|Ship name||Largs Line Skiff|
|Scale||1 : 10|
|Material hull||Wood, walnut, cherry tree|
|Photos 1||Total views|
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This skiff was built in Largs, Scotland around 1890. The typical fishing boats of the lower Firth of Clyde were 18ft to 19ft, beach-based skiffs. Shallow, double ended and lightly built from pine. They were reputedly fast sailors with a single square-headed standing lug.
A description and plans of the boat are given in the
book by Basil Grenhill, Julian Mannering, "Inshore Craft, Traditional Working
Vessels of the British Isles", Chatham Publishing, London 1997, ISBN
The ship model was
built from walnut and cherry tree wood according to plans from the book by
Grenhill and Mannering (see
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This model of a skiff was built by Rainer Wedel, Geestland, Germany. He is model maker at the Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum (Maritime Museum of Germany) in Bremerhaven.
The boat is a very beautiful,
fine piece of work, a true master piece.
The model is 1 : 10 scale. Length is 54 cm, width 17 cm, height 55 cm. The model can be taken out of the stand, e.g. for transport.
This model has already been sold. The pictures and the data are shown in the gallery of the ship models sold only to let enthusiasts and model makers enjoy the photos and maybe get ideas or some guidance, if someone builds such a model by himself.