Romanian Volga called Rachetta II

How did you find your boat? What are your experiences with it? Did you restore it yourself? Pictures please!
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Eduard
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Location: Emmerich- Elten (Germany)

Romanian Volga called Rachetta II

Post by Eduard » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:39 am

In the attachment I have placed a story about my project with my Volga. Our intention with the boat is to use it for traveling on long distance (5000 km) on the European rivers. (ie. Rhine, Danube, Elbe, Oder, Don, Dnepr, Volga, Lena.). This is the main perspective during the project and determines which solutions are implemented (example very light weight but reasonably powered diesel engine 190 Hp and 400 liters of fuel on board).

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Georg Weinstabl
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Re: Romanian Volga called Rachetta II

Post by Georg Weinstabl » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:37 am

Hi,

Welcome on board. Nice story with what you came up with. Try to get familiar with our site and the functions to insert photos and place them online. We are an comunity international comunity and try to help each other. So you can come with any questions you have.

I hope that you did not through away the original craddle of the boat. it is very usefull. If it is still in Romania try to get it!
Georg
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Volga70
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Re: Romanian Volga called Rachetta II

Post by Volga70 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:46 am

Hi Eduard,

What is the progress of your Volga now? Do you have it in the water yet? Love to hear/see how your boat is doing!

Also, in your attached document you mentioned that you had help from an Akzo specialist who made a special paint plan for a certified repainting. Would you like to share his report/recommendations? I want to start working on my 1979 Volga soon, and I am curious what is the best way to protect my boat.

Cheers,

Maurits

Daan
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Re: Romanian Volga called Rachetta II

Post by Daan » Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:07 pm

Hi Eduard,

Nice story,

I also drove my volga From Latvia to Holland this summer. Can you tell us more about the paint? Maybe i can order it with your help? My Volga is also ready for painting soon.

Cheers,

Daan

Eduard
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Re: Romanian Volga called Rachetta II

Post by Eduard » Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:52 am

Hi Daan,

Since I had no time my paint job was done by Scheepvaartwinkel Arnhem. The top layer is a nailhard paint from http://www.de-ijssel-coatings.nl.
I hope this helps you. If you want more info please ask

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Re: Romanian Volga called Rachetta II

Post by Daan » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:02 pm

Hi Eduard,

Thanks for the information. I will contact them.

Cheers,

Daan

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