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marco56 Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2019 6:22 p.m. PST

What would be a good ship to use as a Dutch ship 1610-1640 period that explorers/merchants might use along the North American coast?

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2019 8:15 p.m. PST

A Dutch Fluyt.

HMS Exeter Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2019 8:24 p.m. PST

Bark or Tartana/tartane. I'd do some research on sail rigs. In the New World the tartane was often single masted.

Shifting Lands in The Netherlands do a "botter" coastal boat, but it's likely too small for gaming and ordering from SL is a bit of an odd experience.

HMS Exeter Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2019 8:25 p.m. PST

+1 Thresher, but the Fluyt is more ocean going. Not so much a coaster.

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2019 6:25 a.m. PST

I was looking at B&P's fluyt as it is a Dutch ship.This is more for a diorama than game playing.

Yellow Admiral13 Oct 2019 7:54 a.m. PST

The fluyt was canonically Dutch, and ubiquitous across the world's oceans. It's hard to find anything more "Dutch" at sea.

Sigwald13 Oct 2019 5:04 p.m. PST

Plus the fluyt that Firelock Games makes is Bee-utiful.

Henry Martini13 Oct 2019 5:26 p.m. PST

Some years ago a replica of the barque 'Duyfken' (Little Dove) visited this city's port, and I, along with hundreds of others (but not all at the same time) had a wander around it. It was armed – with a number of swivel guns, as I recall.

The original ship was used by Willem Janszoon on his explorations of the northern Australian coast in 1606.

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2019 6:17 p.m. PST

I will probably get the fluyt.

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