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Javier Baron

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  • Birthday 02/28/1948

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  1. Yes, it is a typical arrangement of trabaccolos. They carry the ratlines on the opposite side of the sail, wich is alternated on both masts.
  2. The trabaccolo, the most widespread vessel in the Adriatic in past centuries in its various types, only began to decline with the disappearance of the sail and the diffusion of faster and lower cost means of transport. The hull of the trabaccolo has peculiar characteristics that are maintained from the Gulf of Trieste to the Otranto canal: the bow and stern of very full shapes, a minimum draft and a length-sleeve ratio, of the most classic, 3: 1, same as the one Roman ancient ships had. In essence, this hull, equipped with a wide central hatch, offered maximum load capacity and good behavior at sea. It was basically a cargo ship destined for cabotage, although there was a smaller version, which was called barchetto, dedicated to fishing. In its most common version, the trabaccolo carried two mast with lug sails and a long bowsprit with a sliding staysail.
  3. YyThank you, Welfack. The freckle is painted on paper, which is then cutted and glued, but the figures (angel, dove) are painted in situ.
  4. The hull is already on, with all its decorative motifs (geometric freckle, angel, dove...) The next stage is the masts
  5. I start building a bragozzo, a traditional Adriatic boat, which I find very attractive for its painted sails. For its construction I rely on the book by Mario Marzari, which has all the information I need.
  6. This beautiful sailboat with an aspect of a yacht is however a working vessel. Initially destined to the ostreiculture industry for which it worked in channels and sea arms, it also fished with bottom trawling gears common prawns and also captured other species like blue whiting, hake, herring, seabream and sole. The height of its rigging allowed it to catch high winds in the sheltered places where it sometimes fished. Well ballasted by forged cement in its bottom, it was well adapted to its environment thanks to its low draught and how easily it could be set aground.

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