Strandbarmen Faerings.

Here are a few more photos from my trip to Norway. They are of some typical Hardanger or Strandbarmen Faerings that were built at the Hardanger Fartøyvern Centre. Faerings are four oared boats and the Hardanger area was famous throughout Norway for the quality of its boats.
two new faerings.You can see above and in a close up below how the boats are supported on dry land. A three pronged piece of a tree is trimmed to create a tripod with one longer arm which is slid under the boat.Boat support made from three branched tree pieceBelow is a good view of the framing and thwarts of a Faering. As you can see there is a framing member below the thwart. The thwart is then removable for when more space is needed in the boat. You can also see the small stern frame called a rong, this frame is canted, that is, it’s not vertical. It’s easier to fit this way. Previously the inwales would have stopped here making the boat very flexible which was the way buyers would test a boat before buying. If it was too stiff it would be rejected as it wouldn’t ride the waves well.Frames of FaeringThe next boat is an Otring or eight oared boat. You can see in this one that the rong or forward frame is extended above the gunwale for use as a tie off point. You can also see in the stern that the inwale doesn’t extend all the way to the sternpost. Eight oar boatWhy not contact Tiernan Roe, about having your own boat built, by phoning +353 (0)28 38973 or e-mailing

Roeboats, Ballydehob, Co. Cork, t:+353 (0)28 38973 m: +353 (0)86 158 69 37

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