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The Hull / Actual state Refit of my WB 120
October 22, 2015, 07:38:37 AM
Good morning,

with the end of the summer I find time to go on with the refit of WB 120 "VROUW KIRSTEN". I have started with the hull, lots of hours grinding the old anti-fouling. After that I have applied a primer, then started to putty a lot of holes in the resin.
I found a lot of places where the old anti fouling was painted directly on the resin, not very useful. Especially within the  motor shaft it looked pitiful.
Please find some photo┬┤s below to show the steps of my work:

Kind regards

The Hull / CE Certification of Winkle Brig
August 02, 2015, 09:51:58 AM
Good morning!

Does anyone of the owners of a Winkle Brig have a CE certification for his boat? In Germany a registration of the boat is required if  I want to travel on inland waterways. But, actual, without a CE certification I cannot apply for a registration number.

Thanks a lot for your informations!

The Hull / Refit of my WB 120
July 28, 2015, 06:36:03 PM

I have started to refit the WB 120. After a detailed evaluation of structural condition I had to ascertain a lot of more optic defects, but also some serious ones.

The tabernacle is too small for the housing and maladaptive. Overcoming  and sharp edges on the top and the front generates risk of injury. I will built a new one made of stainless steel.

Because of rotten plywood I  dismantled the bulwark. Behind the bulwark I found significant osmose beside the cabin outer walls.

Bullseyes are installed careless with lots of silicone and halved flange plates.

Lots of holes have been made for fitting installations and afterwards have been filled with acrylic polymer.

Between the centre-boards the hull had contact to a stone or something else, varnish and GRP shows typical damages.

The first step now was to  dismantle all parts from the hull and start to renew  surface and varnish of the hull. That means to sand, fill in, sand, prime, sand, coat and polish... a lot of entertaining!

I will comment on.
Miscellaneous / New WB owner
July 26, 2015, 07:50:28 PM
Just want to say hello and introduce me as a new WB owner

Hello, my name is Gerold Bueschen from Wersen, Germany. A couple of weeks ago I have bought WB 120 "TWINKEL", ex PENNYBELL and ex GIGI, from Theo te Winkel, Netherlands.

Regarding to my families tradition ( my ancestors were seaman on their own sailing ships from the early 19th century until the late 1928) the WB 120 will be renamed to VROUW KIRSTEN as a complimet to my companioness.

Actual the Winkle Brig is in my workshop to become completely refitted. Some former building operations have to be reworked or improved.

I am very impressed of this great forum with all these experiences and suggestions for my work with this beautiful ship.

Looking forward to an exciting time with the Winkle Brig.