In visiting the Netherlands this week, I was sorry to hear of Beelsnijder's passing a couple of weeks ago. I was able to oogle several of his designs close-up on the trip. All very nice.
For those of you aware of the reason for this trip, the survey went very well and we closed on Libra while we were there. Now just the long wait for the long voyage she will make.
A few pictures in the mean time....
The boat at the dock.
Her cooling fins that look like they may also act as bilge keels
Her flared rudder with 38x26 four blade prop
A couple of the hull sounding that show 10mm plate in the keel and 6mm plate for the rest of the hull all in as good as new condition. Surveyor said she will go another 100 years.
The markings on the hull also show lines and hatch marks denoting the cement in her hull for ballast. We are thinking over 16,000#.
these folks were not fooling around. this seems like quite the 'ship'.
Can't wait to see her home, this qualifies as 'interesting' for me anyway!
Sorry for the orientation challenge in the photos, could not figure out how to fix it......mods? Much better in real life.