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Postby Anatol » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:59 pm

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The baqarah was something akin to the batil but it posessed no prominent stemhead and was devoid of any motif or ornamentation at the bows. Bedan, batil and baqarah all belonged to Omani ports.
The hull of this small boat is very similar to a battil, but the stern-piece is continued in a straight line instead of the club like shape of the battil, but lacks protection despite it's high stern post. This vessel is also known today as a "shahuf" near Muskat and as a "zaruq" near Strait of Hormuz, and is often used as a fishing vessel along the coasts of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Yemen.
United Arab Emirates 250f; SG?
State of Qatar 1976;35d;SG 593
State of Bahrain 1979;100f;SG 265

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