Circles

    1995   2016 Twenty-one years ago we were painting the inside of Op Hoop van Zegen with lead primer, before insulating with Rockwool.  Today we were doing it again aboard our workshop barge.  Een-en-twintig jaar geleden hebben we de…

Light

Today we replaced two of the aluminium hatches with sheets of polycarbonate aboard the workshop barge, flooding the hold with light. Next step, battens for the wall sheeting, or floorboards, depending on the weather and condensation. This was a great day,…

Hooked

   Twenty-two years ago we bought Op Hoop van Zegen. Amongst other things we inherited two hooks on a chain, we later learned that these were for lifting drums.  Now with the crane on the workshop spits up and running…

Seven windows

    The lovely little luxe motor ‘Gudrun’ has  six windows in the rear cabin.  Each barge has it’s own details and solutions so to avoid making mistakes before starting to saw the expensive Guariuba for these opening windows I will…

Oak construction

   Though the method of construction is the same, the result is surprisingly different, there being something about a piece of furniture made from solid wood that a plywood piece just doesn’t have. The work has to be done very…

Three in a row

Here are the three barges mentioed in the previous post. Cinclus, Op Hoop van Zegen and Hielkje.

Sadler Bootwerk 2015

  2015 started on the Reitdiep with three Dutch barges in a row. Now we are back in Groningen and back to work. Starting this year the weblog, and ultimately the website will be moving here to Sadler.nl