Amati New Bedford Whaleboat 22 Inch Wood Model Kit

Item Number AM1440

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The New Bedford Whaleboat is part of Amati’s Historic Wooden Ship Model Kit Series. 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 pre-formed planking, all the accessories in wood, metal and resin, mast, building instructions and plans. Prior experience using hand tools recommended.

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Historical Information

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.