Created as a club "one-design", the Sakonnet was originally designed in 1937 for the Sakonnet Yacht Club in Little Compton, Rhode Island. Having a specific boat designed for a club to use in racing was very popular in the thirties. As pretty to look at as she was to sail, the Sakonnet featured a heavy displacement hull with a deep keel for additional stability, high freeboard for a dry ride, modest sail area and a spacious open cockpit area protected by high coamings and watertight bulkheads fore and aft, providing a very safe daysailer. The modern Marconi rig rounds out the overall look of this classic sailboat. This model has been created using original drawings from John G. Alden Navel Architects.
A Complete Kit: Features Midwest's Micro-Cut Quality Balsa, Basswood and Mahogany parts.
Accurately pre-cut component featuring keel, rudder, frames, deck, cockpit floor, seats and coamings.
All fittings and rigging materials, including sailcloth.
Includes Display stand.
Overall Length: 9 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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