Well , I bought a job lot on eBay, a bundle of Part built display model ship's kits. I bought this mainly for the wood, boat parts etc. To my surprise, I picked up two large boxes of stuff. These boxes contained six partly built models, the hulls seemed to have been started but interest seemed to wane at finishing the rigging and details.
Anyway sorting through mountains of stuff, I sorted out what was possible to complete like the Bounty etc.
However I found one box of stuff contain parts to make a Dutch Trading Vessel but in this case no hull parts. The great thing was that a good set of plans containing the hull frame details. There are a set of instructions in French. Using google translate and my limited knowledge of french managed to work out a parts listing.
I spent some time researching using Mr Google, I could not find any detail of the kit, or the boat.
However I found the following.
A galiot was a type of Dutch or German merchant ship of 20 to 400 tons (bm), similar to a ketch, with a rounded fore and aft like a fluyt. Galiots had nearly flat bottoms to sail in shallow waters. These ships were especially favored for coastal navigation in the North and Baltic seas.
I did not find a lot of info however I found below
The galeas is a small type of trade ship, used mainly in the Baltic Sea and North Sea. It was popular from the 17th to the early 20th centuries. The galeas was derived from the Dutch galiot. A galiot had a similar rig, but a rounded stern.
Looking at its details it looked almost identical to my plans and there are loads of detailed photographs.
So being what I think is a fairly unique build I thought I would have a go.
So I am building the hull, using the plans for the frames 4mm ply.
the hull planking is double planked.
this I assume I have to skin the hull using mahogany strips on top of the first layer of planking.
Is This a correct assumption?