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05-04-2013, 01:39
Does anyone have a drawing of a Napoleonic SOL lowering or lifting a boat besides the one on page 173 of the Russian Warships in the age of Sail 1696-1860?

05-04-2013, 02:15
The book Seamanship in the Age of Sail < Conway Maritime 1984 has a chapter on this, pages 282-288 followed by a chapter on man overboard. The pages are too large for my scanner, I'll try photographing them.

05-04-2013, 02:31

Here you go!

05-04-2013, 09:12
Whoa, thanks for posting that Bethier, that's something I've been wondering about too, and I'd never seen diagrams before. Very cool! - James

05-04-2013, 09:35
Great information Daniel.

05-04-2013, 10:02
Thank you for the info/visuals, Daniel. :thumbsup:

05-04-2013, 10:12
Great illustrations. Thank you Daniel. Your post has clarified how the smaller boats are stored, loaded and unloaded on a ship.

Sea Gull
05-04-2013, 15:04
Wow, that's really detailed. May have to look out for that book. Thanks for the photos.

05-04-2013, 17:16
Book looks good. Just picked one up on ebay.
Thanks Daniel.

4573here you go!

05-04-2013, 18:12
Ed it's a great book on the technicalities of doing things with ships. From taking and laying out the anchor, to box-hauling, raising and lowering sails etc. A real gold mine for reference.

05-04-2013, 18:36
Looking forward to it.
I just hope the way things are done are identified by the period or year.

05-04-2013, 19:17
Reading Moby **** as a kid is what got me interested in sailing vessels. I always wondered how a harpoon boat got into the water. Thanks for the info Daniel.

05-04-2013, 20:03
Thanks for the pictures. It would make for an interesting diorama/scene for boats going ashore (to bury treasure) or visiting a port without a functioning dock? :salute:

05-04-2013, 23:38
Wow! Thanks Daniel. I've read descriptions but a picture is worth a thousand words. I know what I'm going to do with my next ship now.

David Manley
05-05-2013, 01:08
Its one of those books that should be in the bookcase of every AoS rules author (and well thumbed it should be - mine certainly is - one of the best purchases I've ever made)

Green flash
05-05-2013, 07:19
I was wondering about that as well,thanks

05-14-2013, 20:06
Thank you. That was very informative.

05-14-2013, 20:47
It came in today. Great reference book. Thanks again Daniel.

Capt P
05-22-2013, 14:35
If you ask a question here I am sure you will get a better answer than going on the internet. Great info.