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.

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...!













6 comments:

  1. Looks superb. Who wouldn't love to have a boat like that?

    "Better than traditional larch on oak?" I guess only time will tell - you might have to wait a long time before you know for certain.

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  2. Excellent work (as usual). Was the downwind rig built for the Bob? Any reviews there? Been eyeing this boat for a while. Thanks-

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  3. No rig, yet. Reviews soon in Classic Boat and Woodenboat.

    Thanks for kind words. Great boat from a great designer.

    Adrian

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  4. May well be both a world first and world last as according to their website they've stopped making Vendia...

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  6. Hi Adrian- I am a boatbuilder in there US, and I am very interested in the Collano Semparoc glue you have used in this build. If you could froward any info on this material, I would appreciate it. My email is walter@oldwharf.com my web site is www.oldwharf.com

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