Last edited by Rapelapente; 04-01-2012 at 01:02 AM.
That boat should keep a crew of painters busy for life!
Very curvy from the front. Egg shaped sections amidship. It'll be interesting to hear how she sails.
Cool links, thanks.
"And then I think , who cares, we're just anthropological curiosities a mere second away from turning into fertilizer, might as well scratch and listen to music we like." John B
'specially with those electric pods underneath. That's quite the channel they are digging to get her out in.
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Nice photos, Gerard, and thanks for posting the link. She is looking so great! I wrote about the project in WB No. 158. The quality of construction and materials is amazing, and it's wonderful that the drydocks will be put to such good use—it's an amazing site. I wish I could be there in July!
Spectacular. Thank you for posting.
According to my double activities in France (mainland) and French Guiana I won't be able to be neither in Brest nor in Rochefort this year.
But those who are coming in France are welcome for ans EBS or more on Anthea.
650 miles far but the south of France worths the detour!
By reading Patrick O'Brian's books I learned that the best ships in the Royal Navy were built by the French.
Unusual the way the rudder is slotted like that. Anyone know why?
What a cool boat. I can't wait to see her in Boston. Are you still planning to sail Anthea on the East coast of the US, Gerard?
Yes Steven! for sure!
But I had to delay my trip since my professional re-organization takes more time than I thought.
It is only 20mins up the road from us, awaiting with interest..
I happened to be by the port when they launched one of the ships boats. Big enough fuss for that little one, so scaled up it will be some party.
Eventually we (and I) will be there with one of our Bantry gig for the celebration.
The gig having to go further north later for Brest's event.
I hope it will be the opportunity to meet some forumites.
It was! Thousands enthousiastic poeple there yesterday.
We were 7 Bantry gigs and a lot of local classics boats to welcome Hermione on the Charente.
I could meet Hugh and Mike today.
I'll post a video when I'll be back home.
She looks fantastic, Gerard! Just right...
Did you take photos? Can you send me a good digital for the Launchings department in WoodenBoat?
How many guns would the original have carried ? That information is probably on the web page but I can't read French, I can't even begin!
Perfect is the enemy of good.
Hugh Lane (Hughman) was there for the launching too
Here is a video :
I'll post mine soon.
Tom: I had only my iPhone but I'll send you good ones from a friend of mine asap.
Yes I met Hugh and Mike Newmeyer, unfortunately too shortly.
Hermione had (and will have ) 26 12 pounds canons
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So a 26, that would make here a 3rd rate in the British Admiralty system?
Perfect is the enemy of good.
Finally these Iphones are not that bad :
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And one more to show the atmosphere:
This one more professionally done, showing the very exit out of the dry dock:
This one showing a part of the accompanying fleet, and where our friend Yves (in charge of the maintenance of our gigs) is interviewed (the one with the tan cap).