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  1. Hi there, I'm Kristoffer from western part of Norway - currently living in Oslo. Always had an interest in large ships, got to be amazed by the Tall Ship Races in 2001 when they visited Ålesund. I blame my father and both grandfathers for giving me this interest in watery crafts, as they were (and are) all men of the sea - I diverted from this path myself as i found "computers" to be my forte (unfortunately). Built plastic models as a kid, but nothing has survived, always wanted to try my hand at a wood kit but never did - until mid January when I bought AL's Endeavour's Longboat. Found this site during the build of this small craft, unfortunately a bit late for some of it - the hull has a bit odd shape, planking is not perfect (or even good in some areas), the rigging is a bit off (I will blame the instructions, and the wonky sails included in the kit), ran out of thread and the rudder is too large (didn't notice before i had fitted the hinges). But it looks good enough for me (from a distance) as a first, so I'm not redoing it - learned heaps and loved it. AL's new Swift and Mare Nostrum (I wanted to try painting) is on my shelf ready to be built - looking at your build logs and learning before doing, thank you for all the information you've put up here! Here she is, my first, oh and the anchor is currently broken. Still needs her colours, and some tidying up.

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