Dee_Dee Posted May 20, 2014 Share #1 Posted May 20, 2014 (edited) Thanks for stopping by my Corel Sloup build log. The first photo shows the current status of my build and will be updated as the build progresses. Corel missed the boat (pun intended) with labeling this model as 'Sloop'. IMHO, there would be more interest if the kit was marketed as 'Sloup Coquillier / Shell fish Sloop'. The Sloop Coquillier is a celebrated work boat with a long history from the coast of Brtittany, France, to the shores of the UK and beyond. From Corel's instructions: The "sloup coquillier" was a boat typical of the Anchorage of Brest, in the Department on Finistere in Brittany (on the north-west coast of France), used to collect shellfish, in particular Saint Jacques shells ("Pecten Jacobaeus, the Venetian "Cape Sante"), and, to a lesser extent, oysters and other types of shell fish. Attributable to the vast range of French boats with "cul carre" and "quille tombante" (square bow and strongly sloping keel), the sloup, like all popular boats, was the result of a complex historical evolution and structural adjustment to uses and environments. The hull, little immersed and rather full astern, proceeding from the main frame towards bow, gradually took on a deep, net hollow V-section, culminating in the peak fishing point. Going forward, I will refer to this build as the 'coquillier' (AKA oyster smack.) The obligatory kit info: With no burn marks on the keel or bulkheads, it appears these were machine / die cut. The quality is very good and these parts fit snug. The quality of Corel lumber is a bit above average. The first layer of planking is lime wood, a bit nicer than basswood. The second planking is tanganika and most of the dimensional lumber is beech. The decking is plywood and appears to be mahogany, it's excellent quality and very flat. Corel instructions assume that the builder has some experience. While there are 11 pages of instructions, (two pages / sheet), after removing the 'fluff', we're down to about two pages. But the lack of instructions is more than made up for with the four sheets of drawings that progress in a logical manner. The drawings are very detailed, contain a wealth of information and numerous part specific detailed drawings. I'm looking forward to building this boat and learning more about its history. Dee Dee Edited on 8-3-2014 to update photos with © Edited April 3, 2016 by Dee_Dee egkb, Salty Sea Dog, IgorSky and 13 others 16 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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