The Clara May was built at Plymouth harbour and launched in 1891. It was a typical west coast of England trading ketch which could enter and easily manoeuver in all kinds of harbours for loading and unloading of merchandise directly on the pier. At first, it carried a polacre rigging which was later changed to a ketch rigging, by which name it is known. In 1926 its rigging was reduced and it had a 2 cylinder 50 CV semidiesel engine installed. The Clara May remainded in service till 1953
Fine quality, high tech, precision-cut woods are included for the kit
construction: Plywood, Samba, Mukali, Walnut, Sapele, Boxwood.
Plank on bulkhead construction.
Brass hardware: eyebolts, rings, hawse-holes, pins, hinges,
bell, cog-wheel, battens. Cotton woven cloth sails.
Various cast parts including rudder wheel.
Wooden trucks, pin racks and deadeyes.
Advanced Beginner.For new or limited experience wood modelers,
we strongly recommend the technique book
Ship Modeling Simplified.
Please note: The manufacturer of this wood kit is based in Spain.
Although complete plans and instructions are included, the limited English instructions
provided require critical thinking and some modification as needed.
This is not a build by numbers kit, and is not for everyone. Additional technique books, and or
access to the advice of an experienced wood modeler or wood model club is
Required Items: (not included)
CA glue, Wood glue, Sanding paper, Hobby knife, Razor Saw, Ruler, Paint, Wood clamps.
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