The "sloup coquiller" was typical of the area of Brest in the Department of Finisterre in Brittany, being used for catching shell-fish. The "sloop", with its strongly sloping keel, was used for shell fishing on the North-West coast of France. Decked only at the bow and stern, it had a wide central zone, fitted with removable planking. The design remained virtually unchanged from the mid-1800's to the 1950's, when fisherman started adding small auxiliary engines. Corel's kit contains everything necessary for building an authentic replica.
Keel and frames are pre-cut plywood and planking is tanganyka. True-to-scale fittings are made of brass, cast metal and wood. Rigging line and canvas sail material are also provided for a museum quality finish. Clear plans and detailed instructions make building easy.
This brand new kit comes with detailed instructions. The "Sloup" is best for beginning builders! This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Boats & Ships". The seller is "ageofsail" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.