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Javier Baron

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About Javier Baron

  • Birthday 02/28/1948

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    Madrid - Spain

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  1. Thank you, Betaqdave. Is not a spare rig, but a feature from larger, more archaic Latin vessels. The alternative spar (“entena”) which the model features on the deck that was already rigged with its corresponding halyard and that could be quickly hoisted once the sail was spanned, replacing the one that had been hoisted until then. In this way, the amount of rag released due to the prevailing wind could be quickly adjusted. In the model, the alternative “entena” is somewhat shorter than the bearing, so it would correspond to the bad weather sail, stronger and thicker.
  2. This is the last addition I have made to my collection. I have not published its construction process in the forum because, being similar to the one I have used in other models, I have the impression that it could have turned out without much interest. And now, by way of introduction, a bit of history: the “speronara” was a boat used mainly in Malta, although it was also present in Sicily. It had remarkable nautical qualities, mainly highlighting its speed, which is why it was frequently used by Maltese for smuggling. In addition to its curious and characteristic spur, this boat was light
  3. With the sails of the ship already placed, I end this model. A cordial greeting, Javier
  4. Thank you very much for your comments. It is true that I am going fast, but it is because I practically do not leave the house
  5. This boat was a tartana of fluvial origin that was built in the Rhône region, near Condrieu, Beaucaire, Arlez and Martigues. Thanks to its low draft and its robustness, they became a fundamental element in the development of the region, creating a large fleet that had at the time of its heyday, in 1845, 125 boats, which were used both for transportation construction materials (wood, stone, aggregates) as well as the unloading of ships that could not pass at full load through the bars of the Rhone delta. At times, they also made maritime navigation through the Mediterranean, to Marseilles, Toul
  6. The “falucho” is already finished. I hope you like it. Cheers, Javier
  7. I have made the hull according to my disposable frame technique. To help the lining of the bow and stern I make both of them solid with balsa wood on which I glue the lining boards (which are also glued together) and then remove this balsa wood
  8. I have used different woods. in this case for the hull I have used 1.5 mm beech strips. 0.6 mm. thick
  9. This is my new model. I do not put photos of the first part of the work because they are the same as in my other models
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