|Ship name||Swedish kåg|
|Scale||1 : 10|
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|Photos 2||Views of details|
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The kåg is a double ended work boat, once common along the west coast of Sweden.
The history of Kågen is described on the first two pages of the following book, alas in Swedish: Kågen. Dokumentation av ett båtbygge / Foto: Lars Johansson; Text: Sigvard Fjellsson; Konstruktionsskisser: Staffan Claesson; Teckningar: Signar N. Bengtsson; ISBN 91-970023-0-5, Förlag: Föreningen Allmoge Båtar, 1981, Svenska.
This kåg was built by Emanuel in Kopparäs, Billdal, Sweden, approximately in 1900.
The book describes primarily the building and test sailing of this boat.
Measured in 1940 by Henry Magnusson, dimensions were: Length 6.80 m, Beam 2.89 m, Depth of hull 0.98 m.
This model was built by J.P. van den Heuvel in the
years 2010 and 2011 to the plans and scantlings, as found in the book
“Kågen” (see above), containing the complete documentation of the
building of this boat. The model was built in all of its timberwork like
a real ship. It is a masterpiece.
The model is 1 : 10 scale. Length over all is 100 cm (bowsprit included), width is 29 cm, height is 88 cm (model stand included). The ship can be taken out of the stand, e.g. for transport.
This model has already been sold. The pictures and the data are shown in the gallery of the ship models sold only to let enthusiasts and model makers enjoy the photos and maybe get ideas or some guidance, if someone builds such a model by himself.