I have decided to continue the discussion of the restoration of my gaff rigged Kosterbåt in a more continuous thread. I would call this a non-traditional restoration, as I will be making some improvements and using things like epoxy where appropriate, the previous owners started down this path and I have chosen to stay on it. Here is a sketch of her lines and rig:
Her rough measurements are 7.6m x 2.85m x 1.20m below the waterline.
I have drawn this from composite photos, so nothing is exact. Once the major work is done on her I can begin to take lines, make sail measurements, offsets, and all the things we all long for in an old boat. But before that fine day there is work to be done. I also plan to keep her in the water each summer so as this may slow down the progress of the project as a whole, I will be able to enjoy the fruits of my labor:
I had a thread going for the last major phase of the project, Plank repair and replacement, which you can find here:
I will be posting on many of the "small" jobs I have been accomplishing over the last year or so, but first I'll talk about the most recent and exciting phase: The Cockpit!