Sunday, 10 March 2013

Details of Runa IV restored

Details of the restored vessel Runa IV
Lines drawing copyright G H Gilbert November 2010
Skylight, coach roof, spar (spinnaker pole?) and topsides.

Mizzen shrouds, main sheet, mizzen mast and aft deck

Companion way hatch, cockpit and coaming.

Tiller and lazarette hatch.


Coachroof, jackyard topsail

Monday, 11 July 2011

Runa IV and the Dolphins

Photograph of Runa IV accompanied by a pod of dolphins in the bay of Audierne, July 2011.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Runa IV - deck

Frigg/Vita II

Frigg, originally called Vita II is also considered a Runabåd. She was built 9 years after Runa VI, by Carl Madsen, Gudhjem, Bornholm in 1936. Frigg may be set apart from her siblings in that she was built for a customer and not for Rønne personally, although that's to be confirmed.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Runa IV - April 2011

Chantier du Guip are currently working on the deck and the interior of Runa IV whilst her rig is prepared by a local rigger. Her stays are to be galvanised, as they were in 1918, wheras her deck is to be furnished with polished bronze. 

Runa VI in France


Runa VI has been transported to Chantier du Guip in Brest. She is in poor condition and will be restaured to the same degree as Runa IV. There are some differences to be seen in the original construction and some later modifications of interest, for example the frame/knee/deck beam in the forward cabin.