Monday, July 28, 2008
Koop een boot, werk je dood
An evening shot of the Hennie H as it is now, and I mean this evening. It's hard to see but the top part of the hull is dark green
Loosely translated this means that when you buy a boat you're likely to work yourself to death...and we have three. Oh my! These last few weeks have been taken up almost exclusively by work on the new barge, and my Vereeniging too. The pictures below show a glimpse of what we've been up to.
These two photos are of the Hennie H on the slipway. The result of this inspection has been a month of hard graft, repairing the steel, painting the bottom and re-fitting the engine room which was such a disaster, the Insurance Inspector nearly cried. The little barge is also now a completely different colour, but I'll take some pics of it tomorrow when I've done some more painting.
These two photos were taken this last week when Philip (of Watery Ways fame) welded steel plates behind my wooden panels on the Vereeniging. It was a big job but with Koos and I helping him with the preparation and fire protection, he did it all in three days....now I have to re-build my interior.... ah me!