Thursday, December 26, 2013

Facing out

We've turned Op Hoop van Zegen around today, ready to motor under the bridge tomorrow morning. Though the forecast is for storm and rain it's hard to imagine that now, with the trees reflected in the unruffled water.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

New shop layout

With Peter moving out of the shared part of our shop in the new year we've been reorganising things a bit today.
We want to build a heated unit inside the shop but whether we have time to do this before it turns cold depends on the space between jobs.
With a well-filled order book for the first half of 2014 it may well be next winter before we have warm fingers at the workbench.

Gina vaarwel

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The 'Anna 4', the Kuipers&Onrust tug, gently pushes 'Gina' back home to her mooring in the middle of Groningen.
We've got all the big things done that we wanted to do at our wharf. Now she can be hooked back up to the gas, water and electricity, which will make it easier to get the final paintwork finished and the floor in.
At the beginning of 2014 we'll be back aboard to get finish the last things on the list.
It is hard to remember how she looked six months ago, when her new owners brought her to us and started raking things apart.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Bathroom boxes

Claudia built three cupboards for the Gina bathroom. Did they fit? Silly question - millimeter perfect.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Behind the wardrobe

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.