Glued-lapstrake plywood construction build two of john’s sailing dinghies—the frances 14 and 8′8″ compass harbor pram. john brooks—august 27–september 2. Faerings are the indigenous smallcraft of scandinavia, direct descendants of the viking ships that raided and traded throughout europe starting more than a thousand. Materials used in boat construction: material: notes/comments: wood: easily available in various different qualities (ie. exterior vs marine plywood)..