Dutch Barges in France
Dutch Barges in France Soon it was time for Vitesse to have all her repairs carried out. She was maneuvered across the canal and just as before, drawn from the water, but this time with one major difference. She rolled out of the water and into a huge hangar like shed. It was getting much colder outside now, so working indoors was a lot more pleasant for the staff. I however had to live aboard during this work, having nowhere else to go. That proved to be an adventure in itself To buy, convert and learn how to pilot an 82 tonne 1922 Dutch barge has been an adventure in every sense. Why not join me aboard and learn how I did it?
Vitesse in the Hangar A clean propeller Welding in new hull plates
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Soon it was time for Vitesse to have all her repairs carried out. She was maneuvered across the canal and just as before, drawn from the water, but this time with one major difference. She rolled out of the water and into a huge hangar like shed. It was getting much colder outside now, so working indoors was a lot more pleasant for the staff. I however had to live aboard during this work, having nowhere else to go. That proved to be an adventure in itself...