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Jun 26, 2012, 08:43 AM
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Traditional Boats of Ireland Project

Was over on MBM & came across this excellent resource for anyone who loves old wooden boats, especially those with sails. The 3D scanned hull line drawings you can download for free are some of the best I've seen.

The Traditional Boats of Ireland Project is the result of a combined effort by Irish people who are passionate about the rich diversity of boat types throughout the country. This project is a by-product of a loosely affiliated group of individuals with a shared realisation that Ireland’s traditional boat types are rapidly disappearing. The purpose of this website is to raise awareness of the rich diversity of our maritime traditions

Many thanks to Andy from MBM for posting the link.
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Jun 28, 2012, 02:31 AM
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Very important project indeed. The Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland & Labrador in Winterton, does fantastic work in keeping information and boat building alive in Newfoundland. I would suspect their boats are similar to Irelands as thousands of Irish immigrated to Newfoundland since the 1500's. They have a great website as well. Please visit their site at
They actually have a boat being built so visitors can see how it was done.
Jul 31, 2012, 06:02 AM
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Bummer, the TRADBOATS.IE link is down & account suspended.
Jul 31, 2012, 05:09 PM
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This Facebook page may be of interest to people, drawings were done by Traditional Boats Of Ireland scanned from a scale model as no full size boat exists. The "Kinsale Hooker" is similar to the "Galway Hooker". Scale Plans are included in the photos page and lots of photos of the original model and the construction of a model from the new plans, work in progress.

Nov 22, 2012, 06:05 PM
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Good to see the site is back up.

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