Houten laadvloer

  
De stalen vloer was niet meer zo strak (wel waterdicht, gelukkig, maar dat is een ander verhaal). De spanten nog redelijk. Met langsstroken over de spanten en daarop underlayment platen met mes en groef rondom maken we een mooie, houten werkvloer aan boord. 

The steel bottom in the hold has seen better days, but with strokes laid lengthwise over the floors, then tongue and groove plywood panels we’ll have a nice wooden floor to work on soon. 

Details

  

Not really relevant to the building stories but I can get excited looking at the way the 1930’s builders of our barge have forged the ends of the butting plates out so that they have a minimal thickness where they are tucked into the hull plating overlaps. 

Lovely detail, or is it just me?

Ik kan uren kijken naar dit soort details, waar de uiteindes van de stuiplaten uitgesmeed zijn om in de landen geklonken te kunnen worden. 

Getting warmer

Nothing complicated, but a long way there and back in a 26 metre hold. The 100 x 60 x 9cm. Rockwool panels, cut neatly in half, fit perfectly between the 50cm spaced frames. Hats off to the men that built her so precisely in 1930.
Niet moeilijk, maar wel lang, zo’n spitsenruim. Wel fijn dar de spanten precies 50cm. uit elkaar zitten. precies gebouwd in 1930. 

Houten spits

    
Terwijl we wachten op minder wind om de luiken af te tillen en oud ijzer weg te brengen zijn we begonnen grondhout op de spanten te zetten.

Vandaag staal resten eruit en isolatie naar binnen. 

While waiting for a day with less wind so that we can open the hatches, we’ve made a start with the woodrn battens that will carry the side sheeting. 

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 huid van OHvZ in de loodmenie gezet, voor het isoleren met steenwol. Vandaag weer gedaan; dit keer op de werkspits. 

Light

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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, sunshine wind and low humidity. Could use a lot more days like today.

Vandaag hebben we twee aluminium luiken vervangen door polycarbonaat platen. Licht in het ruim. Morgen verder met grondhout, of met een houten vloer. Dit hangt af van de temperatuur en condensatie.

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 we were able to use these hooks while emptying the hold. 

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 make a seventh one from bits of pine. 

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 precisely, which is why Claudia is working on this with her Festool tools and I am aboard a barge. 

Oak morning

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With Claudia sawing long planks of oak in the background for a new cupboard in Beilen and me planing oak planks to thickness for a farm door, the workshop was smelling sweet this morning.