In the shallow coastal bays and inlets, flat-bottomed sailing skiffs, were used to set out lobster
traps and fishing nets. Manned and sailed by one or two fishermen, the gaff rig could be raised and
lowered in no time at all, the ship anchored and the work done. The flat bottom allowed the
fishermen to go almost anywhere they wanted. Built of wood, plank-on-frame. (Height 13.75",
Models are shipped with the sails unassembled.
Step-by-step instructions are included. All
rigging, lines and stays have brass hooks attached,
which easily hook into eyelets on mast, boom, sprit or
deck. Assembly takes less than 2 minutes.