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Hello all, And yes, another Victory build! Welcome all. My apologies to Amati, but I couldn't wait any longer for their Victory. So I ordered the Caldercraft / Jotika instead as a present to myself on the occasion on my upcoming 40th work anniversary in August. And boy, she is big and heavy. A box filled with 15 kilo's (33 lb) of all kinds of goodies.
Hi Guys, At the beginning of the year, I began to build the Dutch flagship De Eendracht for a good friend. My friend Werner has been reconstructing the ship for about 16 years, and has been traveling a lot in the Netherlands in the archives. He gave me the manuscript of his book and the plans of the ship. The Eendracht was built in Rotterdam in 1654 by the shipbuilders Goossen Schalck van der Arent and Jan Salomonszon van der Tempel. The ship had a length of 152 feet and a width of 38 feet. The ship was armed in 1654 with 58 guns. The Eendracht was the flagship of Jacob van Wassenaer Obdam in the naval battle of Lowesoft, where she exploded. Since there are many drawings by van de Velde from the Eendracht, I have laid down the basis for the Brielle van de Velde. And off we go, we're going to build. Here the van de Velde drawings of Brielle Regards Kay