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VIRGINIA PILOT SCHOONER
"KATY" CA 1800
DIMENSIONS: LOA 36 1/2" LOD 22", LWL 23" Beam 9 1/2"
Draft 3", Overall height 34 1/2" WEIGHT 13 pounds
PRICE: NOW $375.00 Plus We Pay 1/2 shipping of $120.00
Fully Rigged in Giant carton to 48 contiguous States.
Presented is a model of an early Virginia pilot boat that was
made by a master craftsman using composite materials. It is in new condition. The vessel's name is imprinted on
its mainsail. It is accurate down to the last detail. This two masted full rigged schooner
has a black hull, wood decks,deck houses, full running and standing rigging, and a copper sheathed bottom.
Accurately replicated are the gaff rigged main and foremast, with a single foresail,
mainsail, and a large fisherman staysail between the main and foremast. The running rigging, including lazy jacks, is
all properly placed and makes an incomparable model of the highest quality. The deck houses are painted white, and wood
decks and cap rail are varnished. There are all kinds of gear and fittings including a large fisherman type anchor, an
anchor windlass, two bilge pumps, and a proliferation of cleats, and other deck gear and fittings.
Port side looking aft. Note loose footed foresail
HISTORY OF KATY: A researcher determined that
the original plan for the armed Virginia pilot boat was based on a Dutch copy of a French drawing. The noted maritime historian
and illustrator Howard Chapelle found this plan in a European archive. The plan and some notes were passed from Chapelle through
a handful of authors ending up with Clayton A. Feldman, who developed a set of plans from which he developed a reconstruction.
According to this researcher, a model company, in turn, developed a kit based on Feldman's plans. The notes characterize
this design as being a link between the Bermuda sloops of circa 1740 and the Virginia schooners of the early 1800s."
Edited from Sail Classics Magazine 2006 article "What Ship Is That"
by Jim Bloom.
To bring this full circle the kit model which was introduced in the 1950's was discontinued
in the 1960's and was reintroduced by them as a kit in 2007, and no longer produced. The model offered here is not a
kit and was made by a master craftsman. It is 8 inches longer and 3 inches wider in size.
main boom detail
Starboard stern quarter looking forward
rigging and details of masts
NO NONSENSE GUARANTEE: If not completely satisfied
with your purchase it may be returned within five days of receipt in its original packaging if without damage. Return
items must be insured for their full value. Only a prior email authorization from us for the return is required. Shipping
charges are included in this offer if an error is due to our fault.
SHIPPING IS RESTRICTED
TO THE U.S. 48 STATES AND CANADA ONLY!
SHIPPING & PACKING: This model needs to be shipped in a very large corrugated carton
that costs $75.00 plus the cost of shipping, packing, handling, and insurance to its destination which is an additional
charge $115.00. We price our shipping honestly, but we expect to be reimbursed for the cost of packaging materials
and handling and a major portion of this cost is being subsidized for this model.
Buy this very special high quality
model Now! What a great find for that special person who can appreciate only the finest.
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