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.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Working on a Saturday?

To get a head start on Monday we spent a couple of hours steaming a second strake onto the garboards. We'll do the other one after the weekend, unless Mattis decides to sneak down to the shed and do it on his own; which he has shown himself to be clearly capable of doing (albeit on The Sabbath).

Now working on the Lord's Day up here is still frowned upon in some circles, along with washing your socks and hanging out the linen. A sheep in distress can be helped and emergencies attended to, but I think the line would be drawn well short of steaming a plank on a wooden boat.

So, here's the scene as I left it on Saturday morning... I suspect when I arrive on Monday Mattis will have finished the boat, such is his skill and enthusiasm!

1 comment:

  1. I'm trying to keep abreast of you fellows and though my hull is planked, I suspect you will beat me to it. Good job!