Tordino – Scanning

31st October 2022 – Slowly getting stronger again, I made some time for scanning photos and documents.  At the moment I’m scanning over 300 photos from the  spits barge Sebastien, now moored in Mechelen as a houseboat.

Scrapyard visit

11th October 2022 – I managed to visit the scrapyard in Antwerp through the help of a friend. I ended up with some paperwork and a nice ‘spoelbak’, a metal box to do the dishes outside.

(c) F. Janssens
(c) F. Janssens
(c) F. Janssens

Afterward, we went to his place where he gave me many documents and a nice model of an otter for the museum.

Stern – Engine running

30th September 2022 – I’m planning on using the Stern for a project at the end of the month. I started the engine, but with a nearly flat battery it took some charging time to start. In the end it started an ran nicely.  What do I love Lister engines!

I was never happy with the floor I had made in the wheelhouse and the result today was obvious. I ended in the living room, head first… Another item on my todo list for the next couple of months.