During 2015, the Viking Ship Museums boatbuilders built a reconstruction of the Gislinge Boat. A number of questions arose during this process: could the height of the freeboard be increased? Is there an advantage to be gained in having more than three rowing stations? Would altering the sails shape impact on the boats trim? Now we offer a new interpretation of the upper parts of the hull, an interpretation based on their experiences sailing with Gisle the previous year.