Muscungus Bay Lobster Smacks were built from the 1860s to the turn of the century. These small sloops could be easily worked by two men. Noted for their speed, these handy and seaworthy craft were used along the Maine coast for catching lobsters, and for transporting them from islands to central shipping ports.
A Complete Kit: Features Midwest's Micro-Cut Quality Balsa, Basswood and Mahogany parts.
Accurately pre-cut components featuring keel, rudder, frames, deck, cockpit floor, seats and coamings.
All fittings and rigging materials, including sailcloth.
Includes Display stand.
Overall Length: 15 1/2"
Height: 15 9/32"
Scale: 1/2" = 1'
This kit can be built without prior building experience, using simple hand tools. Some parts require cutting and fitting.
Midwest's line of Success Series boat kits are designed and engineered for your satisfaction and success. All of Midwest's Apprentice Series model kits contain Micro-Cut Quality Woods and their exclusive Success Series Construction Manual, an extensive all English, illustrated, step-by-step manual that makes building a pleasure.
Build a little piece of American history . . . with Midwest's Apprentice Series Kits. Midwest's Apprentice Boats are modeled after the original boats used in the 1800s and early 1900s. When you build these boats, you will learn real boat building techniques with different types of hull construction such as lapstrake and strip planking. The hull of each boat is built on a frame, just like the real thing.
Made in the USA.
Required Items: (not included)
hobby knife, razor saw, sandpaper, wood glue for wood parts, CA for metal parts (super glue),
paint and varnish.
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