ships at the moment. The few nice moments, I’m having a drink in Plassendale or making plans for stimulating the tourism here.  They days it is raining, I’m scanning my books and magazines in the museum.

So there will be less updates at the moment…

Tordino – Strange weather for a summer

6th July 2021 – When I left for work this morning driving along the Canal, I noticed the sun was shining brightly on the water. This afternoon it changed and it became extremely windy. When now sitting in the hold of Tordino, I hear and feel the wind. It is a bit a scary feeling! The ship is rolling because of the wind, something I never had before with any of my ships. Since Tordino is now 5 meters away from the land side, wind can easily play around….

My battery charger broke, an expensive one that I had just replaced the beginning of December 2020… I hope Victron will replace it. They give 5 years of warranty… A small charger is now running but I know it is not enough for everything.

Baron – Cleaning

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!

Baron – Engine

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…