Schooner America Wooden Boat Model and Case

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Project by tlmarriott1 posted 253 days ago 698 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project that was 10+ years in the making.

The wooden boat model of the 1851 Schooner AMERICA (the yacht that started the America’s Cup) was a Christmas gift in 2001. By spring I’d completed the hull but I got busy with life and the model was boxed up. It followed me around the country for the next several years. I finally finished it (masts, sails and rigging) two years ago and built the case for it this past summer.

I couldn’t begin to tally the hours that went into this project but I must admit that I enjoyed every minute of it!

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#1 posted 252 days ago

Beautiful job on the vessel as well as the case, much detail.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#2 posted 251 days ago

Great looking model, and congratulations on finishing the project.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 251 days ago

Stunning and a true representation of the 1851 rigging. Congratulations.

-- Os, Melbourne Aus

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