AT17

AT17
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, 7 March 2014

A Toast to Alec

Well, Mr Jordan, the hull's finished and that's your job done. At which point I take my hat off to you. Thanks to whatever magic you managed to weave on your computer and cutting machines, all went together brilliantly, millimetre accurate. So well, that I would highly recommend anyone thinking of building any of Iain Oughtred's boat from scratch to think again and buy a kit from Alec Jordan.


The tedium of cutting plywood strakes from 8 x 4ft panels is taken care of, as is the business of spiling them. Don't get me wrong: it's not like building an Airfix kit; there's a lot of honest boat building to be done, but follow the plans Alec provides, make your scarphs as accurately as you can, take care to cut the bevels,  and you will be rewarded after a few weeks with a hull. Like this:


Then you're on your own.


2 comments:

  1. Great work Adrian, and fast too! I think you have convinced me about your choice of glue.

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  2. Well Done Adrian, and once again well done Alec. Having the planks cut really does make a big difference to getting the job done.

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