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.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Framing

With Bob set up level, it was time to take the first shot of how she might sit on the water. Cleaned and sealed, I laminated the frames at stations 3, 6 and 9 using the moulds.
 

The frames, made up from three laminates of 6mm Vendia (3/4in x 1 1/4in) were flexible enough to conform nicely to the hull, even though the radius taken from the moulds would have been marginally greater. With 12 plies going one way, and four the other way, within the three layers of  Vendia, it is no surprise the frames were stiff, yet retained enough flex to allow them to be twisted into the bevel of the hull at stations 3 and 9.



Station 6, where the hull is flat to the frame, was a doddle. There will be floors at mid stations to take the slatted floorboards, probably mahogany.


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