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Mellanöka lines plan

Currently working on lines for a reproduction Mellanöka, the traditional small working boat of the Stockholm archipelago. These boats were used for fishing and transport among the islands, typically setting a large gaff main and small jib. They were usually built of Scots pine on oak. This will be a relatively small one at 17′ length over all.

The mast often has an interesting degree of forward rake, spreading a surprising amount of canvas. Scantlings are small as the waters of the archipelago are generally sheltered. The finish is usually Roslagsmahogni, that is mahogany from Roslagen, an area North of Stockholm. It consists of equal measures raw linseed oil, pine tar, and turpentine.