The gangway of a Luxe Motor is quite wide. After building the new den, you know perfectly how your deck is built. Is goes smaller to the front and is very flat in the new section, placed in 1961.
The new den made the gangway a bit smaller, but still wide enough for walking on it without hitting the hatches with your legs.
Technical drawing is in Dutch
At the start of the den, where the new entrance cabin ends, a crane has been placed. It is capable of lifting 250kgs on one cable or 500kgs on a double cable. The crane is completely electric with remote control.
Crane on the deck
Barlijnen - Stoeltjes
In April 2010 two 'stoeltjes' were mounted on the den. These items are hard to find and rarely used by some skippers. There once was a time that nearly every ship had one of these. I found mine on the spits barge Julie in Bruges. The owners wee so kind to donate them to me.
See also: Photos of the anchor winch of the Watergeus
The front deck contains the anchor winch. The winch was completely cleaned and repainted in August 2007. A spare anchor had been moved from th back to the front in January 2007. This anchor has been lowered and attached to the winch.
On the bow, an original anchor davit was mounted in April 2010. This davit was once used to lower and raise the anchors.