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    gokstad meets sampan
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    If form follows function, what is it about the seas there that creates a design like that?
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    The steep short seas on the N sea.

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    That's about as sprung-springy a sheer as I have ever seen.
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    Isnt it good?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    They built one of those, or one very similar at the Rockport Apprentice shop, with axes. It's pretty cool.
    It has a great long tiller that keys into a comb across the forward bit of that "house" if I remember right.

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    Norwegian

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    That is a small one. Ironically, the big ones were used for carrying Norwegian wood.


    Holvikejekta was used for transporting timber and firewood to Bergen. It had room for about 120 favn of firewood (1 favn = about 2.2 m3). If the wood had been chopped the year before, it would weigh less, and they once managed to carry as much as 150 favn. To accommodate such large volumes, stakes supporting upright wooden boards were placed along the sides of the hull. Ropes were fastened to the stakes near the top and stretched across the boat to secure the temporary construction.
    https://misf.no/en/nordfjord-museum/...m-holvikejekta
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    The boat in the photo appears to be from the Åfjords region. It looks like it has a transom stern which is not what you usually see. The Apprenticeshop built an Åfjords Lestabåt when the shop was in Rockport. That boat is double ended but otherwise does look very similar to the boat in the photo. Woodenboat published an article about sailing the Apprenticeshop built boat.

    You can see more boats from the Åfjords region here:

    Båtskott Trebåtbyggeri

    Einar Borgfjord is the head boatbuilder at that museum boatshop. He was also the lead builder on the boat built at the Rockport Apprenticeshop.

    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    They built one of those, or one very similar at the Rockport Apprentice shop, with axes. It's pretty cool.
    It has a great long tiller that keys into a comb across the forward bit of that "house" if I remember right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Etheredge View Post
    The boat in the photo appears to be from the Åfjords region. It looks like it has a transom stern which is not what you usually see. The Apprenticeshop built an Åfjords Lestabåt when the shop was in Rockport. That boat is double ended but otherwise does look very similar to the boat in the photo. Woodenboat published an article about sailing the Apprenticeshop built boat.

    You can see more boats from the Åfjords region here:

    Båtskott Trebåtbyggeri

    Einar Borgfjord is the head boatbuilder at that museum boatshop. He was also the lead builder on the boat built at the Rockport Apprenticeshop.
    It looks more like a Sunnfjord Jekti
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: Norweigen Wood

    With shrouds that far aft,was it square rigged?It definitely doesn't look like a rig that would be close winded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Meachen View Post
    With shrouds that far aft,was it square rigged?It definitely doesn't look like a rig that would be close winded.
    Yep, square rigged, and very handy.
    Norwegian boats do sail close-hauled

    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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