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Le Gommier, a traditional Caribbean fishing boat (with plans)


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Le Gommier

Traditional Caribbean fishing boat

 

The Gommier (or 'Gomyé') is a dugout canoe carved in a tree trunk, the rubber tree ('gommier" in French) using oars or sails.

Used as a fishing boat in Martinique and Guadeloupe since always till 1950's. Now used for regattas.

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Possible uses of Gommiers in NA :

  • as background ornament around the islands like the current virtual seagulls ; to add realism, life in OW. Those boats couldn't be attacked. Just decorative. @admin ?
  • as basic training for 3d modelers, @Malachi ?
  • for pure PvE : as a fishing boat, small haulage...
  • to visit a nearby port ; for NA tourists...

 

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Figure-3-Plan-d'un-gommier-document-asso

 

 

 

Plans and sources :

main source for plans and construction (in French) : http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/1958/publication-4511.pdf

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gommier_(bateau)

https://tc.revues.org/1609
http://lesastucesdechristelle.over-blog.com/2015/05/gommiers.html
https://www.researchgate.net/figure/273777158_fig3_Figure-3-Plan-d'un-gommier-document-association-Alizes-Martinique
 

https://www.google.fr/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Ftc.revues.org%2Fdocannexe%2Fimage%2F1609%2Fimg-3.jpg&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Ftc.revues.org%2F1609&docid=qxhc1QgX8UAPmM&tbnid=aulac17EpJDLzM%3A&vet=1&w=394&h=573&client=safari&bih=996&biw=1920&ved=0ahUKEwieraXA8bPXAhWnLcAKHYSeC0sQxiAIGygG&iact=c&ictx=1
 

http://www.potomitan.info/divers/gommier1.php

 

 

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