We had gotten the boat brought up to Namsos in early spring of 1999.
It wasn't until fall that I got a compressor for sandblasting. I spent the winter
taking a course to get my captain's license. I was therefore getting desparate.
Rust never sleeps, and I was anxious to get the work done. In order to oblige me,
it rained all summer. In addition, the place where we had the boat was close to the
downtown area and the guy renting me the dock wanted us to cover the boat to contain
the dust from sandblasting. Finally we got permission to skip the containment, and we got
to work. Frode Bjørbekk and I sandblasted and painted, it took about ten working days to do the
work you see done in the section "Autumn 2000". This photo shows 'Holmtun' in Downtown Namsos.