America 17 Inches Long (BJ-KLW143) Length 17″ / Height 14 1/2″ / Scale 1/8″=1′
In 1851, this “low black schooner” was the only foreign entry to challenge the cream of British yachts and seamanship in a 53 mile race around the Isle of Wight. Studying her before the race, one English yachtsman remarked, “If she is right, all of us are wrong.” They were.
AMERICA romped in 18 minutes ahead of her nearest competitor and brought home the cup that still bears her name.
The Laughing Whale kit is plank-on-frame construction, designed as an Admiralty-style model with its mahogany ribs exposed, but they have provided enough wood to complete the planking if you wish.
Also included are brass and Britannia metal fittings, rigging line, plus cloth to make sails.Full size plans, an instruction booklet and a mahogany display stand are also included.
This is a good kit for the modeler with some experience to learn planking skills.
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