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.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Auk Finished

Not much to say so here are some photos of the stretched Auk, Big Auk (Ork?) ready for collection. The rig will now be a sprit, and will be made when the time comes. For now she will be rowing only.

The centre thwart has a removeable aft slat, the reason being that the rower can choose the most comfortable distance from the back of the thwart to the rowlock, which foir an adult is around 12in. Children will want to row with the slat in, a shorter arm's length away from the rowlock, about 8in, whereas an adult will want the full stretch, in which case the slat can be removed.

Not seen that before in a dinghy, but I have often wished for it when I have found the rowlocks just a little too near for comfort.

So, here she is.













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