Not only did the van have to be able to sleep the three of us, we have to be able to collect building material with it too. Having taken the first oak planks, 3 and 4 metres long, to Beilen last week and now collected 9 and 18mm beech ply for the same project, it has passed the materials test with flying colours.
The post brought us this book as a reminder of last year's large project aboard Gina. Not every project is big enough to warrant a book, but it's nice when clients take the time to collect all of the photo's together. It is fun to look back on a project in this way too. This one started in shorts and finished in the snow. Thanks again, Suze and Wim.
On the Noorman a pulled-out stanchion had damaged the top plank and a new piece of teak had to be grafted in. The only way to be able to see what I was doing with hammer and chisels was to stand on my head in the side deck. More ships' carpenters yoga.
We spent a large part of the weekend looking up at the roof of the van, glueing in the battens that will hold the insulation up and to which the ceiling panels will be screwed. Makes a change from woodwork on boats?