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47"L x 9"W x 41"H Wooden Ship Model - Painted Hull
You are looking at a hand built wooden model sailboat. It is made of all natural wood with hundreds of feet of linen rigging. The Bluenose II is carefully constructed using the plank on frame method with mahogany and rosewood for the utmost in realism. It has a brass prop and shaft at the stern. This model ship is extremely detailed. It even has a moving rudder and also has two life boats on the deck. There are slip knots on the sails to adjust the tension on the strings.
This sailboat model come's to you straight from the builder. It is shipped with the masts folded down and easily be stood upright in 20 minutes or less. There is a limited supply so don't miss out!
Construction: Months of research goes into the planning of these model boats. Original plans and pictures are used for their design and realism.
Rosewood: For the hull
Ebony: for blocks and details
English Sycamore: for the hull
Blackwood: for the hull
Mahogany: For the masts, squares and crows nests
Cherry wood: for the deck
Metal: anchors and other tiny details are made of chrome plate, brass plate and gold plate
Sails and rigging are made of linen of varied colors and thicknesses
They take hundreds of hours by skilled craftsman to build. Each model ship is examined during various stages of manufacturing and shipping to ensure the highest quality and accuracy possible for your investment.
The Bluenose II was built in Nova Scotia and launched July 24th. 1963. She was built from the original plans of the Bluenose and still to this day has the largest working mainsail in the world measuring 4,150 sq ft. The total sail area of the real ship is over 11,000 sq ft. The Bluenose has always been black but Legends about her name abound. Historians say it was the name given to crewmmen aboard the schooners that carried blue-skinned potatoes grown in Nova Scotia to the Boston market in the mid 1780's onwards. Fishermen were superstitious not to wear coloured mittens. Yet, one story is that the name originated from the blue dye markings left on their noses after wiping with their homemade woollen mittens worn when they fished in dories on the cold North Atlantic. The Bluenose II still sails today and can be seen in her native Novia Scotia.
The original schooner Bluenose has a very special place in the history of navigation and yachting. Built to fish off the Newfoundland coast, the ship soon turned out to be such a fast sailer that she won all the great classical regattas along the USA's Eastern coast. She was built in Nova Scotia in 1921, and shipwrecked near Haiti in 1946. A carbon copy - Bluenose II - was launched in 1963.
The Bluenose and the Bluenose II were built from identical plans, in the same shipyard of Smith and Rhuland and by some of the same men. It is identical to Bluenose in design of hull, rigging and sail plan. The ship features the largest working mainsail in the world, measuring 4,150 square feet (386 m� ), Total sail area measures over 11,000 square feet (1036 m� ).
Jib topsail 995 sq. ft. 93 m�
Jib 919 sq. ft. 85 m�
Jumbo (fore staysail) 620 sq. ft. 58 m�
Foresail 1,495 sq. ft. 139 m�
Fore gaff-topsail 600 sq. ft. 56 m�
Fisherman staysail 1,450 sq. ft. 135 m�
Mainsail 4,150 sq. ft. 386 m�
Main gaff-topsail 910 sq. ft. 84 m�
Total Sail Area 11,139 sq. ft. 1036 m�
Length, overall 161 ft. 49 m
Length, deck 143 ft. 44 m
Length, waterline 112 ft. 34 m
Beam 27 ft. 8 m
Draft 16 ft. 5 m
Displacement 285 tons 258 t
Bowsprit (projection) 17 ft. 6 in. 5.4 m
Formast,height from deck 118 ft. 36 m
Mainmast,height from deck 125 ft. 10 in. 38 m
Fore boom 32 ft. 19 in. 9.8 m
Main boom 81 ft. 25 m
Fore gaff 32 ft. 11 in. 9.8 m
Main gaff 51 ft. 15.5 m
Masts, booms, gaffs, deck Douglas Fir
Deck hatches, skylights, structures Mahogany
Hull Red oak, spruce and pine; galvanized iron fastenings
Crew (co-ed) 5 Officers
Twin Caterpillar Diesels (250 hp each) cruising at 8 knots