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Pen Duick, Fife 1898, 1/10.

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Pen Duick, Fife 1898, 1/10.
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Pen Duick is the name best known for a series of ocean racing yachts sailed by French yachtsman Eric Tabarly. Meaning coal tit in Breton it was the name Tabarly's father gave to the 1898 Fife gaff cutter he purchased, and that his son learned to sail.[1]He thereafter used the name for a series of successful racing yachts through the '60s and '70s.

The hull is wood planking and covered with epoxy fiber glass. All is hand made. If you ask yourself why there is no mast, it’s simply that I don’t have enough room because it would be too high ;) 

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Beautiful and inspirational model.  The deck planking is spot on.  Particularly the fitting of the king plank.  Remarkable finish too.  Thanks for posting.

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Absolutely gorgeous! I love the Pen Duick and I'm currently building the Artesania Latina kit model but it won't be half as good as your model. Where did you get the plans for your Pen Duick model?

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13 hours ago, BobG said:

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the Pen Duick and I'm currently building the Artesania Latina kit model but it won't be half as good as your model. Where did you get the plans for your Pen Duick model?

Thanks Bob, I have used the plan from an french magazine called MRB and it was in no 379. I had to make some corrections and modifications especially on the deck because there was some mistakes. I also used some photos and I have the chance to live 15 minutes away from Pen Duick harbour.

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2 hours ago, Bastaco56 said:

Thanks Bob, I have used the plan from an french magazine called MRB and it was in no 379. I had to make some corrections and modifications especially on the deck because there was some mistakes. I also used some photos and I have the chance to live 15 minutes away from Pen Duick harbour.

Thanks Bastaco56. Do you know if the plans from MRB 379 are available anywhere? I would love to get a set of those plans. What are the dimensions of your model and what woods did you use for the deck and hatches?

 

 

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22 hours ago, BobG said:

Thanks Bastaco56. Do you know if the plans from MRB 379 are available anywhere? I would love to get a set of those plans. What are the dimensions of your model and what woods did you use for the deck and hatches?

 

 

Hi Bob, there is also a plan in the magazine n 466 from MRB... https://www.abebooks.fr/rechercher-livre/titre/les-bateaux-de-tabarly/ , this a link I found in France. I don’t know why but it seems to be difficult to find a plan form her nowadays. Just an advise check always the deck composition on the plan there is always some mistakes, you compare with pics you have on the web. Ex the front hatch is almost square and not trapezoidal like you often find on plans. Best regards

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Thank you so much for the information, Bastaco56! That's very kind of you.

 

I would love to try and scratch build the Pen Duick someday if I can ever find some good plans. Until then, I'll do the best I can with the Artesania Latina model although it is not as authentic as I would like it to be.

 

Best regards,

Bob

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2 hours ago, BobG said:

Thank you so much for the information, Bastaco56! That's very kind of you.

 

I would love to try and scratch build the Pen Duick someday if I can ever find some good plans. Until then, I'll do the best I can with the Artesania Latina model although it is not as authentic as I would like it to be.

 

Best regards,

Bob

Hi Bob, it’s normal to help. Artesiana kit is a good basis you just have to add your own touch to make it different.

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