Claudia built three cupboards for the Gina bathroom. Did they fit? Silly question - millimeter perfect.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Aboard 'Gina' the back of the bedroom cupboard is removable to allow access to the 'engine room'. We hope that the clothes in the cupboard will help to muffle the noise that the central heating boiler and waste pump make.
It's not a bad thing to be able to hear the technical stuff on a boat though; I always wait until I've heard the shower drain pump switch on before putting shampoo in my hair.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
With the clock counting down to the day that 'Gina' leaves our wharf and heads back to her berth in the middle of Groningen it is important that we get the things finished that are easier to do here.
Today is glass cloth in the bathroom day. Tomorrow too, probably.
Friday, November 8, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Another fine day up in the air in Leeuwarden so we reckoned there will be enough time to remove the pipe and valve where the old holding tank used to be pumped over board. This is the last reminder of our first bathroom, this and the twenty rivets we had to weld up where water had leaked out into the bilges over the years.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Once again we're up in the air at Welgelegen, Leeuwarden. We've been lucky with the weather so far so today the second coat will go on. This one will be black.
The prop is in Kampen where it is being adjusted to suit the power and torque of our new Deutz. More speed!
Good news too is that the European Certificate for ships over 20 metres is on it's way in provisional form, and that the things we have to do for the definite version are all fairly small and easily done.
Op Hoop van Zegen is nearly ready for the next 100 years.