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Search: Posts Made By: udoma
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-22-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By udoma
Thanks all for your commends! Yep, beautiful...

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...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-21-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By udoma
A very big jump forward! About the complete repair of my Swedish Koster

Hello everybody!


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...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-27-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,825
Posted By udoma
Coming week we will go and get the wood, so I can...

Coming week we will go and get the wood, so I can let you know the price of it here in Sweden.
The planks we removed and fortunately all NOT bended, completely straight planks so we do not need to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-26-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,825
Posted By udoma
I am on a couple of forums and the WBF is one of...

I am on a couple of forums and the WBF is one of them.
Reason? Since I am in contact with a few people over here in this forum.+ Jef is one of the most knowledgeable people I came accross, and to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-26-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,825
Posted By udoma
This idea came from a young carpenter who is...

This idea came from a young carpenter who is actually working for the TOP wooden boat experts in Stockholm. Reasoning? Since that is all what i could afford, that's all what they could offer! ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-26-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,825
Posted By udoma
I am really looking forward to! Now I am also...

I am really looking forward to! Now I am also able to clean out everything,m treat with wood preservative and make it work for many years to come,

Udo
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-26-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,825
Posted By udoma
Hi John, via these links you can see some...

Hi John,

via these links you can see some more images:


Ralp Osborn Koster K 25 - Sweden (http://dev.colourcertainty.co.uk/01Images/Sweden-Sailing-Boats/2010/Ralph-Osborne-Koster-K25/)
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-26-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,825
Posted By udoma
Hi Hartley, via this forum: The WoodenBoat...

Hi Hartley, via this forum: The WoodenBoat Forum (http://forum.woodenboat.com) I got to know a guy from Scotland, who is living in Stockholm for around 20 years and is helping me on this one! It...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-25-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,825
Posted By udoma
So, we finally did bite the bullet and decided...

So, we finally did bite the bullet and decided what to do:

Take away the bad stuff and take in in stages what to do.

Here are images from the first stage:

and I love it to take all the bad...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-13-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,825
Posted By udoma
Curious about the small pieces of wood you...

Curious about the small pieces of wood you mention! Will look out for them.

Scraping and varnishing is no problem for me. But indeed replacing planks in the hull? I am really hesitant and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-12-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,825
Posted By udoma
The ends of the planks are now badly damaged, so...

The ends of the planks are now badly damaged, so at least part of the planking needs to be replaced. That needs to be done extremely precisely since it's carvel build extremely tight seamed, no...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-12-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,825
Posted By udoma
I think I must have frost damage as well, since...

I think I must have frost damage as well, since the wood is still extremely wet in some places at the end of a very harsh winter. yes, for sure.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-12-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,825
Posted By udoma
Indeed I will be scraping large area's, or maybe...

Indeed I will be scraping large area's, or maybe the whole hull below the waterline to find out what is going on. The end of the planks, which i consider not to be good are really very soft and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,825
Posted By udoma
Bad Luck? with my Swedish Ralph Osborn Koster

Hello all,

Summer 2010 I was here a lot asking for advice and probably some of you remember. After a long yourney I found my boat and it seemed to be in an extremely good condition. How the can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-27-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 4,277
Posted By udoma
HI Hartley! I wish I could at least sail,...

HI Hartley!

I wish I could at least sail, but the first item which went down completely was the engine! Rubber seals broke basically on the spot after using the engine for a couple of hours,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-24-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 4,277
Posted By udoma
Hello all, I discovered, it's not a...

Hello all,


I discovered, it's not a Laurin Koster, but a Ralph Osborne Koster

Here is a link to a blog about a Laurin Koster, and you can see the slight differences between mine and the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-23-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 4,277
Posted By udoma
I wish the problem was that small! One long day...

I wish the problem was that small!
One long day of sailing and motoring and the engine failed.
Water in the oil, in the combustion chamber, everywhere. So we took the engine out of the boat,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-13-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 4,277
Posted By udoma
Ha! My neighbor, without seeing the engine itself...

Ha! My neighbor, without seeing the engine itself knows already the problem:

1. The seller had the leaking fuel pump removed and replaced by just a fuel filter. Fuel pump is hardly used, but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-13-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 4,277
Posted By udoma
I hope we can go out this weekend! But the first...

I hope we can go out this weekend! But the first test sail cold not happen: we had an engine failure, that must have happened during transport. A seal for the water cooling broke and we did not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-13-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 4,277
Posted By udoma
Thanks Cameron! In the harbor she really...

Thanks Cameron!

In the harbor she really stands out. A friend who helped me to put u the mast said: "I am a bit worried, she is too pretty, hope you really use her for sailing! Ha!"
Udo
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-12-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 4,277
Posted By udoma
Went by train to the West Coast to pick up the...

Went by train to the West Coast to pick up the boat and made many images from under the waterline.

here is the link:

Inspection&Transport...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-04-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 4,277
Posted By udoma
Ooops, it's a 2 stroke engine Vire 7HP Petrol....

Ooops, it's a 2 stroke engine Vire 7HP Petrol. Seems to run OK, and the advantage is: Only 65 kg, so easy to service, just take it out!



My varnishing skills should be more than sufficient, but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-03-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 4,277
Posted By udoma
I think, it's going to be this one: (click...

I think, it's going to be this one:

(click on the link to see the gallery)

Laurin Koster (http://dev.colourcertainty.co.uk/01Images/Sweden-Sailing-Boats/2010/Laurin_Koster-View/)


Udo
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-30-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 4,277
Posted By udoma
I seriously considered them last year. I...

I seriously considered them last year.
I started sailing on them in 1983. They are fantastic sailors: very easy to handle and very sea worthy, being from wood is what I like as well, but indeed, I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-30-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 4,277
Posted By udoma
Hi jeff, Yes, but the point of reference...

Hi jeff,


Yes, but the point of reference is very good since I know the Waarschips very well. Yep, Waarschips do not come cheap, particularly the bigger one's!

The only Waarschip coming...
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