The building site
not easy to find a suitable site for building the boat. The
to be paid seems to be as high as for a normal flat. Some
farmer offer barns of 200qm
and expect 600 Euro. At the beginning of my search I find suitable
building sites only far away from my city. But driving car only for
reasons of his hobby is not reasonable for a sailer who loves nature!
So I continue with my search and in the end I find a huge
barn not very expensive which I can go to riding
to buy high-quality wood
high-quality wood is not easy too. Even if you have managed a
lot of projects with wood you'll appreciate good pieces of advice.
I decided to call the local merchant by phone and to explain my wishes.
I emphasised that the price is not that important an that wanted to get
highest quality! That's absolutely reasonable if you take into account
that bad quality means a lot of work, ditching a huge amount of wood
due to cracks or knotholes. All about the wood is not the most
resource - it is your time! In my case I made a date with the chief
purchaser of the merchant. He explained me quality and origin
of different trunks of oak, so I was well sustained to decide which
trunk I wanted to buy: I decided for a good aok from Alsace and some
planks of larch.
If you have problems in finding good wood in your town I would not
hesitate to order the wood from places somewhere else. High quality is
very important, and freight charges are normally not very
The wood is brought to the dockyard by truck
With a big circular saw the huge planks a cutted. Than they can be put
on the circular saw bench to be cut more preciesly.
The planing machine is used to plane the planks very precisely.
Veneers of Larch
For the skin of the hull I use larch veneers
of 2,0mm and 2,5mm - five layers for the skin, four layers for interior
More than 230qm veneers of larch.