1/60 850 Lindberg Chesapeake Bay Skipjack Oyster Boat - (ex Pyro 'Carrie Price')
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
From 1989. Beautiful sloop model from ex-Pyro molds originally cut in the early 1960s. Measures 12 inches long when assembled and an excellent kit for that time. Features full hull, optional position keel, optional position cabin and deck hatch if you wish to super-detail the insides, full deck fittings, two detailed small boats, railings and life rings, furled sails (as shown on box art)and rigging material with a rigging diagram. Never started. Factory sealed parts bag with instructions. The skipjack 'Carrie Price' is an exact replica of a typical small sailing vessel used along the Chesapeake Bay area to dredge for oysters. The center keel stabilizer could be pulled up for working in very shallow water. Until 1942 sail was the only power permitted for oyster dredging; after 1942 the state passed a law allowing power boats to be used. This lead to many skipjacks being converted to power and having the main mast cut down. Although its days are past, many yachtsmen restore and sail this beautiful small craft today.
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