Pinked Schooner 1937Kit
in 16th century Europe, the Pinky received its name from its uplifted, narrow,
or "pinked" stern. These sturdy, seaworthy craft ruled the New England fishing
industry from 1815 to 1840. They were gradually replaced by the larger, faster
Gloucester schooners. Because of their stability and grace, many pinky schooners
were built as pleasure boats in the late 1900's. Model Shipways' plans are based
on original drawings by Howard I. Chapelle for a typical Maine pinky, a boat he
had built and actually sailed. Launched in 1937, Chapelle's Glad Tidings was a
two-masted schooner with a gaff rigged fore and aft mainsail, and single jib.
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Plank on frame construction
. contains features never before seen on any commercially available kit.
We've laser cut the bulwark strakes, and our plans show the spiling and placement
of the hull planking strips to exact dimension. Single plank-on-bulkhead construction
uses laser cut plywood, basswood and cherry components. Expertly cast Britannia
metal castings include anchor shanks, smoke stacks, windlass, cabin port-lights
and turnbuckles. Brass is used for eyebolts, split rings, nail and other fittings.
Keel, stem, hull and deck planking strips, dowels for masts and yards are fine
basswood. Six diameters of beige standing and black running rigging, deadeyes
and four sizes of blocks guarantee a realistic replica. Five sheets of detailed
plans and illustrated step-by-step instruction manual assure trouble-free assembly.
(Display base and pedestals are not included.)
Dimensions:Length: 29 -1/2" Height: 23" Scale: 1/24 1/2"
= 1ft. US$255.00 on special US$138.95
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Please pick the paints for me. (Acrylic paints. US$2.50 each)
building tools: specialized tools to aid in planking & rigging.
Please note: Our minimum order is US$25.00
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