Vendia 9mm planking from Finland and Collano Semparoc glue from Switzerland, plus a few coats of International Clear Primer, white paint, what a brilliant combination to build a boat. Here's the latest Viking Boats of Ullapool creation, an Iain Oughtred-designed Arctic Tern, the 17ft version, after being turned. and at the long process of fitting out begins.

Friday, 18 February 2011

Time for a new Header

The old Oughtred faering I built has been popped back in its folder, to be replaced by a 15ft sjekte I built for a Sussex lake a year or so back. She was, to be honest, somewhat wasted on the water; a bit small for her, but she made a pretty enough picture, laid out on the bank under a washed out Sussex sky that day we went to launch her.

Probably my favourite rowing boat in terms of aesthetics to date. Quite narrow on the waterline, but that's fine for speed one up, and then as she settles with more crew she becomes more sedate.  What do you think? Be honest...

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful boat, great photo, nice looking header, but I miss the faering already. Perhaps if I knew it was coming back into the rotation at some point the sense of loss wouldn't be so great.

    Back to the current boat photo; as much as I like it as a dramatic header photo, it does distort the lines of the boat a bit. How about a post with three or four photos of the sjekte so I can get a better sense of her lines. Do you take requests? Well, you asked what I thought.