UPDATE: My very first experiences with the Koster!
Sailing: she does very well. 6 nots no problem, easy!
But the engine! I knew, or at least, I felt it was a weak spot in the boat, but hoped to sail a bit before I was going to have a close look at it this winter.
Ha! But not. The very first day long sailing and motoring, guess what? We arrived late back in the harbor and the engine
stopped just 10 meters from the jetty. The boat continued and stopped maybe 3 - 4 meters from the jetty. We started to get blown back into the lake, which I did not like, so clothes off, long rope
and swimming in the dark to the jetty!
And the engine
? Just water
inside everywhere! In the oil
, in the combustion chamber, everywhere. So we took it out of the boat, brought it to an expert and he took it apart in front of me. Yep, it's coming back to me completely reconditioned, sand blasted and painted as well, so it will be returned like nearly new. Had to drive 500 km to the West Coast to find the best expert in Sweden
for these engines.
In short: another SEk=K 15000 (=€ 1500) to get it completely reconditioned + will all bearings replaced and anything else with rust on it.
What was the reason? we think, the engine was hardly used in the last few years, and the rubber seals
inside just decided to gave way to moment I started to use the engine more intensively.
Yep, had only 2 day's off sailing so far. Pity. But get the engine back already this week!