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Model of Le Fleuron 1729

Discussion in 'YachtForums Yacht Club' started by CODOG, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. CODOG

    CODOG Senior Member

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    My latest project. However, this one has no deadlines, no schedule. No one riding my back, and if I mess up I can relax, have a cup of tea, and do it again.
    Its therapy in wood form. A real antidote to the working week.
    I'm building her from scratch...just from a set of plans and a plank of pear.
    She's an 18th century French 64 gun man of war. I'm guessing she will be an eight year build. When fully rigged, she will be about 5 feet long, 18 inches wide and 5 feet high. I'll post the odd progress update every now and again if anyones interested.

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    CODOG Senior Member

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    These pics bring her up to date.

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    So this is where you've been. Welcome back CODOG! I see you bought a lumbar yard. ;)

    I've walked the same plank. Bought a Chris Craft Cobra made by Dumas many years ago. Never finished it. Ended up donating it to the local landfill.

    Good luck! Look forward to updates.
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    CODOG Senior Member

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    Hi Carl, shame you never finished her, but it really is hard to find free time isn't it ? If I told my wife how long I think this one will take me, I doubt I'd be allowed to carry on in the living room. At the moment she's giving me a wee bit of latitude...she knows how crabby and strung out I am when I get home and how calm I become after a couple of minutes of whittling. I may never finish her either, but man its addictive.