Eight Metre "VERANO II" (Snarken)
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"Verano II" 2013

"VERANO II" 2013

Companions for the Winter !

In 2011 she was launched but not masted.
My priority was on my mom who got cancer 97 years of age. She passed away on Oct. 9th 2011.
In 2012 and 2013 "Verano II" rests onshore due to dispute about the inheritance.
After I had taken care of the boat for 10 years, my father sold her to my Company OCO International Inc., USA in 2000.
In 1997 my father was 87 years old. I was holding on to my plans of emmigrating to Amerika as soon as the Republicans came back in offfice. As such my father and I agreed to put her out for sale. Months later we only had received few  inquiries including some from abroad, but no firm offer. In 2000 my father and I entered into an agreement that  I should take owner responsibility of the yacht in order to keep her going, and the ownership was transferred to my American company.   My plans of emmigrating to USA was, however,  interupted by "9/11 2001" and "War against Terror".
Years later in 2005, I learned that rumours had been planted saying she was not an Eight Metre and not a Johan Anker design - why?
Research started 2005 ends up that she is exceptionaly  - "One of the kind" in the history of Johan Anker and the International R-rule - read more on

August 10th:
Restoration continues.

August 8th:

Aug. 5th.

Innside preservation in progress.

July 22nd 2013
Restoring planking above waterline continues on port.

July 20th 2013
Underwater hull in progress !

July 6th 2013

After bow preservation

Inspection of bow section from inside !

In time to preserve!

July 4th 2013

Bow section outside

July 3rd 2013

Bow section above water line

July 1st 2013

Detail of underwater planking before beeing restored

June 30th 2013

Underwater hull preservation in progress

June 26th 2013

Underwater hull restoration and preservation

June 21st 2013

Inspection of hull - bled keel transition

June 10th 2013 Trondheim

Organizing work site at Skansen

Feb. 6nd to 17th in Marblehead

C.W.Hoods in Marblehead.
USS Constitution sought shelter on April 8th 1814 under the guns of Fort Sewall.
On May 17th 1814 Norway got its Constitution.

Dinner at Boston Yacht Club, hosted by Chris Hood, with representatives from North Sails and Selden Mast, discussing future upgrading of 8mR "Verano II"  and 8mR "Irene VI".
My grandfather Ole Östlund worked in Boston as a tailor/hatmaker. He emmigrated to America with his brother Peder to Minneapolis in May 1902 and they returned to Norway in 1905.

Feb. 4th 2013

"Verano II" at Skansen in Trondheim

has been given back her name from the first measurement certificate of June 2nd 1920.
Other names: "Siva", "Danseuse", "Fandango II", "Idyll III", "Snarken", "Elcoma", "Snarken".
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  Ole C. Östlund

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