February 15, 2017

”Working with wood is a good way of switching off”

Former lawyer, Ewan from Scotland found that running his own law firm for about forty years was quite stressful way of life and working with wood was a good way of switching off. Ewan had built his first boat in 1986 and now he is building his eighth boat, Kotik. Kotik is a boat model designed by Iain Oughtred and a stretched version of his Wee Seal. It’s a small double-ended cruising yacht with a gaff rig. “I will also install a stove to keep warm in harbour”, says Ewan. He has built different boats in every few years but the favourite is always the one you are building just now. The present one, Kotik, is also the most challenging. 

Picture by Ewan

Ewan will use VENDIA marine plank for the hull. He had read about VENDIA and liked the idea of plywood that had been made without destroying the natural structure of the wood. “VENDIA has proved to be very flexible and the quality is consistently excellent. It is suitable for this boat model because it enables quite tight curves”, says Ewan. 

Picture by Ewan

Picture by Ewan

You can follow the progress of Kotik from Ewan’s blog >>

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