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2008-02-10: Placing and cleaning the watertanks


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In February 2008 I cleaned and placed the watertanks. I had to create a floor to put the watertanks as well. The whole story can be read here.

28 files, last one added on Nov 11, 2008

2008-04-04 ~ 15: Insulating the floor in the hold


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11 files, last one added on Jan 11, 2009

2008-04-18: Mounting the crane


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On 6th April I bought a crane: "In the evening I bought a crane and it was loaded aboard. It needs cleaning and a lot of paint. Furthermore I need to change the current situation and weld some new supports to hold it. Since it was Sunday I decided to stop working early instead of graining and bashing with a hammer.". Read more here

Friends of mine mounted the crane in the evening of 18th April...

15 files, last one added on Jan 11, 2009

2008-05-04 ~ 09: Painting the back accommodation


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46 files, last one added on Dec 09, 2008

2008-05-06 ~ 18: Wheelhouse renovation - outside


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25 files, last one added on Dec 07, 2008

2008-05-21: Using the azobe wood for the office space


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That day we build the floor for office space, using the old azobe wood that I kept in the hold. It was a hard job, where I lost several drill bits and even a drilling machine.

5 files, last one added on Dec 09, 2008

2008-07-02: Inventory of the engine room


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Since my engine no longer started, the batteries were dead and I had several piles of rubbish in the engine room, it was time to make a change. First I made an inventory and by the end of the day a lot was cleaned and some stuff was mounted on the wall.
In October 2008 a company replaced all the cables and batteries of my engine.

15 files, last one added on Dec 13, 2008

2008-11-23: Watergeus covered with snow


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At three o'clock, it started snowing and 15 minutes later, the ship was covered with snow...

45 files, last one added on Nov 23, 2008

8 albums on 1 page(s)

Last additions - 2008
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46 viewsJan 11, 2009
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The feet and arm of the crane are coated in primer.48 viewsJan 11, 2009
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The feet and arm of the crane are coated in primer.53 viewsJan 11, 2009
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The crane is now mounted. A rope is around the crane in case the welded bracket wouldn't hold.50 viewsJan 11, 2009
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The feet and arm of the crane are coated in primer.45 viewsJan 11, 2009
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The crane is now mounted. A rope is around the crane in case the welded bracket wouldn't hold.89 viewsJan 11, 2009

 
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