Mamoli Sao Miguel
Three-masted carrack. Length of the hull: approx. 35 m. Height from the top of the mast to the keel: approx. 30 m. The prints of that name and the documents found in the historical archives of the naval museum of Barcelona allowed the reconstruction of the Ships plans, which takes its stand between the medieval merchant ship and the galleon, classifiable for its particular structures of the forecastle and quarterdeck among the carracks. Probably around 1519 in took part in an important expedition, which led Fernando Cortez to conquer Mexico.
The outer galleries, one of which is a balcony, the apartments under the small quarterdeck, the superstructures of the decks providing the installation of awnings for protection against the sun, clearly indicate that they were employed for the transport of passengers of high class. Characteristics of this ship are the escutcheons at prow, painted with bright colours and having merely a decoration function.
The Mamoli Sao Miguel kit features the following:
A Double planked hull construction using Lime and Walnut strips, pre cut frames and keel, deck planked in tanganyika, fittings made from brass, walnut, boxwood, and beech, wooden masts and spars, cast metal cannons, rigging cord. Full size plan sheets and a multi language instruction manual.