Carrack/Vlieboot Model - Half Moon

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Carrack/Vlieboot Model - Half Moon by ZombieCat Jan 2, 2013


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The age of exploration was fueled by the development of sea-worthy boats like this one. This file gives you the frame for a model of one of the more famous "vlieboot" vessels made, the Half Moon (or Halve Maen as the Dutch called it), that was captained by Henry Hudson. This is similar in design to the Carracks that Columbus and Magellan sailed.
With the frame as a starting point, students can then figure out how to sheath the frame, add masts and sails, and make their craft seaworthy for a fun project that brings the age of exploration to life.


This is designed to be cut in 3mm plywood and should be straight forward to assemble as the ribs are numbered.
I have included a picture of a version I wrapped in duct tape to make it float (I put some nuts and bolts in the bottom for ballast). I look forward to seeing what others do with this.

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i'd like to see it done in maybe 2mm pla for the ribs. i think it would be tougher and lighter. i really like the old style designs of the first real ocean ships. either way pla or wood it is a great shop class for any age students. my boy takes a shop class that it all that and much more, it has cnc , laser cutting, 3d printing, light wielding, even electronic engineering making their own escs and motors with magnets and stators for rc cars and airplanes and now quads. they would probably add a hydrofoil to this boat lol. in the name of research of course. anyway truly good work, keep sharing!

What scale is this in?