Wisløff modellbygg Nordlandsbåt

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So, i wanted to start this build about a year ago, but a move to new town and being busy at work have halted it, but HERE WE GO!

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First, a short introduction to the history of these boats.
Nordlandsbåt is a traditional, clinker-hulled sailing boat which were built in Norway, in the regions of Nordland, Troms and Finnmark. Nordlandsbåt were for many hundreds of years the most used boats in northern Norway. they were propelled by both sails and oars, their shape likened that of a viking ship with high and straight bow and sleek hull shape. Bigger ones had a removable cabin in the rear of the ship, which had a small stove for heating inside. They were used mostly as fishing vessels and for carrying small cargo, there was a bigger ship called Norldandsjekta for bigger cargo. Spruce was used most in the boats built in Bindal and Rana, In Salten they were built mostly from pine. There were many different sizes of these boats, but no accurate standards; the lengths depended on the builder.

Class names ( i won't write explanations as this would turn into a 100-page historic)

Færingen, length was 14-16 feet, two pairs of oars.

Halvtredjerømming, length was 17-18 feet, two pairs of oars.

Trerømming, length was 19-21 feet, three pairs of oars.

Halvfjerderømmingen, length was 21-23 feet, three pairs of oars.

Firroringen, length was 23-25 feet, four pairs of oars.

Halvfemterømming, length was 26-30 feet, four pairs of oars.

Åttring, length was 28-34 feet, four to five pairs of oars.

Seksroring or Storåttring, length was 34-42 feet, five pairs of oars.

Fembøring, length was 41-48 feet, five to six pairs of oars.

Stor-fembøring, length was 45-52 feet, six pairs of oars.

My kit is a Storåttring from Rana, built around 1890.

I started building this kit by making the front wall of the rear cabin called ''Løfting'' in Norwegian, and manufacturing two water pailers ''ausekar'' and a fish gaff ''fiskeklepp''. I made the doors openable as i want to have the interior of the rear cabin visible too without having to lift the whole cabin off.

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And i built the mast and most of the rigging ready.
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I re-made all the fuselage formers, as the originals were too asymmetric to use, and they were made of plywood, which doesn't look nice.
These ones are raw, un-shaped ones. I will shape them better just before attaching them to the keel. Also, i managed to already break the tip of part 4 off, but i will attach a new piece to it later on.

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I also built the rudder and steering rod ready waiting for the brass fittings.
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I roughly shaped the keel of the boat, next up is sanding it to final dimensions and then i have to jump into the scary part, which is gluing the formers to the keel and sanding them without breaking. then i have to tackle the planking of the hull, which is probably gonna be difficult to get looking nice and tidy, as it needs to look nice from the inside, too.
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I am gonna build this kit slowly during the winter, hoping for it to be done at next spring.
 
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I remember corresponding with you when you were trying to find kits from Wisløff. They are pretty much unavailable now, since the facility that produces them burned down a few years ago. I have their Oselver, as well as their Nordlandsjekta and I am hoping that the person who produced these kits will allow the drawings at least to be made available somehow. This kit is second now on my build list, but I am moving along nicely. I will be watching this log with great interest. Good to run into you again.
Bill
 
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I remember corresponding with you when you were trying to find kits from Wisløff. They are pretty much unavailable now, since the facility that produces them burned down a few years ago. I have their Oselver, as well as their Nordlandsjekta and I am hoping that the person who produced these kits will allow the drawings at least to be made available somehow. This kit is second now on my build list, but I am moving along nicely. I will be watching this log with great interest. Good to run into you again.
Bill
Hi! I remember! I am hoping i could find the other ships too, but i'm afraid they are not available from anywhere... I might have a go to talk to mr. Wisløff himself in Norway about the future of these kits. I would love to build the Nordlandsjekta, oselver and spisser too.
 

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Hallo @Virtakuono ,
we wish you all the BEST and a HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Enjoy your day

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We all hope you will show us some updates of your Nordlandsbåt
 
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Congratulations on the day, how is the Norlandsbåt prosjeket going?, greeting Knut-
 
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Hi! I remember! I am hoping i could find the other ships too, but i'm afraid they are not available from anywhere... I might have a go to talk to mr. Wisløff himself in Norway about the future of these kits. I would love to build the Nordlandsjekta, oselver and spisser too.
Hello again, hope you are staying safe. I am in New York which is somewhat of a war zone-like atmosphere at the moment. You had mentioned a while back that you may try to speak with Mr. Wisloff. If you have contact information for him, would you mind sharing it with me so I can take a shot at corresponding with him as well? If he is willing to negotiate with copyright matters, I would love to see an active kit manufacturer continue to produce these kits. It's a shot in the dark but one well worth taking. I can't imagine he'd be content with seeing his life's work just vaniish.
 
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