No doors without drawers.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
What started as a heap of parts and empty boxes is now coming together and we're beginning to see how the finished piece is going to look.
A lot of the small choices can only be made as you come across them during construction.
Like playing chess, this does require thinking a number of moves ahead.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
To stop people calling anything a camper van, and inly having to pay a quarter of the road tax, the Dutch Tax people insist on there being a square metre of floor space with headroom of 1 metre 70. (for small Dutch people?)
Though the Mercedes is large and heavy, inside we were 12cm. short of the required height.
Solution; a square metre box on the roof. Good place to put a hatch for air and light, and it'll be hidden behind the roof rack anyway.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Bouke and the 'Mark' are alongside 'Op Hoop van Zegen to get our winch working, and working safely. We now have a brake and ratchets on both drums.
Next job is to fit the pulleys into the foot of the mast so that we can winch the mast upright.
It is a Dutch tradition that the first time the mast stands is celebrated with 'Mast beer'. Should think so too as our mast has been horizontal for almost eighteen years. We're not there yet, though.
Putting the cupboard bodies together for the office furniture in Beilen, we were surprised by the size of them.
Not that we should have been as the wall at the end of the office is almost three by three metres.
Conclusion; houses are bigger and squarer than barges.