The following models by Midwest Products are grouped into different levels of difficulty. They are part of Midwest's "Success Series" which offers the modeler illustrated step-by-step instructions, along with cleanly die-cut woodsand all fittings. Skill Level 1 - These kits can be built without prior building experience, using simple handtools. Some parts in this level require cutting and fitting.Skill Level 2 - These kits require slightly more skill and some prior experience using handtools. Some parts in this level require cutting, fitting and shaping.Skill Level 3 - These kits are intended for the person having some prior experience building wooden boats. This level contains parts that require cutting, fitting, shaping and fabricating.
967 The Skiff Designed and built in the 19th century, this flat-bottomed two-man rowboat can be found anywhere there is water.SKILL LEVEL 1Length: 8-5/8" Beam: 3-1/2" Scale: 1/12Price: $50.40
983 Sakonnet Daysailer Designed in 1937 for use as a one-design club racer for the Sakonnet Yacht Club in Little Compton, Rhode Island.SKILL LEVEL 2Length: 9-1/2" Beam: 3-1/8" Scale: 1/24 Price: $63.60
970 Chesapeake Bay Crabbing Skiff Popular work boat along the East Coast during the 1800's. The flat-bottomed hull with centerboard and leg-of-mutton sail rig made it ideal for shallow coastal water sailing. SKILL LEVEL 1Length: 14-1/2" Beam: 3-1/2" Scale: 1/32 Price: $66.00 976 Sea Bright Dory Lifeboat
Originating along the New Jersey Coast in the mid-19th century as a fishing boat for use in rough surf, it is now used as a life-guard and utility boat from Maine to Florida. SKILL LEVEL 2Length: 12" Beam: 3-7/8" Scale: 1/16 Price: $61.20
965 Chesapeake Bay Flattie Flat-bottomed, shallow draft work boat used along Virginia and North Carolina to carry goods up and down shoal creeks.SKILL LEVEL 1Length: 10-3/4" Beam: 3-1/2" Scale: 1/32Price: $55.20
968 Sharpie Schooner Developed in the late 1800's and used well into this century for turtle fishing along the Florida and Gulf coasts. SKILL LEVEL 2Length: 17" Beam: 3-3/4" Scale: 1/32 Price: $91.20
978 Boston Whitehall Tender Built for use around the New York waterfront in the 1820's, the Tender takes it's name from Whitehall Street in New York City. SKILL LEVEL 2Length: 12" Beam: 3-5/8" Scale: 1/14Price: $61.20
950 The DinghyThis is an Amesbury style skiff, a type of dinghy designed for use as a yacht tender. SKILL LEVEL 2Length: 10" Beam: 4" Scale: 1/12 Price: $50.40
982 Peterboro Canoe Built near Peterboro, Ontario using European woodworking skills. It is a varnished all-wood beauty. SKILL LEVEL 2Length: 15-7/8" Beam: 2-5/8" Scale: 1/12 Price: $54.00
Featuring -“Boats of the Antique Boat Museum at Clayton, NY”See below for more information about the museum.
706 St. Lawrence River SkiffUsed on the St. Lawrence River since the mid-1800's, the St. Lawrence River Skiff was the mode of travel for fishing and sightseeing along the river. The modern day version is an open craft which is pointed at both ends, easy to row, and fast under oars or sail. Until the advent of the outboard motors the skiff was the boat of choice for fishing on the St. Lawrence River.The boat could be constructed with open ribs or with ceiling boards to cover the ribs completely. The kit provides instructions on both looks. As for color, that is left up to the builder, as the real boats almost became works of art with different woods, stains, and inlaid woodwork in the seats. The model is made of bass wood and the kit includes a movable fish box, faux leather bindings on the oars, and an easily assembled stand.Length: 19-1/8" Beam: 3-3/16" Scale: 1/12
Kit Price: $102.00
Anyone with an interest in the great boats and builders of the past may want to consider a trip to the Antique Boat Museum, especially during the Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show. The museum boasts the largest collection of antique and classic boats in the world, along with numerous exhibits in its various buildings. For more information on the museum and show dates you can contact the museum at Tel# 315-686-4104 Monday through Friday (May to September) or click on the link to their website: www.ABM.org.