How to Restore a Traditional Wooden Boat in 12 Minutes

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Maybe you've always wanted to learn how to restore a wooden boat but didn’t have the skills.

Now, a 12-minute video compilation shows some of the tricks of the trade the shipwrights at Norway’s Hardanger Ship Preservation Center used to bring the 1888 fishing vessel Fremad II back to life over the past four years.

After you watch the video you still may not be able to do a full restoration, but you’ll pick up some great tips.

You can learn more about the Fremad II, her history, and watch an earlier video here.


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