Well now that I have completed la Estefanía the number of boats in my collection has well and truly doubled! But, why stop at doubling my collection? And as I have been making boats according to what some of my friends and family have been requesting I have one more to do. This one is.... odd. I offered to make my friend a pirate ship. In my mind I was going to make a little Fluyt. But then he turned around and asked for a Greek/Roman warship! And so it began...
|This thing is very small for a rowed ship. so I'll give it some serious sail power to compensate|
|I'll add armour plates to the front. To protect it against cannon fire once it goes in for a ram.|
|The book in the background is Patrick O'Brian's HMS Surprise, an appropriate book to be reading!|
|I'll probably use oars (forgot the term for them) rather than a rudder on this one.|
Well there you have it. My strangest boat yet. Lots to do yet but it'll be a fun one once it's done. Also if you know where I can get Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey & Maturin series cheaply I'll be very thankful. I have books 1-3 then 8. So I need to get 4-7 or else number 8 will be sitting on my shelf tempting me to skip ahead.