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 on board.
The kit has been carefully engineered to provide hours of modeling enjoyment. It includes pre-cut keel and frames; internal planking in hardwood strips; external pre-cut and preformed planking; all the accessories in wood, metal and resin, mast; building instructions and plans. Optional wood base and pedestals shown are not included.
Scale 1:16 – Total Length cm. 55