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THE SHIP’S LONGBOAT 1680–1780

JC LEMINEUR Translated by François Fougerat

The boat's construction and the details of the framing are described in the book, as well as the 4 different types of rigging: the square rig, the lug rig, spritsail rig, and lateen rig.The book consists of 15 plates 1/24 which all plans charpente.Booklet 112 pages, including 16 color pages-photos with the realization of the model.

 

 

ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK


Translated by François Fougerat


I GENERAL


The role and physical aspect of longboats

The role and physical aspect of small boats

Number of thwarts according to length

Boat allotment on ships of the French Royal Navy

Types of rig on ships' boats

Square rig, lug rig, spritsail rig, lateen rig.

Tables

Boat length according to ships rates

Boat length according to ships hull lines

Number of thwarts, masts and rowing style according to length

Boat allotment on ships of the French Royal Navy

Dimensions of masts and yards according to rig type

 

II Explanations of the 15 plates (plates reduced to the 1/38 and 1/48 scales)

 

III Handling of the anchors and of the longboat

Anchoring

loading the hawser and the second bower anchor prior to anchoring

loading and carrying the kedge anchor

The longboat is hauled to the second bower anchor site

The longboat returns with the kedge anchor

Dragging and lifting the second bower anchor

Hoisting and launching the longboat

Rigging to support the yards

IV Photo coverage

 

Start of construction of a model according to Henri Defresne’s method
Start of construction of a model according to Franco Fissore’s method

 

LIST OF 1/24-SCALE PLANS

 

Pl. 1 Schematic lines plan

Pl. 2 Elevation view – plan view – body plans

Pl. 3 Longitudinal section – plan view – body plan

Pl. 4 Perspective view detailing the assembly of the stem and stern to the keel

Pl. 5 Profile of forward frames

Pl. 6 Profile of after frames

Pl. 7 Square rig (92x61 cm)

Pl. 8 lug rig (92x61 cm)

Pl. 9 spritsail rig (92x61 cm)

Pl. 10 lateen rig (92x61 cm)

Pl. 11 Perspective view of the longboat with lateen rig (69x61 cm)

Pl. 12 Perspective view of the longboat under oars and with its canopy

Pl. 13 Ceremonial longboat

Pl. 14 Furniture

Pl. 15 Detail of the rigs at the 1/36 scale