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    Default Some wooden boats in Helsinki Boat Show

    First picture is from the stand of the Finnish Wooden Boat Owners’ Association (about 600 members).





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    Default Re: Some wooden boats in Helsinki Boat Show

    Nice, thanks for posting.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: Some wooden boats in Helsinki Boat Show

    I'm not a fan of power boats, but that second photo pushes buttons I didn't know I had.

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    Default Re: Some wooden boats in Helsinki Boat Show

    Quote Originally Posted by robm View Post
    I'm not a fan of power boats, but that second photo pushes buttons I didn't know I had.
    What Rob said!
    "The enemies of reason have a certain blind look."
    Doctor Jacquin to Lieutenant D'Hubert, in Ridley Scott's first major film _The Duellists_.

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    Default Re: Some wooden boats in Helsinki Boat Show

    The second boat is called here something like ’fisherman boat’ - traditional displacement hull, adapted nowadays for cruising with necessary conveniences. Can be carvel vuilt, more common is clinker planking. Mostly motorboats, but there are many sailing versions that follow more or less the original sailing designs before the engines were used.

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    Default Re: Some wooden boats in Helsinki Boat Show

    That sailing dinghy takes my breath away! Any more pictures? Thanks for posting these!
    Jay

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    Default Some wooden boats in Helsinki Boat Show

    As per popular demand, a few pics more...




    The Cigar, built in 1929 as an experimental fast boat...




    Lottery boat... didn’t win it...





    An advance warning for possibly interested persons: Kotka city will hold a largish wooden boat festival next July, more than 130 boats attending.




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    Default Re: Some wooden boats in Helsinki Boat Show

    Thanks for posting. I have only been to Helsinki for one weekend. I was shocked to walk down to the harbor and see it packed full of wooden boats including many large schooners! Turns out it was a wooden boat festival and I got lucky on the timing. It left a very good impression of the city. I was served salmon chowder on board one of the schooners, and I still try to replicate that recipe.

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    Default Re: Some wooden boats in Helsinki Boat Show

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Greer View Post
    That sailing dinghy takes my breath away! Any more pictures? Thanks for posting these!
    Jay
    It's a lug rigged Herreshoff Coquina which was in the 2014 Raid Finland> From Duckworks http://duckworksmagazine.com/15/gatherings/raidfinland/

    Mats Vuorenjuuri's 14 ft Herreshoff Coquina lug-rigged cat boat. Mats and his son, Verneri, comprised one of three Finnish crews. He is a Herreshoff fan and, amazingly, acquired his beautiful unusual boat from a retired farmer in central Finland.


    Nick

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