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Javier Baron

Brighton Hog-boat or Hoggie by Javier Baron - Scale 1:130

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The hoggie or hog-boat of Brighton was a fishing boat of about 9 m. of length that had a breadth of about 5 m., a tiny transom and very full shapes with a nearly flat bottom, which allowed it to cross the breaking water and float in the beach like a duck. It was equipped with a deck, had an leeboard to counteract the excess drift produced by its peculiar forms and armed two masts with spritsail rigging. The true hoggies disappeared around 1880, although other Brighton boats, which are actually luggers made in Hastings or in Rye, continue to be known as hoggies.








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Nice work, Javier, particularly at such a small scale.


I suppose the skids on the bottom are to help run the boat up onto the beach (which is large flint pebbles, if I recall correctly).


Looking forward to following your progress on this one.



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Not ugly, Javier; let us call her 'idiosyncratic'. And it's a very nice model indeed! Well done.

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