8 January 2011

Lapstrake!?









Snooping around my geepee's (grand-parents) house again. This time, I found, in a dusty old box, untouched for about 20 years, a project that my Grandpa (aka Ralph) and I had started when I was about 12 years old. I had said;
"Can we make a viking ship? It has to be lap-strake too..." 
(Lapstrake?- you know... Lapstrake)
I 'd say the lapstrake was our undoing. Looks like we got about five planks of balsa lapstraking on the sides and called it macaroni. Note old Dala horse., casting a doubtful scandinavian eye over our workmanship...

Other teen boatbuilding/ viking epidsode here

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