The Dandy was my second model and the first with wooden liners on a false keel. It was not easy and, if you appreciate it in detail, you can see my lack of experience. However, I learned a lot with it and I think it is a good choice for modelers who are starting.
Tuna fishing requires solid and fast boats. Those that were originally used had been built for other purposes and were too heavy. It was at the end of the 19th century when the current tuna vessel was defined.
It is a 50 to 60 ton vessel, with a fairly large sail, since the use of engines was not well regarded because many fishermen thought that the noise of the propellers scared the fish.
The Dandy II is a model of the French tuna vessels in the Concarneau region, which carried a crew of approximately 12 men.