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America (Billing Boats, 1:72)
$129.99

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Billing Boats America


Parts #BB609


Scale 1:72, Length 22.1 inches, Height 17.7 inches, Beam 3.9"

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BB609 Billing Boats America

The ships scale is 1:72 : The built model will be 22.1 inches long, 17.7inches tall and has a beam of 3.9"

On the urging of the New York Yacht Club to build a fast sailing boat, George Steers creates plans for the America. The low black schooner is designed using the reversal of the "cod-head-and-mackerel-tail style." Answering a challenge from the Royal Yacht Squadron, the schooner America enters the Hundred Guinea Cup race, a 53-mile race around the Isle of Wight. It easily defeats the 14 British ships and is awarded the Hundred Guinea Cup. On August 25, Queen Victoria herself visits the ship. America returns home and presents the New York Yacht Club with its prize, which is renamed America's Cup.

The model is a plank-on-bulkhead construction, all wood parts are laser cut. All details are made of wood, metal and plastic. Mast and spars, rigging cord in various sizes and printed sails. Includes full size plans and an instruction manual.

All of the 600 Series Model Boat Kits (item numbers 600-609) include an easier way of building the hull. The hull is assembled in halves, on a table. This allows for easier assembly and is quite useful in learning plank-on-frame or plank-on-bulkhead construction! Once each half is done you join the two for a completed hull. Make sure you work each half in opposite directions so that when joined they marry up evenly!

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