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Hi, 

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.

Mark
"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. 

http://bergere.antest.net/le-bateau/description/

 

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

http://bergere.antest.net/2013/12/auguste-tertu/

 

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

http://sophie-g.net/photo/bret/brest/bergere01.htm

 

A blog with lots of photos of Bergère de Domrémy

http://www.laroyale-modelisme.net/t9662-la-bergere-de-domremy

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bwdXWwGRbY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcetV8QmPGk

 

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

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/tomedom/french-traditional-boat-types-of-the-channel-and-a/

 

 

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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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