Friday, February 4, 2011

Other Valgerdas

Doryman's Valgerda at the Toledo Wooden Boat Show last August.

I correspond regularly with two other Valgerda owners - Doryman, who lives just down the coast, and Rick, who lives on the other coast - and I'd like to add to the list.

There must be more; the design has been around since 1952. John Kohnen snapped a few pictures of two different Valgerdas at recent Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festivals. I also saw one for sale on the East Coast a few years ago. It would be nice to have a list of builders, owners or former owners.

Heck, I'd even like to talk to folks who have just sailed or rowed one. Or even people who are thinking of building one.

I'd also like to talk to owners and builders of Kari 2, the Selway-Fisher faering of about the same size and style. I own a set of plans for this boat and almost built it, but the Atkin plan won out.

So, if you fit any of the above categories please let me know through the comment section of this blog. I would like this to be a place where we can share stories and ideas about this great design.

Rick's Valgerda


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  2. Hello Brandon

    I am seriously considering building a Valgerda.

    I think this boat is one of the most beautiful
    and authentic looking Faerings around ,( apart from the traditionally built ones of course !).

    Unfortunately building one ( traditionally ) with solid lumber is not an option for me .

    I am a bit apprehensive about all that lofting.Which reminds me , both you and Rick Cardone mention an error with Mr Atkin`s offsets , can you elaborate on this please ?

    Did you find that the offsets given were relatively close after fairing the lines ?

    Is this boat "a handful "to row ?

    Best regards ,