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Small yacht (or pinas) on which Willem Jansz made the first landing on Australia in 1606 for the Dutch VOC
I realize that you built the model a long time ago and your son now has it. That's a very special gift for your son and your information has been helpful. I was just wondering if you have posted any other models on the forum and if you are currently building a model?
Thanks very much, Jean-Pierre. Your Pen Duick will be a treasure for your son. My son will inherit my models some day and I think they will mean a lot to him as a valued heirloom from his father.
Do you have any other build logs on this forum? Are you building anything now?
I find it a little difficult to give you precise answers. I gave the model away to my oldest son who lives in Switzerland while I am confined in Belgium, and this model was built in the 1990's. The rear end was thin indeed, I think on the real model no more than 10 to 15 cm judging by the photos. I remember I paid extra attention to the curved piece of mahogany wood (piece from the kit?). The "lip" you mention was not a problem for me, as I intended to paint the hull anyway. By the way the Baron kit had provided mahogany strips for the second planking, which remained in the box and which I still use on occasions, because this was very difficult to smooth down. The deck I painted black, and the planking was made of 2mm wide strips of ...balsa wood. I let a space between the planks to simulate the caulking.
I made a few mistakes as well: I induced a very little mast rake which shouldn't be there. As a result, my main sail bulges a little. Then there was the screw, of course. I suppose it was a 2-blade one, but Tabarly may well have been tempted to use a foldable screw.
And last, the fore construction (can't find the name: luke?) which I think Artesania represents as a fairly square box, while referring to the pictures I have the fore end should be smaller than the rear one. I'm still not sure.
The stanchion could have come with the kit, but then , apart from most blocks, it was all hand made stuff.
Oh, I forgot: Pen Duick was only my second wood ship model, and I thought as an idiot that the nails in the kit were meant to nail the planks to the hull. I quickly saw that it is impossible to get a smooth hull with those bloody nails in it. I removed all of them, and I dare say that Pen Duick is my best hull ever. In the meantime I have a grrrrreat collection of small nails!
I will certainly love to follow your build log. Happy building!