windows…..

One of this years bigger project is….was. putting in double glas with sun reflective coating. So after spending many hours online we found one of the cheaper ones glasdiscount.nl. One advantage was, they had an ‘inmeet service’, where they had somebody come and take the measurements, the advantage……anything wrong….their problem. Yes customer service in Holland/Europe is not exactly the same as in the USA. Try calling with a complaint and to the typical American way “I need to speak to a supervisor”. Many times that is done by hearing a click and you are disconnected. Or when you have an answer and call back later you might hear “Ah no that was a wrong answer, sorry”

The previous owner had installed single glass, and left a width of 22 mm.

Because of “Ground hog day” I had to reschedule it a few times, but the first week Thursday the measuring guy came. His result was …

Window 3 and 10 were my big worries, he also added the correct profile to mount them. I was first worried I had to rent or buy a table saw to get the correct profile. The profiles on itself were close to. €190. Unfortunately these ONLY came in white, so I need to get some other color to paint them.

With 22 mm available the profile added another 5 mm, so the total width became 27mm.
3mm foam, 4-13-6 and another 3 mm making is 29 mm fitting in the 27 mm, because of the foam

The next day I had the quote, paid and 2 weeks later the windows were delivered, but……yes you guessed it #3 and #10 were wrong, they were rectangular, even though they were measured correctly and even though on the quote they were described correctly and when I called them before I paid they confirmed these windows were not rectangular. A call back to them and the factory would remake them quickly.

I was able to install both front windows that day. On the bottom and sides space holders were placed to make sure expansion because of heat was possible and between the wood and glass there was 3 mm thick foam tape. Max was coming to help me the next day with the others, since there is not much room to stand on the sides of the pilot house
When Max came to help me I had bought one of these vacuum grabbers to help with holding the glas in place. Max also corrected me when I said “the sticker goes on the outside” , just as I keep hearing on the youtube video’s.

but LOOK the sticker CLEARLY says …..INSIDE….so I had to redo the front windows.

With max’s aide the other 6 windos went in smoothly.

Because the profile to hold the glass sticks out, the solution to keep the top part of the door open with a clamp is not working anymore, so I installed a hook and eye, also much safer.

Road trip & McD


Yesterday, Sunday August 3, we drove to Sneek, together with Mint, to pickup Daniel who had to be back, because his Grandma (93 yrs old) passed in her sleep, and August 4th was the funeral.
When we arrived in Sneek we saw Oving1, surrounded by a few smaller boats, and we also saw that Lars brought his dekschuit, and had secured his camper on top, as a more comfortable sleeping place.

Because Daniel wen to Sneek with Oving1, I was going to bring him back to his barge. But we needed to fill the tank of the Volvo and grab some food with the other 2 passengers. So first we filled up the Volvo, a mere 15.8 gallons. ( 60.39 Liter) @ €100.19. Translating to $7.10/Gallon. Perhaps now you realize why public transport is sooooo much more used in Europe. Even though if you travel with 2+ persons , a trip over 50 km is usually cheaper by car.

After fueling the tank we went to McDonalds. They do have the Covid-19 distancing under control, Only ordering via a screen, 1/2 the place marked off for no use. The nicest surprise was, they have bitterballen ( 4 pieces in an order.). Bitterballen are the quintessential bar food in holland, the size of hush puppies, but filled with steaming hot Roux ( or as some refer to it thick gravy) with bits to meat in it. Normally they are served 8 in a potion. Yes you can also get them filled with shrimp, salmon, sateh. but that is for the special people.

Now not to promote McD, but in The Netherlands, they have Veggie McChicken and Veggie homestyle Chrispy Chicken, just funny that Vegetarian dishes are not available in the USA. !! They even have gluten free Ham burger, Cheese burger and Quarter pounder.

Market Day

As soon as the person from glasdiscount.nl was done measuring up the sizes for the new windows we trotted off to the market.

Masked on, we were struck by the change of lay out compared to previous years. Normally it is 4 rows of stalls, divided in with 2 pedestrian routes. But all stalls were placed on the perimeter of the market, facing inward, leaving more than enough space for socially distancing.

Entrance sign explaning the rules
Each stall has their own way of ensuring distance

I trotted off to the herring monger to get my first taste of Nieuwe Haring again.

Sorry Lam

Deb went for her 2nd breakfast, or was it pre-lunch ( 10 am ) for Kibbelingen. She ordered them in very perfect Dutch, but was a but dazzled when the counter person did a follow-up question, but Deb ACED it ( As you know from the news ACING a test is THE thing to do this news cyle)

nicely keeping distances

I did ‘protected’ her by taking the first ones, who were just way to hot for her to consume. After getting some bacon we went for bread and I took some pictures for a blog follower who enjoys pastries. Kinda hard buying JUST ONE almond pastry, when you used to eat 4 to 12 last year ! But I am following Dr’s orders.

We also went to Blokker to buy some other kitchen gadgets. Please do comment what this one is.
here is a hint…….This Dutch teacher has some great video’s for people wanting to learn Dutch.

Measuring tape in CM and the Finlandia to trow you off course

Yes we will bring one as a souvenir for the correct entries.

Finishing the afternoon with Apero snacks, Radler, Dark beer and Startrek Enterprise

A new shower

The original shower was made out of wood, which was functional, but it had its limitations….sloped floor, drain with limited capacity, so it had to change.

For evacuation of the water I ended up with a Whale IC.

shower base . vandammekunstof . sides schulte douchemeister