Dutch Pinas

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Last weekend during a nice weekend trip to the beach I visited also the Dutch Navy museum in Den Helder.
On the old navy yard there is a 17th century shipwreck of a Pinas/jacht which was in this case a 26 mtr merchant trader. As a reference this is approximately what you are looking at or at least what was left of it.
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The Pinas was found late 40s when reclaming land and excavated during the 60s. Now it is in Den Helder in a large glass paviljon and can be visited for free.
Due to the glass it is however difficult to take pictures.
For the people speaking Dutch here is the history.
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An overview of the hull, stern on the right.
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The stern
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Sb side stern with draft markings. In our models we want to have the planks exactly fitted accoring rules of not ending in a tip etc etc etc. In reality they just fitted what the had, as we say in Dutch: zoals het uit de bijl valt, freely translated fit it in the most econimical way. Planks are ending in a tip, even the stealers.
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A 17th century hull plank repair. It seems with building our kits we are sometimes to critical compared to reality.
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Plank joints in the ships side. Never create joints close to each other, yeah right :).
We do have plenty of supply now but it seems they treated the use of there materials to use every cm of it.
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The inside bow construction. Note the inside planking is not oak but pine, lighter and much cheaper for a merchant ship two important topics.
However the structural parts supporting beams and keel are oak.
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Plank fitting on the stern.
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These are for sure things I will take into consideration for my next build a Dutch Fluytschip.
 

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Very interesting photos showing the planking of this ship.

Especially the sharp ending of the planks (see red arrows) - different to the information by Mondfeld.

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BTW: similar to the Vasa - they also had no fix rule for the planking work
 
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