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Laying the Keel (Gene Bodnar)
Behind the Tiller - an interview with Ed Tosti
One Eyed Willy’s Treasure Hunt (Sponsored by Lauck Street Shipyard)
The Model Shipwrights Lumberyard (Dave Stevens)
Silver Soldering (Bob Hunt)
On the Cover - Ocean Harvester
Turning Belaying Pins (Bill Edgin)
Modelers Toolchest - Magnification
Shipwrecks of the World - USCG Escanaba
Heraldic Ship Badges - HMCS Ville de Quebec
The Book Nook - Nicolaes Witsen and Shipbuilding in the Dutch Golden Age
Gene’s Nautical Trivia






Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.

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Thanks for the link.


Nicolaes Witsen and Shipbuilding in the Dutch Golden Age.


I have this book and it is an excellent read. The plans of the Pinas are also available in the book 17th century Dutch merchant ships by Hoving.




Current Built: Zeehaen 1639, Dutch Fluit from Dutch explorer Abel J. Tasman


Unofficial motto of the VOC: "God is good, but trade is better"


Many people believe that Captain J. Cook discovered Australia in 1770. They tend to forget that Dutch mariner Willem Janszoon landed on Australia’s northern coast in 1606. Cook never even sighted the coast of Western Australia).

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