The Indian Girl was designed by J.H. Rushton, America's premier canoe builder, for the burgeoning market of pleasure paddlers. Wood-canvas construction was pioneered in Maine and first offered commercially in the mid 1870s. Wood-canvas became the standard for canoes primarily because it was so much cheaper than all wood construction. A wood-canvas canoe is watertight due to a canvas covering stretched over a wooden hull in which the planks are merely butted together. After it is fastened to the wooden hull, the canvas is "filled" to make it waterproof and then painted. This model features strip plank construction and is intended to introduce beginners to this type of building method.
A Complete Kit: Features Midwest's Micro-Cut Quality Flexible Basswood planking strips.
Accurately pre-cut components featuring Forms, Strongback, Stems, Decks and Ribs, Fabric seats and brass stem bands.
Overall Length: 16"
Scale: Scale: 1" = 1'
This kit can be built without prior building experience, using simple hand tools. Some parts require cutting and fitting.
Midwest's line of Success Series boat kits are designed and engineered for your satisfaction and success. All of Midwest's Apprentice Series model kits contain Micro-Cut Quality Woods and their exclusive Success Series Construction Manual, an extensive all English, illustrated, step-by-step manual that makes building a pleasure.
Build a little piece of American history . . . with Midwest's Apprentice Series Kits. Midwest's Apprentice Boats are modeled after the original boats used in the 1800s and early 1900s. When you build these boats, you will learn real boat building techniques with different types of hull construction such as lapstrake and strip planking. The hull of each boat is built on a frame, just like the real thing.
Made in the USA.
Required Items: (not included)
hobby knife, razor saw, sandpaper, wood glue for wood parts, CA for metal parts (super glue),
paint and varnish.
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