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2008-02-10: Placing and cleaning the watertanks


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


11 files, last one added on Jan 11, 2009

2008-04-18: Mounting the crane


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


46 files, last one added on Dec 09, 2008

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


25 files, last one added on Dec 07, 2008

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


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


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


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

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Last additions - 2008
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The feet and arm of the crane are coated in primer.62 viewsJan 11, 2009
The feet and arm of the crane are coated in primer.64 viewsJan 11, 2009
The crane is now mounted. A rope is around the crane in case the welded bracket wouldn't hold.65 viewsJan 11, 2009
The feet and arm of the crane are coated in primer.59 viewsJan 11, 2009
The crane is now mounted. A rope is around the crane in case the welded bracket wouldn't hold.105 viewsJan 11, 2009

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