Classic 6-Metre Restoration - SailNet Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 27 Old 12-29-2010 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Haguesail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 29
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Classic 6-Metre Restoration

After periodically searching online over the years for my grandfather’s favorite old sailboat, the Oslo, last Christmas I received a brief but moving e-mail from a stranger in Port Huron, MI: “Merry Christmas, Oslo is safe”. I’ve much enjoyed sailing and campaigning IOR and modern boats over the last few years, but romantic notions and sense of family prevailed over good reason and fiscal responsibility, and I purchased a very old, tired and incomplete wooden boat.

She is since under restoration with the bright young boatwright J. W. Swan in Ashland, WI, and to commemorate a full year of impaired reason and fiscal irresponsibility we have created a website to chronicle the return of the Oslo. Built in 1925, it turns out she was the first 6-Metre owned by Norway’s then Crown Prince Olav, won races first in Norway and then in the US in one of the first international team sailing events, and somehow came into my Grandfather’s hands in 1935 in the Upper Penninsula's sailing capital, Escanaba. She was fast and exotic, and champion of Little Bay du Noc until he parted with her for a better family boat in 1948.

Feel free to follow the progress on the site, Home - OSLO 6-Metre N17.

Chris

JPK 1010 "So What"
Johan Anker 6-Metre "Oslo"

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Haguesail is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 27 Old 12-29-2010
48' wood S&S yawl
 
cormeum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 421
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Cool! Nice to see she's getting the care she needs. Will she be going back to Escanaba?

"Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity." - Robert A.Heinlein
cormeum is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 27 Old 12-29-2010 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Haguesail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 29
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Yes, she'll go back to Escanaba for 2011. We are considering bringing her over here for the European 6mR championships and 6mR Worlds in 2012 and 2013 respectively, but I have enough trouble thinking about what shirt to wear tomorrow

Regards, Chris

JPK 1010 "So What"
Johan Anker 6-Metre "Oslo"

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Haguesail is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 27 Old 12-29-2010
Senior Member
 
tommays's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,296
Thanks: 1
Thanked 30 Times in 30 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
elizabeth10

An old friend of mine owns and races Elisabeth X

1970 Cal 29 Sea Fever

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1981 J24 Tangent 2930
Tommays
Northport NY


If a dirty bottom slows you down what do you think it does to your boat
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
tommays is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 27 Old 12-29-2010
Couch Explorer
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Right Coast
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Haguesail,

First, you are to be commended for restoring a true classic.

Second, you are totally crazy.
Melantho is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 27 Old 12-29-2010
Temporarily on the Hard
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: CT, USA
Posts: 33
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Practice and get used to this: "Yes Dear, I'm a bad boy and it won't happen again!"

Nice boat and worthwhile project! Best of success with it!
Nitro is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 27 Old 12-29-2010
48' wood S&S yawl
 
cormeum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 421
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nitro View Post
Practice and get used to this: "Yes Dear, I'm a bad boy and it won't happen again!"
That's pretty much what I say every year

"Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity." - Robert A.Heinlein
cormeum is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 27 Old 12-29-2010
48' wood S&S yawl
 
cormeum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 421
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Haguesail View Post
Yes, she'll go back to Escanaba for 2011. We are considering bringing her over here for the European 6mR championships and 6mR Worlds in 2012 and 2013 respectively, but I have enough trouble thinking about what shirt to wear tomorrow

Regards, Chris
We'll look out for her if we get up there this year. Next year more likely.

"Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity." - Robert A.Heinlein
cormeum is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of 27 Old 12-29-2010
Moderator
 
Jeff_H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Annapolis, Md
Posts: 6,957
Thanks: 5
Thanked 163 Times in 133 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Back in the mid-1970's I came close to buying a 6 meter that was for sale in Venice, Florida.

The owners had a similar story to yours which was that she had been built for Norwegian Royalty and brought to the States for some major ragatta.

Almost every frame was snapped at the turn of the bilge and rotten at the keel pockets, so, having just sistered the frames on my folkboat, the idea of getting involved in another sistering was more than I was willing to deal with at the time.

My only regret was that I never did a sail trial on the boat. I would have loved to see how she sailed.
Jeff


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Curmudgeon at Large- and rhinestone in the rough, sailing my Farr 11.6 on the Chesapeake Bay
Jeff_H is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #10 of 27 Old 12-29-2010
Senior Member
 
blt2ski's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 6,884
Thanks: 0
Thanked 30 Times in 29 Posts
Rep Power: 12
   
That country must luv 6M boats. There is one here in Puget sound that came from Norway via a build for a royal. Pretty boat, and fast!

marty

She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!
blt2ski is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
10.5 metre Cat Rescue Dee4 Gear & Maintenance 6 07-30-2010 08:53 AM
Luna's Restoration SailnetChris Gear & Maintenance 0 07-31-2009 12:50 PM
St. Maarten-st. Martin Classic Yacht Regatta Foundation Launching A Classic Yacht Sailing Fundraising Program To (Nautica) NewsReader News Feeds 0 07-05-2006 10:15 AM
USA. Panerai to sponsor annual Museum of Yachting 12-Metre Regatta @ BYM Sailing News NewsReader News Feeds 0 04-13-2006 03:16 AM
Australia. Wedgetail is fastest 12.8 metre sloop @ BYM Sailing News NewsReader News Feeds 0 04-08-2006 05:18 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome