Mercedes D OM 346/1 6 cyl 165 PS. Sailingjalk
Basic data of the Boltjalk 18.00
- Seller:Scheepsmakelaardij Goliath Leer
- Ship's name:Marianne-Johanne
- Motorization:Mercedes D OM 346/1 6 cyl 165 PS
- Category:Flat and round bottom
- Year of construction:1891
- Experience: Do-it-yourself, renovation, Shallow waters
- Length:59.06 feet
- Width:16.40 feet
- Draught:4 feet
- Variable draught:No
- Beds:7fixed, 2 additional
- Country: Germany
- To view in sales harbour/showroom: No , Deutsches Sielhafenmuseum, Wittmund
- Price:under offer
- Boat specifications in PDF: Download here
- Draught: 130 cm
History of the ship
From 1891 to 1952 the Tjalk was used as a cargo ship on the inland and coastal waters of Belgium, Holland, Germany and Denmark. There were also some excursions to England and the Baltic.
In 1953 the Tjalk was put out of service
and used as an inland vessel until 1972. After that the ship was used as a material storage until 1985.
In 1985 the Tjalk was demolished and was taken over by the current owner.
Repairs and renovations were done from 1986 to 1991 under own management.
According to the plans of the owner the ship was given a mizzen, which makes it easier to handle the tjalk under sail.
- Berths: fixed: 7 Extra: 2
The hull is not surveyed, ie there is no solid plan .
When the ship was overhauled at the end of the 1980s, the Lübbe Voss shipyard (Westerende) replaced the outer skin panels on the underwater hull. Since then there have been no more repairs to the underwater hull.
Standing and running because
The standing rigging needs to be partially replaced. The caps and supports are still fine, but the blocks are in need of replacement.
The running gear needs to be completely replaced.
The mast and boom need to be replaced.
Because the mizzen mast is steel, only a color overhaul is needed here. But the boom needs to be replaced.
In various places on the upper deck and superstructure, shipbuilding repairs are needed. Welding and steelwork will be needed.
The afterdeck has several leaks. These have been repaired temporarily and are currently tight.
The color of the ship needs a complete overhaul. That means it is best to take the ship to a shipyard. The hull needs to be either stripped of paint by pressure washing or sandblasting. After that, some welding will be required.
In the cockpit the wood is no longer noticeable and is partly missing. Here the wood has to be replaced completely.
The anchor winch and mast winch can be operated and are functional, but need maintenance.
The replacement of the gas line outside is absolutely necessary.
The bulwark shows corrosion at some places. Here parts will be replaced.
The foredeck will be overhauled. The foredeck was doubled with a checker plate. These need to be removed and reinstalled.
The machine runs perfectly. The machine was replaced 8 years ago. This is an engine that came from a snowplow. The snowplow was doing its job at an airport, so the engine only ran for a few hours. The machine is reduced to the shaft by a Reintjes gearbox. The reverse gear and the downstream thrust bearing are also in perfect condition. The drive system is therefore also in good condition. The set video shows that the drive system is working correctly. An engine that is indestructible.
The pipes in the engine room need to be replaced.
The fuel tank has a leak and needs to be replaced. Unfortunately the leak has not been localized yet.
The electrical system in the engine room is fully functional, but needs to be replaced. The electrical supply is designed for 24 volts.
Rust removal and painting is also needed in the engine room.
The forepeak needs to be completely derusted and repainted.
Of course the ship needs a facelift. Steelwork is required and the maintenance backlog of the past years is very obvious. But you should not be put off by it. The ship is still in an acceptable condition. Those who are skilled in their craft and are not afraid of new challenges can get their hands on a beautiful ship that with a little effort and of course a little money can shine again in its former glory. Man (or woman) may just dare to do that.
Everyone who wants to know how such a project can be done can take a look at this page
Here's a project implemented that was much worse from the start.
So if you trust yourself and are not afraid, you can buy a nice, solid ship for "little money". A ship that is now over 125 years old.