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.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Getting There

Thwarts in and more Varnol misted all over and the little boat is beginning to smell the water. I have simplified the aft seating plan from Iain's drawings, which seemed a bit too involved, and in my version the side benches can be simply unscrewed to give better access, something I am keen on in a clinker boat which needs to be washed out periodically. Easier to keep varnished too when the time comes.

Jobs to do include fitting the knees, making the foils and mast, turning her over to finish the bottom and a myriad of little things involving shiny bits of expensive bronze.

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