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Jan 31, 2011, 04:37 PM
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Spanish fishing boat


Does anyone know where I can find information on the original/real boat of the shown model. Advice appreciated.

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Jan 31, 2011, 04:47 PM
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Double ender


Beautiful boat ..... how do you know it's Spanish ? did you build from a kit ?
Jan 31, 2011, 05:01 PM
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Many years ago I was walking through Madrid when I stumbled across a hobby shop and saw the hull and bought it on the spot. It is fibreglass and the planking and woodgrain are beautifully moulded in. I was based in England at the time and built the deckworks in conjunction with another guy (me doing the woodwork, R/C etc., he the rigging) who had some plans but he has since passed away and it is only now that I have wired in a sound system - petrol engine - and so wish to find out more of the type of boat it is.
Feb 01, 2011, 07:37 PM
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I think it maybe a Catilano fishing boat. A while back I contacted the Maritime museum in Barcalona for information and never got a response.
I recently saw a picture of a boat like this in a model magazine...think it was ships in scale.
Feb 02, 2011, 09:24 AM
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Lucky !


You are so lucky to have come across such a rare thing ... building scratch plank on frame would be way cool ...
Feb 02, 2011, 09:32 AM
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The hull and rudder looks very similar to the old 26ft double end Navy motor launch. Very nice model you have.
Feb 04, 2011, 01:49 AM
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I have sat on this boat since 1988 and have never sailed it once. I recently heard an engine sound system and thought it would sound great in this boat so I dug out the boat, cleaned it up and as I write I'm installing the system. I have spent most of the day trying to find out what the original is and have found out that it is a Llaut, a fishing boat based in Mallorca or Majorca. There is a bit of a cult with these boats and they make pleasure cruisers with the same hull form. Llaut is pronounced "Ya-oot" - how they get that I don't know. I'm very pleased with what I have been ignoring for so long. I have to mention Trevor who did the rigging etc. He has passed away but all credit to his efforts.

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Feb 05, 2011, 01:28 AM
Taking care of the pond.
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Nice looking boat.
Feb 05, 2011, 10:04 AM
Mmm, tugs...
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Double-L in Spanish is "Y"... Pancho Villa is "vee-ya", Mallorca = Majorca = "Mai-yorca"

Sweet model in any language. No clue to the hull-maker?


Check out the "naked" build:
http://www.modelismonaval.com/magazi.../galeria1.html

See also:
http://lorn6.deviantart.com/art/LLAUT-Espagnol-77468704
Suggests a Corel kit is available in 1:25, ~16 inches... might could be scaled!
Last edited by patmat2350; Feb 05, 2011 at 10:12 AM.
Feb 05, 2011, 10:16 AM
Mmm, tugs...
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Corel Llaut, available in the US for about $100:
http://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/...del-sm-44.html


These boats share a common ancestry with the "Monterey Clipper", which evolved from similar lateen rigged boats that immigrant Italian and Portuguese fishermen used in California.
Feb 05, 2011, 02:33 PM
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[QUOTE=patmat2350;17317746]Double-L in Spanish is "Y"... Pancho Villa is "vee-ya", Mallorca = Majorca = "Mai-yorca"

Sweet model in any language. No clue to the hull-maker?


No idea of who made hull. However I see that there is a large club - Google in "Llaut Modelismo" called "Llaut Modelismo Mallorca" which has it's own website and I would be pretty sure that if the hull is still commercially available they would know of it. Spanish speakers could probably find out. The hull I have is superb with so much detail cast in. I bought it in Madrid, maybe a search on the net for Madrid model boat orientated shops could turn something up. If so the question could also be asked - what else is available with this quality? Spanish speakers/writers again.
Feb 05, 2011, 02:58 PM
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I Googled in Llaut modelismo Images and got pages of photos including one which looks identical to my hull. There is also a book which I think includes plans which is also featured in the Image pages.
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Feb 05, 2011, 03:10 PM
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The lines on that boat are "catchy", to say the least, and I think PatMat has zeroed in on what kind of fisherman it is.
Feb 05, 2011, 04:07 PM
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Looking at the pages and pages of Llauts on "Llaut Modelismo" Google images there is a book of text on this type of boat and which includes plans. Available from nauticarobinson.com / see also nauticarobinson.com. Price 12.50 Euro. (What is that in dollars - not much I don't think).
This hull looks the same as mine.
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5086/...77509528f3.jpg
The real thing. Beautiful.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ghDygECClJ...0/alzina01.jpg
A more modern rig.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ghDygECClJ...Ug/s1600/4.jpg
This has nothing to do with Llauts but is on the Llaut Google Image Llaut pages - what on earth is going on here? From the Llaut image page.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/epa...PwtmSPg?size=l
Last edited by sandy1000; Feb 05, 2011 at 04:40 PM.
Mar 04, 2011, 03:03 PM
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Llaut


Sandymonart, you find any more on this type of boat / kit ? the corel kit, and many of the others in images have no prop., therefore sail only ... yours unique in this ? these are quite different I would think ...


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