Video from NRK tv broadcast minute by minute with full rig ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl..

Gressvik wooden boat 25 feet with 8-11 hp Sleipner 2 cylinder engine.Boat and motor built in Fredrikstad Norway in 1965..

  • 8-11 hp Sleipner 2 cylinder engine

    8-11 hp Sleipner 2 cylinder engine. The engine had been under water so I cleaned the engine internally honed the cylinders and did a valve job. It started right away and I let it run a couple of hours with cooling water from the garden hose.

  • I use Owatrol Dilunett paint and coating remover and Owatrol Net-Trol wood cleaner and restorer to strip old varnish on pine and heat gun to strip mahogany.

  • Epifanes Clear Varnish..

  • Made a new mahogany hatch for the cabin roof. Varnished with 10 coats of Epifanes varnish..

  • Underside of the hatch ..

  • Did not look good after standing with untreated wood throughout the Winter..

  • My grinding machines. Bosch PBS 75AE and Bosch PEX 300 AE

  • I use a 20kw diesel heater with a diy thermostat to get the temperature for varnish ..

  • Diy thermostat.

  • First coat Epifanes varnish..

  • 2.coat..

  • 2.coat..

  • 2.coat..

  • 3 coats. I'll put 7 coats on the hull and 10 coats on the deck ..

  • 1 coat Epifanes 50% thinner..

  • 1 coat mahogany stain..

  • I use PolytSystem Classic mahogany stain. The stain highlights and enhances the wood's natural color, glow and structure and protects against yellowing and bleaching .