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My name is Bill. I live in Brittany in France. I am a new member, currently building the Corel Sloop (or Sloup), and researching the history of these work- boats on the south and north coasts of Brittany. They have beautiful lines.

I am also interested in developing CNC techniques to improve fairing of frames and planking in a general way for wooden hulls. Happy to hear from anyone with interests in these areas.





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Welcome to MSW, Bill.   There's a lot of us using "tech" such as CNC, Laser Cutters, and 3D printing.   Much is in this area as far as discussion:  https://modelshipworld.com/index.php?/forum/34-cad-and-3d-modellingdrafting-plans-with-software/   However, there's also a wealth of information in the various build logs.  Use the search feature with keywords like "CNC", "Laser cutter", etc.

"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me

Current Build:                                                                                             
Past Builds:
 La Belle Poule 1765 - French Frigate from ANCRE plans                             Triton Cross-Section   

                                                                                                                       USS Constellaton (kit bashed to 1854 Sloop of War  _(Gallery) Build Log

                                                                                Wasa (Gallery)

                                                                                                                        HMS Sphinx 1775 - Vanguard Models - 1:64               


Non-Ship Model:                                                                                         On hold, maybe forever:           

CH-53 Sikorsky - 1:48 - Revell - Completed                                                   Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0 (Abandoned)         



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I posted this in reply to your thread on Naval history:


I built the Corel sloup kit using photos from all of the above links; I bashed the heck out of it from the very beginning.  When building this kit, it became apparent that EVERY Brittany sloop is different; a lot of it depended on what is the primary fishing, oysters, lobsters, sardines, location and more.  The link to my build is in my signature. 


A place to start is with the 'Bergère de Domrémy, hull #  B 5929', a scallop dredging sloop / coquillier built in 1936.  It was rebuilt and now a French National Treasure.  The French An Test website contains some details and history.  There's lots of info on this website. 



Info on Auguste Tertu, who built the Bergère de Domrémy and many other boats



Page through Sophie's link for numerous photos and good info on the Bergère de Domrémy and other sloops: 



A blog with lots of photos of Bergère de Domrémy



The Brittany sloop is similar to the Irish Galway and Kinsale Hooker and many other Channel / Atlantic fishing boats.  More info on these Irish boats here: http://www.tradboats.ie/index.php


The "Douarnenez Festival" held every other year features numerous variations on the Brittany sloop / coquillier.  Here are links to photos from the 2006 and 2012 festivals.  Google 'Douarnenez Festival' for more photos.

2006:  http://www.pbase.com/image/65376766

2012:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/valendrevarzecois/7623197092/

Videos from 2012 Douarnenez Festival




This Pinterest page did a good job of assembling various fishing vessels from the Channel and Atlantic coast and includes some basic drawings. 




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Current Build

 - Glad Tidings -MS  

Completed Builds

 - Dragon - Corel - One design International Class Yacht

 - Sloup Coquillier / Shell Fish Sloop - Corel - Based on 'Bergere de Domremy / Shepherdess from Domremy

 - Muscongus Bay Lobster Smack - Scratch build based on drawings from Chapelle's book "American Small Sailing Craft" 

On the Shelf

 - Gretel-Mamoli     - Emma C. Berry-MS    - Chesapeake Bay Pilot Boat, Semi-scratch 



Find yourself hoping you never reach your destination


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