View Full Version : a tale from the other side
06-05-2004, 06:56 PM
Just so to let you woodies know that not only wooden boats require maintannence, the pictures of replacing my "potdeksel" (the steel tube on top of the toerail) on my 28 ft steel boat, and repainting, and finding a couple of holes, and....
For the hard-knuckle woodies there are also 2 pics in serie 2 of a dutch "praam". When I asked the yard owner how old it was he just said "very bloody old".
06-05-2004, 07:10 PM
It looks like you know what you are doing! keep up the good work.
Is that outboard on the praam in the water? or is it just sitting in the boat?
06-05-2004, 07:13 PM
They let you dump that stuff directly into the canal?
06-05-2004, 07:31 PM
Stiletto: well, if I did know what I was doing, then why was this a one month project two months ago? smile.gif But thanks.
The praam actually has an outboard. In the old days, the wife would handle the oars in the front seat, but when feminism kicked in, man had to resort to outboards. I like the fact that these boats are still used and appreciated on a daily basis, rather then being stored in a museum.
Dave: If you'e refering to "that stuff" as my boat, well then @&^%& you. If you're referring to the paint falling of my boat, well there's a grid in the floor, which seperates the paint and stuff from the water, and makes sure only clean water returns to the canal.
06-05-2004, 07:33 PM
It looks old enough to be the captain's gig from the Ark! The outboard looks a bit more modern though. ;) :D
06-05-2004, 09:49 PM
Referring ONLY to the effluent not the vessel.
06-06-2004, 06:18 PM
So, is that outboard in a well?
06-06-2004, 08:02 PM
Yup, it is:
you are a trusting lot over there aren't you. Not much holding her up while you haul! :eek:
[ 06-07-2004, 12:39 PM: Message edited by: nedL ]
06-08-2004, 04:29 PM
I was scared sh*tless when they hauled me. Believe me, it's even scarier when standing on top.
The yard assured me that only once in 40 years a boat had fallen of. The next day a motorboat fell over... (luckily no damage)
But I do like these things better than a crane. They just don't seem to be built for longkeelers.
[ 06-08-2004, 04:31 PM: Message edited by: Barteld ]
06-08-2004, 04:53 PM
Barteld you are a braver man than Iíll ever be! Iím scared just looking at the photo.
Thanks for the excellent post from the other side.
Is that a barge in the background, and is that its intended water line?
[ 06-08-2004, 04:55 PM: Message edited by: SC-Lion ]
06-14-2004, 04:36 PM
Ah well that barge is one of the disadvantages of our liberal soft-drug policy. As far as I gathered, the owner is a bit of a weedhead, and let it sink. This barge is probably a "tjalk", built somewhere between 1890 and 1910. Later it was converted to a houseboat. Don't worry, we have several hundreds of those over here. In the end most of them are saved. If they sink, they just don't rust as fast. smile.gif
If you want to see some sailing barges:
Just click anywhere, you have about a 70% chance of ending up somewhere nice smile.gif (foto is dutch for photo)
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