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  1. #1
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    Default Restoring a Classic 6-Meter

    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, www.oslo6mr.com (also try www.oslo6mr.webs.com as the new domain is not yet fully linked)

    Chris

  2. #2
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    Default Oslo restoration

    hi Chris

    Good luck with the restoration and all the best for 2011.

    I've been posting stuff about restorations and six metres on my blogs, www.scottishislandsclass.blogspot.com and www.scottishboating.blogspot.com which I hope you find interesting.

  3. #3
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    Hi Ewan -

    Nice blogs, I'll read further and much appreciate the additional information.

    Best Regards,

    Chris

  4. #4
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    Good luck matey, hope you are enjoying your lottery win

    http://www.classicsailingclub.com/html/ierne.html

    She's stored in a shed near me restoration was reputed to have cost £250K
    I'm more Teddybear than Werebear
    Beware the Grizzlybear

  5. #5
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    Update on the restoration of the Oslo, with additional photos. Still on track for an early Summer re-launch. http://www.oslo6mr.com/news.htm

  6. #6
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    Further update on the restoration of our 1925 Johan Anker 6-Metre, the Oslo, with photos (separate April Gallery). Still on track for an early Summer re-launch, but the devil is in the details.... http://www.oslo6mr.com/news.htm
    Last edited by Haguesail; 16-05-11 at 11:07.

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