WEST SYSTEM: Building an 18th century gajeta – Part 8
The finishing touches
In our latest instalment of the building of a replica of an 18th century Croatian Gajeta, ‘Lipa Moja’ becomes the sum of her parts. Many hours of craftsmanship – combined with the precision of CNC cutting and the adhesive power of WEST SYSTEM® epoxy – has resulted in a beautiful vessel that is ready to race.
Perhaps spurred on by the deadline for the local regatta, the 9m replica fishing boat Lipa Moja quickly comes together. This is largely due to her team working on separate components, all of which reach completion at roughly the same time.
Naval architect Srdan Dokovic’s idea to recreate a classic boat using traditional craftsmanship merged with modern tech has paid off. The butterfly is emerging from her cocoon.