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.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Faering Finished

That's it then. The third faering out of the workshop, and the first in Vendia. Nothing I can say now can add to what I said about the material in past blogs, and from now on all my boats will be built using the stuff (unless I get a commission for a solid wooden boat...!)

Thanks Iain for designing such a delightful boat and to Alec Jordan for turning out millimetre perfect planks.

The more traditional framing, by the way, comes from the Woodfish design, rather than the much simpler Elfyn. And you'll note the aft thwart has been moved forward so as to keep crew weight more central if sailing single handed. It is removable if more leg room is need for rowing.

Old photos, I'm afraid, some of them from way back when framing up.
Here goes:

1 comment:

  1. Excellent work Adrian. She looks really sweet.
    Cannot get Vendia downunder but it appears to make a very nice finish.