boat-building-msg - 1/21/08 Building boats using medieval techniques. Modern re-creations of medieval boats and ships.
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Date: 3 Mar 1997 17:49:30 -0800
I'm surprised no one else has brought this up yet, but while we're on the subject: Author Hodding Carter and assoc's. have commissioned the construction of a clinker-built Viking ship by master boatbuilder Rob Stevens in Maine. An Atlantic passage is planned this summer. (from CBS News' "Travels with Harry") The ship's working title at the yard? The Kevorkian.
morric at bitsmart.com
From: Matthew Legge
Subject: Re: Boat Building. Anyone do it?
Date: Tue, 04 Mar 1997 12:27:27 +0800
Also in Fremantle Western Australia they are building a sea worthy
replica of the "Duyfken", a small Dutch vessal of the VOC circa 1606.
From: "Paul A. Byers"
Subject: Re: Boat Building. Anyone do it?
Date: Tue, 04 Mar 1997 12:42:21 -0600
Organization: The University of Arkansas
Master Hal of Calontir got his Larel for boat building and research.
From: destry at netcom.com (Fellwalker)
Subject: Re: Starting a Boat/Ship Building Guild (Innerkingdom)?
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 21:54:30 GMT
Morgoth (morgoth at nome.net) wrote:
: Anyone in top starting one, or is there already one?
: I can imagine at Pennsic and other a events, the
: Guildmaster/Mistresses of Each Kingdoms Guilds getting together
: to discuss what major project to work on next. Or just talk B.S.
The West Kingdom and Caid have "Royal Navies" (which are their nautical
guilds), and do include those interested in boatbuilding. Someone in
(Includes nice diagrams of the boat construction with labels for the
names of the various parts, which is nice to use as a companion when
reading Br¿gger and Shetelig).
Contacts for the Ansteorran Longship Company
Master Ivar Runamagi, OP (ivar_runamagi at hotmail.com)
Master Rognvaldr Tilbuin, OP (rholtz at texas.net)
Lord Rolf the Dane (jeffreysbrehm at yahoo.com)
Lord Thorgard In Svarti is the moving force behind the ALC, but as far
as I am aware he is not electronically connected. Ivar, Rognvaldr or
Rolf will be able to put you in contact with him, however.
Subject: Information about the Mayflower III
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2000 22:25:40 +0200
I write over all the replica's and reconstructions in the world. Till now 255 ships.
I know a little about the Mayflower III. I know she is build on the river Thems. Where is the ship build (on the kay or by a Yard. When is the keel layed. When is the ship launched. Who was her buildingmaster? Perhaps you know what was or is the reason that she buid? Is London her home harbour? What is her employment when the ship is back from her millennium voyage to Amerika?
Who is her owner?
Are the measurs the same as the Mayflower II.
Length over all 32,40 meter ~ 106,23 feet.
Length on the waterline 24,25 meter ~ 79,51 feet.
Breath 7,85 meter ~ 25,74 feet.
Depth moulded 5,57 meter ~ 18,26 feet.
Draught 3,87 meter ~ 12,69 feet.
Sailarea 470,00 m2 ~ 5.222 sq. feet.
Thanks for the information. Peter Lazet Jacq. Oppenheimstr.
Amsterdam The Netherlands.
From: "Soren Larsen"
Subject: Re: Small Things
Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2006 15:06:21 +0200
kenney at cix.compulink.co.uk wrote:
> jacklinthicum at earthlink.net () wrote:
>> Trenails seem to have been used on ships and buildings near
>> the sea.
> In part that is because iron corrodes faster than properly
> seasoned and preserved wood especially in a salt environment. The
> corrosion can result in an iron nail expanding and forcing wood
OTOH are treenails more at risk from shipworms which is
one reason baltic ships of the nordic tradition would have
treenails while the atlantic norse ships would use iron rivets.
Ship worm is rather rare in the Baltic due to the low
From: Chris Zakes
Date: July 1, 2007 10:39:29 AM CDT
To: "Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc."
Subject: [Ansteorra] Viking longship story
Interesting article on experimental archeology: a group of folks are
gong to sail a reconstructed viking longship from Denmark to Dublin.