AT17

AT17
The blog will now be devoted not to boat building but to my 82-year-old Vertue, Sally II, now undergoing a well needed refit at Johnson & Loftus in Ullapool (and gliding...)

Thursday, 6 August 2015

LAUNCH TIME (at last..) A WORLD FIRST FOR VENDIA/COLLANO CLINKER

That's it, then. In the water, quick row and all's well with Bob. In fact I would not hesitate to claim that this was among my all time favourites, along side the faerings.

So, here's the evidence. What do you reckon? Is Vendia planking, glued with Collano Semparoc, with Vendia laminated frames, riveted to the shell, not a fine way to build a clinker boat? Better than traditional larch on oak, perhaps? A modern alternative to an old method that may have had its day? Or just a better way than building in plywood and epoxy.

And as far as I am aware, this is a world first: the first Vendia/Collano clinker boat, and one of the first of Paul Gartside's elegant Bobs to be built in clinker, rather than strip plank.

How did she row? What do you reckon...!













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