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A very big jump forward! About the complete repair of my Swedish Koster

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A very big jump forward! About the complete repair of my Swedish Koster

Am I just a fool? Is it courage? or maybe both?
Or maybe I am more a builder than a sailor?

Used the boat, after I bought it in August 2010, only 3 day's for sailing!

It started with the engine, which had to be taken apart completely last year!

Yes, I worked with my hands before, but not on boats, therefore, my eyes were (last year) not trained enough to spot potential problems. I should have hired an expert to check out the boat for me? Yes right. I did on a previous occasion, but was far from impressed with that person.

Anyway, I did bite the bullet in spite of the lack of knowledge and training, but I guess, when knowing this, it will be a matter trying to find the right people who can help and advice, which I think, I did.

Phil (Dr Spoke) from the wooden boat forum was a great help and a boat builder from my own country the Netherlands was also great in supporting me through this hole journey which is still not finished, but at least we moved on a lot.

I documented everything with lots of images, too many to post directly here on the forum, therefore, you can find it all in this gallery via this link:

and I hope you all enjoy following the process of this repair.

Here is the link to the image gallery, you find the text describing what we do at the bottom of each page, below the images.


http://dev.colourcertainty.co.uk/01I...Koster-repair/




Udo

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Wow - very impressive work - she is gorgeous! Congratulations!!

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That was a lot of work but worth every ounce of effort. What a beautiful boat!
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Well done, Udo - and thanks for your message.

I am very glad you have found good help and that the work is progressing nicely. The repairs in your photos are excellent and I'm sure will last another 40 years... She's no longer just a boat now, but part of the family!
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Alot of work and a job well done. She is a real beauty. Enjoy many years sailing her proudly.
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Now that is one seriously beautiful boat, absolutely gorgeous.
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Absolutely lust-worthy! Fantastic job!
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I agree with all those guys... just gorgeous!
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Thanks all for your commends!

Yep, beautiful I agree, but so much work done under the waterline and only later onwards what is visible will be under the floor boards inside! (The bilge!)

But anyway, once all done, have less to worry about her condition,

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