HOWB 105 – Interview the Expert | Nordic Builder Jay Smith on Lapstrake Construction

by admin on September 26, 2013

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Today’s podcast is an interview with Lapstrake building expert Jay Smith, owner of Aspoya Boats in Anacortes, WA.  This is the third of my Interview The Expert series of podcasts focused on 6 methods of boatbuilding: Carvel, Lapstrake, Cold Molded, Stitch and Glue, Strip Planked, and Skin-on-Frame.   I discuss each of these methods of construction in my eBook Get in the Wooden Boat Game: A Guide for Building Your First Boat which is available for $4.99 at this LINK.

In this interview, Jay discusses the ins and outs of the traditional method of Lapstrake (aka Clinker) buildingLapstrake boats have planks running end to end with overlapping and fastened edges. These boats require little to no internal framework since the longitudinal strength of the fastened planks creates a robust structure.

During the podcast, Jay discusses the following points on Lapstrake construction:

  • Description and history
  • Skill level required to utilize this method
  • Cost of this method versus other building methods
  • Time to build with Lapstrake versus other methods
  • Special tools and materials required
  • Pros and cons

To listen to previous podcasts with Jay check out HOWB007 and HOWB089.

Click on the green player button above to listen to the full Lapstrake Building interview with Jay!

Here’s some pics to enjoy:

Reflections of a Lapstrake boat.  Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

Reflections of a Lapstrake boat. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

Another lapstrake beauty at the 2013 Festival in Port Townsend, WA.  Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

Another lapstrake beauty at the 2013 Festival in Port Townsend, WA. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

 

Thanks to Jay for doing the interview.  Best to you all in your wooden boat adventures!

My SCAMP Build Update Here’s the latest picture of my SCAMP progress.  To see full updates, costs and hours spent, go to HookedOnWoodenBoats.com/SCAMP. She is for sale as a fully assembled kit.  Save yourself 200 hours and buy her assembled 😀

Foresail 1 on Sept 16, 2013.  Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

Foresail 1 on Sept 16, 2013. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

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