Tuesday, January 28, 2014


Looking up at the ceiling in the old rear cabin aboard Gina (while Claudia does all the work).

Saturday, January 25, 2014

New bench

We have decided to try and get the Mercedes registered as camper instead of work van. We can then carry passengers in the rear of the vehicle.
The plan also involves a third bed for Em and a movable toilet (more on that later) as well as the ability to carry full sized sheets of plywood (122 x 244 cm.), Laser masts, booms and sails and finished kitchen cupboards.
Not an easy design brief but the first step has been taken this morning when we bought this bench seat. Fits as if it was made for the job. Back to work.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Back aboard Gina

Work table cleared and ready to start on the final round in the rear cabin aboard 'Gina'.

Monday, January 20, 2014

More small drawers

Another little chest of drawers on Claudia's workbench. This one will end up aboard 'Steady' later this month.

Monday, January 13, 2014


Claudia drills the first of a large number of finger holes in a bathroom cupboard door that will end up aboard the Gina.
This door is waterproof mdf and will be epoxy coated and finished in 2 part polyurethane.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


240 Volt and 400 Volt systems in place. We've even got all the three-fase sockets correct and all the three-fase motors turning the right way. Something of a success for simple carpenters.
One more day of organisation and we'll be up and running.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

And there was light

Light in the workshop. A good start to the year. Now for the 400 volt system for the big machines.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Where is Tsjerk?

... and why isn't he under sail?

Three, two, one ...

Counting down to tomorrow morning, when we too have to start the engine and return to the real world.
Our best wishes for the coming year 2014.