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Viking Long Boats
Olivia Branderon 4 September 2012
Transcript of Viking Long Boats
How to construct a longboat! The hull of the longboat was made from either oak or ash, it then was trimmed with a axe, where it was waterproofed with horse hair or wool soaked in boiled tree sap! The crossbeams were overlaid with a pine deck with benches for the Viking to sit on. Ribs were tied in place with fibrous roots. Materials used to construct;
Oak, Ash, Elm, Larch, Pine (Types of Woods)
Axe (for trimming)
Horse hair or wool soaked in boiled tree sap
Moss or rags (to hold the boat together)
Wool (for the sail) -The wool was either a traded object or off sheeps
-Oak, Ash, Elm, Larch, Pine were found in the Scandinvia's forests
-Axe was either a traded object or made from scratch
-Horse hair was off their horses
-Moss or rags were traded objects 1 Lay the keel down. The keel is a heavy beam that is the backbone of long ship, it runs along the center of the bottom of the hull. The keel of a Viking longboat is shaped into the letter 'T' with the upper wings angled slightly upwards. The boards that form the hull of the boat will be fastened to the undersides of the upper portions of the T. 2 Fasten the stem and stern to the keel. The stem is the beam that continues the 'keel' upwards on the front . The front of the boat known as the 'stern' has the same purpose of the rear. Wooden plugs are then used to make this attachment. Construction must soild! 3 Attach the first course of the hull boards to the keel. Each course of the hull boards is lapped over the previous hull board. T. Then the hull boards are attached to each other by a method known as iron clinkering. 4 Build the interior ribs of the boat. These are made from naturally bent logs. Instead the ribs are often made from multiple pieces of wood assembled to create the proper angles to support the hull of the boat. The ribs provide strength to the hull. They will also support for any boat deck built into the longboat and the point of attachment for the mast. 5 Add seats and decking as well as the rudder. Decking is supported by the ribs. Seats or benches are installed to place the crew properly for rowing the Viking longboat. Treat the boat with a mixture of turpentine and tar. Apply a first coat made up of a higher portion of turpentine to allow the mixture to penetrate the wood. A second or even third coat can be made with a higher concentration of tar. How to construct a Long Boat! -The wood was used to construct the whole boat
-The axe was used for trimming the wood down
-Horse hair or wool soaked in tree sap was for waterproofing
-Moss and rags were to hold the boat up together
-Wool was used to make the sail Tools required;
Either, Oak or Ash
Tar or turpentine
Naturally bent logs
Skill Uses and Advantages of Viking Long-Boats Viking Long-Boats/Ships had many advantages to the Vikings, The boats carried Viking traders and explorers for long distances, through the seas and long rivers. Their boats are a sign of great wealth and power. Viking Long-Boats could be carried over land by some of the crew that happened to be traveling on the boat. Some Vikings rulers were buried with their boats or even burned with their boats. Five Advantages of these boats;
They can travel long distances
They can hold up to 100 warriors
The boat is very light-weighted
The boat is long and wide in the centre, allowing the speed in the water to be faster and room for transport goods
They could sail very close to shore, without hitting the ground. (Random Fact) Hello, This is all about; (Random Fact) Viking Long-Boats are the best type of boat a Viking would need for his/her tribe. They can carry over 100 warriors excluding weapons. Viking Long-boats aren't just any ordinary boat, They are the most handy boats that a Viking could have! Want one of these amazing, handy Viking Long Boats? Call this number-
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