Clinker building in Scandinavia (somewhere)

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  1. lewisboats
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    Those guys talk funny but they certainly seem to know how to build a boat. What else would one expect from Vikings?.
     
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    Well, here in Finland, we do not exactly count ourselves as Vikings. But the tradition of building lapstrake boats and similarities in design are obvious.

    Jarmo

    Edit: And yes, we talk funny.
     
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    Jarmo; No offense intended with the Viking mention. That was a matter of cultural ignorance on my part. I do know that there are superb boat craftsmen in all parts of your region.
     
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    I'm not even going to mention what I thought the language was. Nothing funny about building a boat though. It's so pleasant to see a boat growing from such simple beginnings, no complex building jig, power tools or even plans apparently, just knowing what to do.
     
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    The language is Swedish, one of the dialects spoken east of the Gulf of Bottnia. About 5% of the Finnish population has Swedish as the native language, if my memory is correct.
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