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Fishing boat, barge, pilot-boat, and even pleasure craft, it reigned from Marseilles to Giens. It supposedly owes its name « pig's stout » in French, from the shape, however graceful of its stem.
The « moure de pouar» meaures 5 to 9 meters and its breadth is about one third its length. It retained the curved rake of the stem of latin vessels and a knee-of-the-head supported by the head timber. It was still working under sail in 1949 and its lateen rig was a sharply raked yard with a relatively flat sail, as opposed to Catalanian barques that could also be seen in Marseilles.
In 1946, Builders of these fishing boats were so happy about the interest that was being shown in their work that they authorized people to wander through their yards, to take notes, to make sketches and even to copy their moulds.
Jean-Jérome Baugean depicted it in 1812-1817, as it was in 1950.
It may be supposed that the vessel already existed in te XVIIIth century.
Its construction, using the « St-Joseph's mould » was rescued from oblivion thanks to the interest of Jules Vence in the construction of Mediterranean vessels.
100 CONSTRUCTION PICTURES - FISSORE
Composition of the work
a 74-page booklet containing 94 photographs or drawings and seven plates at the 1/24th scale with all the plans of the timber structure.
LIST OF PLATES at the 1/12th scale :
PL.1 – Schematic side view, plan view and elevation of the stem and the stern with waterlies shown.
PL.2 – Lengthwise and crosswise structure and exploded drawings of the lengthwise structure.
PL.3 – Complete drawings of individual frames.
PL.4 – Side view and plan view of the structure .
PL.5 – Profile and plan view of the structure, deck arrangements and fittings.
PL6. - Sails, mast and yard.
PL.7 – Side view of the vessel under sail and belaying chart.
Information: The plans at 1/18 or 1/12 are a supplement and can only be sold if you already have the complete monograph.