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TomasF
02-17-2002, 01:43 PM
Here in Scandinavia, wooden boats by CG Pettersson are very popular. Here is a site with photos of over 100 beautiful boats, most of them built 1905-1935.

http://www.trabatsakuten.nu/cgpsida/Pettersson_English.htm

/BR Tomas F.

Will
02-17-2002, 03:44 PM
I see Fliken had painted topsides in 1963 , and wonder if the cruisers were typically painted or bright when they were launched ?If you click on Ihre Wiking there's some interesting shots of the boats hull as she's picked off the beach with a crane truck , and subsequent repair .

Norske1
02-17-2002, 06:26 PM
VERY NICE SITE, THOMASF....BEING A NORWEGIAN/AMERICAN I ENJOY THESES " SCANDI" SITES

TomasF
02-18-2002, 01:53 AM
Hi Will
if built with Swedish pine ("furu") then they where often painted white, and if mahogany they where often varnished all the way down to the water level. So Flickan the an exception here.

The larges ones where painted though, like Carla III.

Carla III photo (http://www.mys.nu/Bildarkiv/Yachter/image28.htm) /BR Tomas F.

Jamie Hascall
02-18-2002, 11:16 AM
I had the joy of being in Stockholm last year and saw a number of these truly distinctive and amazing boats. It's great to finally have more of an idea of their origins. Thanks for the link.

Jamie

B.Marks
02-19-2002, 09:48 PM
That was great! Brought back fond memories of the years in Stockholm, we hauled a few of these at the yard on Lidingo, but saw many more while sailing in the archipelago. These boats go through the water so nicely, and are great to look at. Never felt the desire to rage at these boats when they went by.

Kristian
02-19-2002, 10:37 PM
What's the Finnish?

TomasF
02-20-2002, 02:20 AM
Hi Kristian,
the funny thing with Finnish is that it is not related to any other Scandinavian language, Finnish is only related to Hungarian(!). So unfortunately I have no idea what the Finnish means. I guess the years indicates build year, like 1911 for this one.

http://www.puuvene.net/Lehti/1997-2/kuvat/Fru_Petterson-1.jpg
More photos (http://www.puuvene.net/Lehti/1997-2/pettersson.html)

/Tomas F.

Kristian
02-20-2002, 10:59 PM
The Finnish on the boats. Jeez I thought that pun was too obvious. :rolleyes:

TomasF
02-21-2002, 03:13 AM
Ha :D
It's of course hard to get the perfect finnish on boats from 1910. Engines were soo weak that the hulls were made very light. Most common is half inch wood for hull and deck. So proper sanding will destroy such a boat in some decades.
Still some of the boats are in wonderful condition. Like the one below. Most use traditional varnishes like Epiphanes, Rylard or Sikkens. Was this sort of an answer (sorry for not really following your English). /T

http://www.mys.nu/Bildarkiv/Historic/images/MYS-H%20Carl%20Stuart.jpg

Kristian
02-22-2002, 12:39 AM
Sorry, I guess the joke was lost in the translation.
The boats are Scandinavian design with a high gloss varnish and lot's of brightwork. They have a good finish on them.
Finnland is a part of Scandinavia. Somebody from Finnland is said to be "Finnish".

I was joking between Finnish and the finish on the boats.

TomasF
02-22-2002, 01:20 PM
Yes we where lost... but we had a lot of fun as we understood how much we misunderstood.
/Tomas F.

Will
02-22-2002, 06:21 PM
http://www.puuvene.net/Lehti/1997-2/kuvat/Fru_Petterson-2.jpg

I liked this shot of the bare deck . Is the camera fooling us , or were the color contrasts in the finished deck achieved by staining ?

[ 02-22-2002, 06:28 PM: Message edited by: Will ]

TomasF
02-27-2002, 02:03 AM
I think this also is an effect of a lineseed oil treatment, that makes mahogany turn red and pine turn sharp yellow. /Tomas F.

Will
02-27-2002, 01:10 PM
Tomas I was thinking maybe on this boat all was pine with the covering board and kingplank stained to look mahogony .Look at the wide grain showing on the starboard bow ,while the grain of the other red planks is somewhat suspiciously obscured .Just curious .

TomasF
02-28-2002, 02:13 AM
Hi
good observation, I missed that. But the grain does not look like pine to me, at least not Scandinavian pine that has less than 1 mm between the "lines". Maybe "modern" environmental mahogany looks like this...
/Tomas F.