Our track north from Erquelinnes took us ten 8 hour days via Charleroi, Antoing, Tournai, Dienze, Bruges and Oostende with one day off in the middle. We arrived in Nieuwpoort, topped up with fuel, found a nice mooring and started checking on weather forecasts and the availability of our crew.
We had plenty to do to make the boat ready for sea so we set about it in perfect sunny weather but with wind too strong to safely make the crossing.
We fitted the radar to the roof by taking a roof panel off and working on it beside the boat. Then putting it back up with the radar attached. Testing in the marina proved that all was well and the target definition was brilliant.
The radar is a Simrad 3G (Broadband) radar with an Evo2 NSS9 multi-
After 10 days of nail-
On September 19th, we set off to the sea lock Gravensluis -