Planset Review: "LE GROS VENTRE - Gabare 1766 -1779" by Gerard Delacroix

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Planset Review:
LE GROS VENTRE - Gabare 1766 -1779
Designed by J-J GINOUX and built by L.M GUIGNACE

by Gerard Delacroix
in scale 1:48

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This monographie is available from ancre in different languages, which can be choosen - English / French or Italian



from the attached Advertisement pdf
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My copy, which I show here is the french version, due to the fact, that at this time, when I bought it the english was not available - but now it is

SYNOPSIS:

This monograph presents the gabare; a transport vessel used by the Navy to supply the dockyards, squadrons at sea and the colonies. The first gabares appeared around 1715. They were used for the transport of masting and framing timbers. Originally small vessels of 40 to 130 tons, their size will increase; up to 480 tons by the beginning of the 19th century and these vessels were fitted and laid out according to their use as they had diverse functions.

Fortuitously a gabare will participate in the Kerguelen expedition in 1772. She was adequately named Le Gros Ventre. She will eventually be abandoned by Kerguelen and sailing alone under the command of M. de St Allouarn, she will discover the west coast of Australia in March of 1772. The ownership of this land was written in the name of the King, placed in glass bottles and buried at the location of this landing. In 1998, the bottles were unearthed, which provoked great interest for Le Gros Ventre and her commander M. de St Allouarn. This would be a determining factor in the choice of this gabare as a subject since her draughts are preserved in Vincennes at the Service Historique de la Marine.

In consequence of the excellent work by Gerard Delacroix, the French Naval Archeology Collection is greatly enriched with this monograph; an original work treating of this type of vessel.

The presentation follows the usual format :
Blue hard cover, 24 x 31 format under full jacket representing an original illustration by Jean Bellis.

A 132 page (on 120g paper) book, square back, glue and sewn.
Numerous illustrations including 29 captioned photos showing the model built by Vincent Davenas.
34 plates at 1:48 scale.

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CONTENT of the Booklet:

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Forewords by Jean Boudriot

The gabares
Presentation of the vessels.
The gabares at sea and their comportment.
The reconstitution of Le Gros Ventre.
The Main sources.
Reconstitution of the draughts.
The voyage of Le Gros Ventre
The Kerguelen Islands
Transcript of the logs kept by M. Boigueheneuc and M. de Rosily.
The west coast of Australia, the “Baie des Chiens Marins in Nouvelle Holland, on March 30, 1772.
The fitting of the gabares as exploration vessels:
Commentary of 7 draughts by M. d’Auribeau for the gabare “La Recherche”, expedition of d’Entrecasteaux in 1791.

Le Gros Ventre monograph
Commentary on the 34 plates.
Note about the orlop deck.
The water hold and barrels.
Metal work.
The rigging of Le Gros Ventre.
Contracts for the timbers
Paint – colours for Le Gros Ventre.
Photos of the model by Vincent Davenas, 29 photos captioned by Gerard Delacroix.


CONTENT of the DRAWINGS:

The list of the 1:48 scale plates; including all the framing timbers

1 - Defining the hull.
2 - Vertical sections.
3 - Hull horizontal sections.
4 - Axial timbering.
5, 6, 7 – The frames and riders
8 - Stern framing.
9 - Framing the front.
10 - Framing.
11 - The transversal sections.
12 - Plan of the hold.
13 - The deck plan.
14 - Forecastle and quarter deck.
15 - Longitudinal framing section.
16 - Construction of the head
17 - Stern and quarter gallery.
18, 19 - Fittings
20 - Layout of the hold.
21 - Layout of the deck fittings.
22 - Forecastle and quaterdeck layout.
23 - Longitudinal layout.
24 - Top view.
25 - Great view: with all the arrangements.
26 - Front and stern views.
27 - Masts and yards.
28 - Mast fittings.
29 - Blocks.
30, 31 - Sails
32 - Belaying points.
33 - Standing rigging and longitudinal sails.
34 - “Le Gros Ventre” under sails


LOOK INSIDE of the BOOKLET

Some history of this type of ship, the Gabare, in the french Navy - list of all ships etc.
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detailed explanations of all the drawings
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Belaying points with details of rigging and sails
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list of all rigging lines (standing and running rigging) and with data like diameter etc
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In the following post you can find the LOOK INSIDE of the drawing set ........ to be continued ......
and also as special extra the Photos of the model by Vincent Davenas, 29 photos captioned by Gerard Delacroix, which are showing the beauty of this model very good
 

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Part 2 of Planset Review:
LE GROS VENTRE - Gabare 1766 -1779
Designed by J-J GINOUX and built by L.M GUIGNACE

by Gerard Delacroix
in scale 1:48

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LOOK INSIDE of the DRAWINGS
all 34 available drawing sheets in scale 1:48 are shown or the content visible

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the Photos of the model by Vincent Davenas, content of the last pages of the Booklet

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I have this complete and brand new plan set and practicum from French Gabare and Gerard Delaroroix. .

Anyone want it cheap ? I will probably not build it myself. Its 135 Euros new. Make me an offer.
 
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