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Old Dec 28, 2010, 03:53 AM
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it gadda be in da wadda

Yep!
This will become a fully operational Pirate Galeon!

Lower hull in fibreglass epoxy with internal and (removeable) external ballast, almost invisible waterpump drive, rigging also fully operational plus firing cannons like the 1:25 H.M.S Surprise in this forum - and so on.

Im trying to build this like Hollywood would probably build a big one - 40 meters overall - for a new Pirate Movie.
A quick and economical build for the not-so-eyecatching details like the submerged part of it, but lots of wood above CWL.

If I remember correctly, there was a BOUNTY rebuild in the 80, which had a steelhull and a diesel engine, but all above CWL was close to original -
it simply was cheaper and faster to build for the movie.
I think it was the one with Marlon Brando as Mr.Fletcher Christian.
Also this BOUNTY rebuild was about a third or a quarter smaller than the original,
but even my trained eye was unable to see that in the movie.
I just read it somewhere.

I dont want to spend to much time on woodplanking over frames -
like our Master Model Shipwright Mr. Yancovitch has done in such a beautiful way.

Im simply to impatient to wait such a long time
untill I get to the really interesting part of the build.
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