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Amati New Bedford Whaleboat 1:16 Scale

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Price: 110.00 incl. VAT
Approx: 119.90 / US$117.34

Amati New Bedford Whaleboat Model Kit.
The New Bedford whaleboat was a light, swift craft. It was double ended so that it could reverse direction quickly and easily. It was planked with rot-resistant cedar only half an inch thick, with lapstrake construction.
A whaleboat could be dragged by the harpooned whale for many miles and at high rate, before the prey tired. Sometimes it took days to sail back, therefore drinkable water, food, tobacco, mast, sails and compass were always stored onboard

Scale 1:16
Length: 550mm

Amati New Bedford Whaleboat Model Kit.
Traditional clinker-built whaleboat launch, used in New Bedford up to 1860.
Sturdy and light, with similar bow and stern, the whaleboat launch carried a crew of six and a wide range of accessories for hunting and navigation.
A whaleboat launch could be dragged by a harpooned whale for many miles before the whale tired, and sometimes it would take days to sail back to the mothership, so the launch was always well-stocked with drinking water, food and tobacco, along with mast, sails and compass.
The kit has been carefully engineered to give hours of modelling enjoyment.
It includes pre-cut keel and frames; internal planking in hardwood strips; pre-cut external planking; all accessories in wood, metal and resin, mast; instructions and construction plans.

Scale 1:16
Length: 550mm

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