Renovation 2006 - 2011
From November 2006 to May 2011 we
renovated our LANCELOT the "Boot Center Muenster" in
Gelmer. Renovating it is true but not
really: That was a total renovation!
First of all, the state of 2003:
Salon with steering position and in the right picture still a "sleeping accommodation" (For Shrink Germanic) starboard aft.
Once again the room with sitting area that could be converted to sleeping facilities, separate toilet and separate shower.
Looking aft and the bunk.
Now, before someone wants to set up a donation account for us or recommends a retraining as an electrician - so was the state of some charter boats in the colorful 70s.
A few cables I have "this patched". Otherwise everything is original European Hitech from the last millennium.
Thus it can be stated that things work
well, against all the laws of physics.
The time had
come "Between the Days" in 2006 to pre-emergency surgery
on the ship.
So we began, both inside and out to
In most women
only helps the crowbar!
First time lay a pipe ...!
Uli renews the soil, Eva removes adhesive residue and I'm trying to nibble a cable ...
Then a coat of
antifouling was - house brand of COMPASS applied.
The sunroof is covered with
faux leather and panels. Earlier
than expected, our new water tank was delivered, we in addition to
new handrails with metal design Siems (us
) in Nottuln let produce.
So, now I look back a little
In addition to the handrail has been mounted before all of the bolts had to be bolted through the roof and the cable leading to the inside. These were, for example, Topp and stern light, the Kathrein - bowl, still a NARGUS antenna for radio and DVB-T, the FM radio antenna and a number of other expensive stuff.
My temporary workplace. Otherwise inside was unfortunately does not happen so much. Besides, it was so cold just before Christmas that was to think of hours of work hardly.
In January 2008, I began with
the "Electrical basis." In
the picture to see the Vetus starter battery with 55 Ah and the
two DETA with 120 Ah for the electrical system. The
batteries are not even more wired, but are supplied by WAECO
charger with new energy. This,
however, only once provisionally, as is followed by a more
comprehensive solution. The
black hose is the way supply the engine with more air.
Hard to see in the left image at
the end of the hose on the right (Where?) - Vetus the main fuse
for the electrical system, which follows directly after the
positive terminal of the battery. Including
a Weaco battery refresher, which I tentatively edit the batteries.
A battery had strictly refused
to take charge. After
the "Aufrischungskur" she had also hungry again.
It had indeed lasted about longer, but on January 11 we could (only Eva in this case) to pick up our 6 new windows Rinteln. The panes had little to be adjusted and we could the next day already looking forward to the complete glazing. The windows are made to measure from www.schiffsfenster.de .
And sometimes believe the
miners when the windows are installed, then also runs the fridge
and there are a few Besuchspilsetten!
Maybe something adventurous
so close to installing the hoses on the water collector of the
exhaust system but we had three hoses on the "other side".
On the change of the exhaust
system I had ever written so far nothing yet.
Originally was a multi-adapted
tube at a 90 degree angle from the exhaust manifold of the engine
and ended in a thru-hull on the starboard side.
Towards this passage, the water
had to overcome a slight slope and residual cooling water flowed
back to stop the motor in it. This
has the friendly engine do not like to mention that the exhaust
gases are welcome to gather in the salon while driving with the
wind from starboard.
On the roof as everything was so well installed, at least all the cables were pulled, the then disappeared under the ceiling panel. So we could most of the ceiling ever dress up to the point where then the lighting was being considered. In this we had not yet agreed but the next weekend was finally the "Boot" ...
MOUSSE I was able
to teach my blonde! Although
the wood was not stained and varnished, we started already with
the basic electrical installation. It
had already accumulated so much cable that we slowly lost track
despite accurate labeling. The
left and right photo shows the initial assembly of our small
"cabinet" with at the beginning of two 6-compartment
panels and 4 instruments. The
latter are of WEMA and show diesel fuel gauge, water tank gauge,
holding tank indicator and tachometer. The
tachometer works at this point perhaps a little out of place but I
had also not where I've seen it, I do not look constantly on it
and much worse: the generator has no terminal W to connect the
device. Since I
still have to think of something to me. So
is the only one parked here.
Let there be light! Time among us: the ceiling lights out of the water sports catalog have 12 volts and are expensive. Ceiling Lights for furniture mounting have 12 volts and are favorable. The latter one we built. And such a pretty LED - stair lighting.
... And then came the spring of 2008!
Nevertheless, we do not lose
the maritime sight of the goal. Now
was once our carpenter Uli at work. Finally
we had (ie Eva!) Agreed on a veneer. We
drove with Uli veneer mill Wehmeyer to Havixbeck ( www.wehmeyer.de
Eva's Zippenablage will also slowly taking shape. At least you've already see the future construction of shelves, which later disappears behind the cushions.
A few more photos from the
future kitchen. At
6 meters in length that is already more than a pantry.
In the left picture the
"Coolmatic RSA-80" is (WAECO) placed before, next to the
microwave, the us during the trip across the VICTRON - will supply
converters with warm beer.
Eva brings overview in the beginning of the cable clutter. The middle image has only filling function. Right to see the newly created storage space.
Already bought at the "Boot" in 2008, but only incorporated in December, the VICTRON MULTI PLUS battery charger and inverter. Once before the test in the middle picture the shore unit of Philippi. Very useful are the extra switches for boiler and battery charger. Right: "Eva's" Bank with inspection hatches.
Many cable - Brief
Description: Right in the picture can be seen behind the helm
(port side) the installation. Still
missing is the wiring harness from the engine. Left
photo above: The wiring starboard among others, the GFCI for the
230 V mains, fed by the converter.
In the left picture to see the substructure for Eva's "lounging area". In the middle image, the control center of the board wife (or the wife on board?): Microwave, Refrigerator Control, Content Display of gas cylinders, remote switch for opening the gas cylinder and the control element for the EBERSPÄCHER diesel heater. Right: Along with brother Wolfgang, I mounted the wall paneling and the bars for the three front windows.
In mid-February I devoted
myself all hoses that find their home in the "basement"
of our bathroom. Links,
the 19mm hose, which delivers the rinse water for the toilet and
the 38mm hose, which transports the good food back out.
Both run on two arches with
bleeding nipples, so we do not sink us with the toilet flushing
Since I am still asked the
other day from my (mostly adults!) Students, whether this would
still be the same ship that I umarbeite here.
Unfortunately, yes, even if it
looks like I have a whole fleet under construction.
Although not compulsory everywhere but better for the world around - the holding tank. Middle: Not quite completely installed, the EBERSPÄCHER Airtronic D4 diesel heater. Right: If Eva and I testing for UBI single spark permit consist on 4 April and we have received from the Federal Network Agency our ATIS identifier, we can take the radio into operation. This is the way to a LOWRANCE LVR-250 combi boiler (thus also for marine radio). If you listen then times the channel 10 from (traffic circle "ship - ship") and listens to what the boatmen tell so, especially at the throat Gelmer (DEK 77.8), then this radio traffic has nothing to do with the what we're learning. What was that again with the theory and practice ...?
Adult education (as I said, for the most part!) Has many pleasant pages. One is the fact that most subjects already have extensive professional knowledge or other resources. So I can replace Excel spreadsheets to eggs or charge for the repair of a computer with my wipers. So rounder Uwe is just about to synchronize 3 wiper motors by means of a control box of ROCA.
After the hoses and pumps are installed, you can continue to be built at Bath. In the right once more the demonstration of what we find room for everything on the ship 8 feet. In this case, DOMETIC dishwasher, I've shot a fair piece Factory sales of WAECO.
Manfred from NAUTICSHOP at various snacks before the grill was fired. Meanwhile, Uwe and I were ensconced in his workshop.
Jan vom BCM and Manfred at impromptu barbecue stand, while Werner our "kennel" dressed up in the bow with carpet.
Finally, once again beautiful views: Eva washes the boat and gets in between cuddles from Dirk, the boss of the BCM. End of April 2009 the ship came out of the hall and was a few hundred meters between parked on the square from NAUTICSHOP. Now although we had finally daylight but all our actions were of course also depends on the weather.
Now we were able to test after every shower of rain, if the ship was at least close from above. Was it not natural! So we armed. Ourselves with Sikaflex and compacted from each millimeter Incidentally we built in the bow still a two portholes. Although had no practical value, but looked good (at last light in my doghouse). This was followed by the most elaborate action: The installation of a bow thruster. The original should be installed further forward, but it does not fit due to the hull shape. So now the tunnel for the screw under the helm ran long. This meant that some furniture, floor boards and electrical installations had to be removed again. As for the bow thruster, so we had been reached properly. Since the ship is extremely susceptible to wind, recommending Manfred a Vetus BOW7512B with 6 hp. In the central image of the tunnel for the screw is being laminated by a BCM employees. In between, the ship was still a little extended by a bowsprit, which will take up the anchor. The swim platform is currently in progress.
Left photo: Eva in "battle
dress" in the office of NAUTICSHOP. Sam
waits for a donation. Middle:
Uwe and I looking for the right windshield wipers.
Right: A hole in the ship: The
tunnel for the bow thruster is installed.
June 13: Action for 4 people! Since we had blundered in the inner lining of the roof, we decided to let the whole dress again professionally. So I removed the two windows again. Then Manfred took the roof with the truck down using Werner (who happened to pass) and Uli. At the moment of photographing However, I was less involved in it.
20 June: Action for 3 people! So for the "Streichduo" Wolfgang & Eve and the "overseer" and operator of the camera. I thought very optimistic times and wanted the ship ever miss the last underwater paint. According to the motto: "Guys, you can cranes ...!"
The scenario in Widescreen: By the way is not meant by the third person Sam.
The tunnel for the bow thruster now looks as if he had always heard there.
Once an image to the size ratios: I'm a "little slug!" - Likes to say as Manfred.
Left: The somewhat
unconventional horizontal installation of the thruster.
But finally, we would like to
have are no (further) engine in the salon.
Brief respite for Heidi from NAUTICSHOP. Manfred, Eva and Heidi the obligatory grilling.
18 and 19 July
2009: We had the sunroof known once again taken down to let
disguise it by professionals. That
was also done. However,
some changes were yet to come. First,
the curtain rods had to be secured, for which I was able to
inspire Eva in a very special way. The
original 4 track rollers (each side 2), which ran in a guide to
both sides of the ship have been removed. For
one, these custom built wheels were no longer accessible, on the
other hand, these scratched the paint in the guide.
In addition, because of the
ceiling panel and the new windows, the roof had become so heavy
that an individual could move it any more.
Here, the "northern" part of the BOAT CENTER MUNSTER. In the white hall of NAUTICSHOP is. In the right image: Eva and Sam at the "extreme cuddling".
August 1, 2009: Even four
weeks in arrears? This
is probably always the problem with major construction projects.
First of all we are very pleased
with the ship laminate Uli has moved completely professional.
Even with the inspection holes
he has managed to bring the cream-colored stripes in a line with
the rules laid boards. RESPECT!
The middle image is probably the credo for our project: The sky what the limit!
Manfred gives us back a "roof over your head". Incidentally, this was not quite so simple. The big truck from the BCM was broken, so we had to rely on the smaller version.
However, there are fortunately always local people, the Sundays for their fellow human beings are in this ultra-Catholic region. So we helped Jens by the BCM when installing the sunroof.
Manfred and I between the LANCELOT and SEEWOLF. In the right image: Eva and my parents (Sam is under the table and waits for a cake donation). Nuts was now also involved in our building project and sewed the curtains. A conservative estimate, 22 yards of fabric are sewn.
For the normal labor market completely useless: Manfred & I.
Let's see if we have measured correctly. The first curtain to be adjusted.
August 14, 2009: It is
finished - the sunroof runs "like poison."
I think I'm going about it once
again create a design report, the "Mark II Hampton Safari"
primarily intended for all owners of. And
these still exist as to the hundred seaworthy ships in England.
The skipper has finally installed "its" anchor. The leash (no chain!), Is incorporated into the lead passes through a fairlead in the "quarter berth" and ends up in a luggage net ().
Eva in the plaster fever.
The construction of the sheets and rolls for our sunroof again in detail.
August 24, 2009:
The old starter had behind them, hence a new was needed.
Together with Uwe from
NAUTICSHOP we wired the engine electrical system on this day.
I made the interns
and part-assembled cables.
So in kind see the wiring neater. I must apologize but times. For all interested hobbyists here once the wiring diagram.
This is one of approximately 50 PowerPoint slides of all that has been installed on board.
Left: The three main battery
switch for starter power, bow thruster and electrical system.
Our cruise ship is (almost) ready for connection. Was a long way from "no idea" up to this installation. The four photos show "only" the electric system in the forecastle. There are certainly many alternative concepts and solutions but this concept I understand and can repair it yourself.
August 31, 2009: We make the
third time holiday in, on and at BOAT CENTER MUNSTER in the
Left: The 230 volt wiring is
as good as finished. Eva wants the microwave (and many other
household appliances more!) Also operate while driving. So pulled
more cable from VICTRON and also installed additional outlets.
Manfred install the exhaust hose of the EBERSPÄCHER heating.
Manfred, Uwe, Eva & I bring to the new bathing platform on Wednesday, 2:09. was delivered from Dortmund. A few adjustments were needed, otherwise a stable and elegant design.
Left picture: The cover over
the abutting edge convertible top and windshield. It's missing
here is the part above the roof overhang. The first rain of course
promptly ran water pure. Therefore, a welt is mounted on the
curvature of the roof front page, in which we can install another
free hanging cover.
The swim platform is grown.
We have finished! Bathing platform with bathing ladder are attached.
Left image: A
little faux leather and a stainless steel cover pretty on the
steering wheel. Middle: Eva and Manfred install the panels around
the oven. Following this, two new 11 Kg gas bottles have been
installed, connected the whole system and verified by Manfred.
Image links: Here
the shore power matters. The PHILIPPINE LAE 110 Shore power unit
with RCD safety switch further has a switch for the boiler as well
as a charger.
Seen actually ready for an extended vacation from the outside.
Picture Links: Uli mounted the doors and drawers. Middle: Kathrein receiver and control unit for the self-aligning satellite dish. Image Right: The water hose is ready for a longer motor test. The PERKINS 4.108 M with 40 HP is still running nice and round (and smells like holidays). Since I had installed other engine control instruments, which were not quite compatible with the old sensors on the engine. This was particularly true for the display of the water temperature. The sensor will be replaced.
Picture Links: So
there are Steinfurt-Burgsteinfurt and Steinfurt-Borghorst. Where
do we like very much to live?
The "nautical Trio" Manfred, I and Uwe.
So completely finished we were not. But the ship was now halfway habitable. So we decided to leave the boat on 26 September to water. This weekend were several appointments on the agenda. The "Boot Center Muenster" hosted the traditional in-house exhibition and on 27 September it was my birthday. This should also be the date for the ship's christening. Saturday, September 26, the boat was then driven to the crane by Manfred and Uwe from the farm.
I was during transportation on board. Do not try this ...!
"Smoke on the water". Since it is the same purely using this funny yellow crane.
Every morning at eight in Germany. Early Schiffstaufe by Eva, Uwe, Manfred and me. First of all, a pot of sparkling wine and then see if it floats! ... And it really is tight.
Saturday, September 27, 2009. Ready to be baptized. Click here for more photos on the SHIP BAPTISM button!
That was really a short season. Therefore, the Ausräumaktion was limited. We were particularly pleased us about the special gift from Werner. Now we have Lancelot as a mini - figurehead.
So, the crew goes ashore. We passed to the "guards". The picture in the middle shows the way a birthday gift. The clock and barometer, of course, have a place of honor.
The engine needed new bearings, so that the entire panel had to be dismantled. Eve saw that too relaxed now and was pleased with a new drawer. The cover for the oven was already adapted provisional.
Manfred takes the course again much funnier than we. But he also spreads the necessary optimism.
Werner ever had the hope of a Easter walk in the park. However, certain construction projects came to us in the way. Our rudder blade had actually always had it over with so we let us "just" make a new one. Meanwhile Uli designed the china cabinet, which now takes place there, where there was the shower door four years ago.
Even in the bath cabinet doors, inspection panels to form. And if we are soon in Monaco, then Eve can specify with the cutlery drawer, which is above the dishwasher (!).
The bathroom is a little funfair, but the fittings are installed. Outside was where they have everything in order.
And then later ... when we are bored, we can continue to work from NAUTICSHOP on the ship!
... One more week!
Yes, well, are we there yet?
For the 22th of May, we had planned our first real vacation for 4
years. I must note here: We whine at a very high level! Well, in
May 2010 was already cold and rainy and then even that stupid
volcano eruption! Had we not affected, we do not need a new screw.
The funny propeller, which had been executed earned us everywhere,
showed signs of fatigue exactly where he sat on the shaft. And
that., In the form of a long crack When we renewed the rudder
blade, also the screw a general overhaul was subjected in this
context, with this defect became apparent only after the
sandblasting. English ship called to inch measure - therefore a
new prop in England was ordered by Manfred, who would also fit our
wave. It followed this unprecedented ash cloud, which restricted
air traffic. Eventually the thing was then in Cologne and
something had to be adjusted again, as had herumgemurkst
generations of charter companies on the shaft!
Shower again and then you should into the water ...
The next pictures that are
now expected in chronological order, the reader will find under
"trips". In 2010, we were at least able to enjoy twice
14 days vacation on the ship.
Eva and your men (the "Kameradist" is one of them). Manfred from NAUTICSHOP and Dirk "I'll take even a small piece of sausage" MUNSTER from the BOOT CENTER. But now was once ambidextrous polish on the agenda.
Now it's time to say goodbye to all the good spirits who have helped and supported us. Many thanks to all! Yes, it was probably somehow. Melancholy and storm surge! We drove 6 July 2011 back to Holland (see Törnbericht). It has changed a lot since we arrived here in 2006.
"Farewell Barbecue" on the web by the BCM.
We have (almost) finished! ...