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In November 2010 I bought a bakdekkruiser. She was sold in 2011.
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The Hornblower was a project of converting a snik into a yacht.
 
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HomeWhat's New!

What's New! - archived -

This page tells the regular visitor what new information has been added to the website of Living Afloat:

30th August 2011

28th August 2011

Pictures of my holiday in Friesland will follow!

17th August 2011

9th August 2011

4th August 2011

31st July 2011

26th July 2011

All the stuff I planned for the winter can be done now. The weather is so terribly bad. Therefore I updated several pages:

25th July 2011

15th July 2011

11th July 2011

8th July 2011

7th July 2011

2nd July 2011

25th June 2011

20th June 2011

16th June 2011

9th June 2011

7th June 2011

6th June 2011

31st May 2011

29th May 2011

28th May 2011

27th May 2011

26th May 2011

23th May 2011

20th May 2011

11th May 2011

9th May 2011

8th May 2011

4th May 2011

For the many visitors to my site: I'm not buying boats to get more hits on my site. I just like working on boats and giving them a new feature! I sold the Frantsis, the new owner is taking good care of her. I'll hope the same will happen with the Escapade!

I'm writing a new article for people who want to start converting a boat. Read it here!

3th May 2011

1st May 2011

26th April 2011

12th April 2011

10th April 2011

5th April 2011

26th March 2011

20th March 2011

15th March 2011

12th March 2011

6th March 2011

2nd March 2011

26th February 2011

14th February 2011

6th February 2011

30th January 2011

25th January 2011

23rd January 2011

18th January 2011

11th December 2010

6th December 2010

27th November 2010

17th November 2010

There had been no updates for some time. I sold the Frantsis and bought a yacht from the 20's. I worked hard in the back accommodation of the Frantsis and had some personal issues. Updates will follow more quickly again!

15th October 2010

6th October 2010

1st October 2010

I'm using my girlfriends camera. New pictures will be illustrating the text again. Thanks Carmen!

5th September 2010

29th August 2010

Just a quick update. Pictures will follow, but my camera is broken. So don't expect many pictures in the coming weeks.

8th August 2010

25th July 2010

7th July 2010

24th June 2010

29th May 2010

I'm working on a new project, so updates will follow as soon as I have time (after June 15th 2010).

16th May 2010

Photos will follow as soon as I get my camera back to work.

9th May 2010

8th May 2010

7th May 2010

4th May 2010

2nd May 2010

25th April 2010

8th April 2010

5th April 2010

2nd April 2010

14th March 2010

14th February 2010

17th January 2010

3rd January 2010

27th December 2009

  • Minor update to the site.
  • Exactly four years ago we discovered the Watergeus in Sluiskil!

25th December 2009

12th December 2009

1st December 2009

17th November 2009

2nd November 2009

25th October 2009

22nd October 2009

Half October 2009 I moved to the hold. This means less updates will follow. As what happens in the future, I need to concentrate me on the outside and the front accommodation. This means I have more time to update the other parts of the site again such as the gallery.

18th October 2009

11th October 2009

4th October 2009

I didn't have the time yet to make some new pictures, but they will follow.

20th September 2009

7th September 2009

31st August 2009

28th August 2009

More pictures and information will follow, but at this time I'm very busy.

16th August 2009

2nd August 2009

2nd August 2009

1st August 2009

27th July 2009

23rd July 2009

12th July 2009

The last couple of months were busy since I would like to have a livable hold for the winter. A lot more has to be done and therefore I have only been able to update the conversion blog on this website. The rest will follow as soon as I have some time.

8th July 2009

28nd June 2009

22nd June 2009

8th June 2009

3rd June 2009

2nd June 2009

27th May 2009

21st May 2009

17th May 2009

3th May 2009

30th April 2009

25th April 2009

16th April 2009

13th April 2009

11th April 2009

7th April 2009

27th March 2009

25th March 2009

It had been very busy, so new updates were published. Today I made some time to update the site!

13th March 2009

 

9th March 2009

4th March 2009

29th February 2009

27th February 2009

23th February 2009

22nd February 2009

16th February 2009

I'm planning some new articles for the site, like what to do with concrete in a barge. Furthermore I'm doing some research on restoring the front accommodation of my ship and placing a beunroer.

10th February 2009

5th February 2009

Mainly updated the Gallery. I'm now working on creating a Forum on this site for your questions and ideas!

1st February 2009

  • Added information on the conversion of the Watergeus: February 2009

31st January 2009

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: January 2009

28th January 2009

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: January 2009

25th January 2009

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: January 2009, added some more pictures as well.

18th January 2009

Pictures and more information will follow as soon as I have time!

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: January 2009

4th January 2009

  • Updated the photo gallery: Added more information to the pictures.
  • Cleaned up this page (see archive for older updates)

3th January 2009

  • Added information on the conversion of the Watergeus: January 2009

1st January 2009

22nd December 2008

21st December 2008

13th December 2008

7th December 2008

4th December 2008

  • Updated the photo gallery . Many type of vessels have now been added such as Katwijkers, klipperaken and Maatkasten.

30th November 2008

28th November 2008

23th November 2008

  • Added more photos to the gallery. Gallery has been integrated to the site. Over 1600 pictures are already online now!
  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: November 2008

12th November 2008

  • Added more photos to the gallery. Gallery has been integrated to the site. Over 800 pictures are already online now!
  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: November 2008

8th November 2008

  • Added more photos to the gallery
  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: November 2008

7th November 2008

6th November 2008

5th November 2008

4th November 2008

Because of the growing number of pictures on the site and the pictures I would like to add, I'm working on a photo gallery that will be integrated in this site. At the moment, the gallery can be seen as a separate application here.

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: October 2008
  • Added information on the conversion of the Watergeus: November 2008

26th October 2008

20th October 2008

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: October 2008

6th October 2008

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: October 2008

2nd October 2008

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: September 2008
  • Added information on the conversion of the Watergeus: October 2008

24th September 2008

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: September 2008

18th September 2008

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: September 2008

15th September 2008

13th September 2008

7th September 2008

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: September 2008

3th September 2008

More text and pictures will follow. Also information on the Canal du Midi.

  • Added information on the conversion of the Watergeus: September 2008

31st August 2008

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: August 2008. More text and pictures will follow.

18th August 2008

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: August 2008. More text will follow.

10th August 2008

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: August 2008

5th August 2008

28th July 2008

27th July 2008

25th July 2008

18th July 2008

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: July 2008

13th July 2008

12th July 2008

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: July 2008

4th July 2008

  • Added two new vessels for sale
  • Minor update to the layout of the site and added a few ships under conversion at the right bottom of each page.

3th July 2008

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: June 2008
  • Added information on the conversion of the Watergeus: July 2008

29th June 2008

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: June 2008

24th June 2008

16th June 2008

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: June 2008

6th June 2008

  • Added information on the conversion of the Watergeus: June 2008
  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: May 2008

30th May 2008

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: May 2008
  • Updated For Sale section

26th May 2008

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: May 2008

16th May 2008

  • Added a new ship for Sale!

13th May 2008

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: May 2008

8th May 2008

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: May 2008

7th May 2008

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: May 2008

1st May 2008

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: April 2008
  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: May 2008

26th April 2008

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: April 2008

23th April 2008

20th April 2008

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: April 2008

19th April 2008

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: April 2008

14th April 2008

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: April 2008

7th April 2008

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: April 2008
  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: April 2006

6th April 2008

Since major works are happening on my ship, updates had to wait. I'll try to finish the new pages as quick as possible.

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: April 2008

31st March 2008

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: March 2008

25th March 2008

24th March 2008

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: March 2008

15th March 2008

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: March 2008

12th March 2008

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: March 2008

3th March 2008

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: March 2008

27th February 2008

Exactly one year ago my ship arrived in Bruges!

17th February 2008

15th February 2008

13th February 2008

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: February 2008

2nd February 2008

  • Added information on the conversion of the Watergeus: February 2008

1st February 2008

  • Added information on the conversion of the Watergeus: January 2008

30th January 2008

  • Added information on the conversion of the Watergeus: January 2008

18th January 2008

Updates will again become more regularly whenever I have Internet aboard the Watergeus.

  • Added information on the conversion of the Watergeus: January 2008

26th December 2007

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: December 2007

25th December 2007

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: December 2007

19th December 2007

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: December 2007

12th December 2007

8th December 2007

Started with some updates to the website. I removed House Boat Base, since this project has been merged into the Dutch Encyclopedia Binnenvaarttaal.nl.

  • Updated layout of the pages

7th December 2007

  • Updated information on the conversion of the Watergeus: November 2007
  • Added information on the conversion of the Watergeus: December 2007

25th November 2007

  • Added information on the conversion of the Watergeus: November 2007
  • Added a new link to a website of a coaster.

18th November 2007

People who would like to see more pictures and information of vessels should have a look at: Binnenvaarttaal.nl. I'm writing information on vessels and instead of publishing it here, it is now on this website. It is worth paying a visit!

  • Added information on the conversion of the Watergeus: November 2007

5th November 2007

30th October 2007

The outside metal work on the ship is finished for now!

  • Added information on the conversion of the Watergeus: October 2007

25th October 2007

22nd October 2007

7th October 2007

  • Updated conversion of the Watergeus: September 2007 PART 1 & PART 2. Information became to big, so it is split in two pages.
  • Added information on the conversion of the Watergeus: October 2007

26th September 2007

  • Added information on the conversion of the Watergeus: September 2007

15th September 2007

  • Added information on the conversion of the Watergeus: September 2007

29th August 2007

A minimal on updates will be available at the moment. A full story of what is going to happen with the roof will be published at the end of September.

  • Updated the information on the conversion of the Watergeus: August 2007

21st Augusts 2007

20th August 2007

A minimal on updates will be available at the moment. A full story of what is going to happen with the roof will be published at the end of September.

  • Updated the information on the conversion of the Watergeus: August 2007

15th August 2007

  • Updated the information on the conversion of the Watergeus: August 2007

5th August 2007

31st July 2007

30th July 2007

  • Updated the information on the conversion of the Watergeus: July 2007

28th July 2007

27th July 2007

22th July 2007

  • Updated the information on the conversion of the Watergeus: July 2007

15th July 2007

  • Updated the information on the conversion of the Watergeus: July 2007

23th June 2007

11th June 2007

10th June 2007

At this moment, the House Boat Base is being coded for easier access. Therefore no other items will be updated in the next few days. You can already have a look at House Boat Base R2 here.

  • Updated the information on the conversion of the Watergeus: June 2007

6th June 2007

  • Updated Boats & their interior: Lucid

5th June 2007

4th June 2007

3th June 2007

31th May 2007

30th May 2007

28th May 2007

  • Updated the information on the conversion of the Watergeus: May 2007

24th May 2007

23th May 2007

Major update - site not available for the moment

Pages and folder structure on server have been updated for easier maintenance in the future. It makes it now possible for me to quicker update several pages.

22nd May 2007

During an update yesterday several pages have been damaged. Most pages will be re-updated this evening.

21st May 2007

14th May 2007

13th May 2007

  • Updated the information on the conversion of the Watergeus: May 2007

1st May 2007

  • Updated the information on the conversion of the Watergeus: April 2007
  • Updated the information on the conversion of the Watergeus: May 2007

25th April 2007

  • Added link to the house boat museum in the links section

22nd April 2007

  • Updated the information on the conversion of the Watergeus: April 2007

20th April 2007

19th April 2007

People asked me to add a section on trawlers used as house boats. I will keep this in consideration.

18th April 2007

17th April 2007

13th-14th-15th April 2007

I have been in Amsterdam for three days. Most of the time I took pictures (around 1800 pics) and looked for stories for Living Afloat. These items will be published in the next couple of weeks! Sorting out the photos will cost me three full days!

12th April 2007

10th April 2007

9th April 2007

  • Updated the information on the conversion of the Watergeus: April 2007
  • Updated the article on paintwork
  • Updated the article on hatches

4th April 2007

3rd April 2007

2nd April 2007

1st April 2007

27th March 07

26th March 07

25th March 07

20th March 07

18th March 07

  • Updated the information on the conversion of the Watergeus: March 2007

10th March 07

9th March 07

8th March 07

6th March 07

5th March 07

1st March 07

28th February 07

27th February 07

21st February 07

20th February 07

16th February 07

 
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