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Gandale
#1 Posted : 19 November 2018 11:32:26

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Evidence to date on the ships boats.....

The longboat (esping in Swedish) was being towed alongside the ship, on the port side, when the ship sank. When the ship heeled over it pushed the longboat down, and then dragged it to the bottom.

The longboat had another boat, a small clinker boat, inside it, probably lashed to the thwarts upside down. Five of the thwarts and the windlass were removable, so that the boat could take larger loads, such as cannon or anchors. which is why there are no knees on them.

There is no evidence that the ships boats were ever stored on deck. The longboat will actually just fit between the foremast and mainmast, but then the jeer capstan cannot be used and it is not possible to cross over the deck in the waist.

Historical evidence also suggests that ships boats only began to be carried on deck in warships in the late 1620s in England, from where the practice spread.

Tomick
#2 Posted : 20 November 2018 13:41:02

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This info is in agreement with Fred Hocker and is interesting that most other Vasa kits show a ships boat on deck...which is clearly incorrect, if only by the historical evidence..
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