French engineer, who visited the Cossacks, describes their court-gulls and manner of acting: The boat is built in two weeks. Basis is the willow or linden bark length of 13.7 meters, it was packed from side boards so that it turns the boat 18.3 meters long, 3.0-3.7 meters of the same width and depth.
Then arrange two steering, front and rear, mast and sails for each side 10-12 oars. Deck boat is not, and when it was all the excitement is filled with water, but Reed said roller gives her sink. Such boats for two to three weeks five or six thousand Cossacks can produce from 80 to 100. Read the rest of this entry »