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I said to my self, Don’t start another build until you finish the one you are working on. I just had to get it out of the box and put it on the bench. Just finished my Charles W Morgan Whaler and am still finishing up my New Bedford Whaleboat. But, I just had to stage my next build, The Maine Lobster Boat. It’s a 1979 Laughing Whale kit out of Wiscasset, Maine. Rescued this beauty on eBay. OK, I couldn’t leave it in the box. Had to lay it out... Maybe 🤔 I’ll just take a look at the instructions. Step
So here we go again with an older kit. Let's start with the kit contents. Here's one of the two plan sheets, the rigging package, and the instruction booklet. And here is the other plan sheet, along with the stick wood.
Let me start by saying the scale listed is just a guess - nowhere on the plans, box, or instructions is a scale given. The pilot house is 4" from the deck to the roof, so at 5/8" scale it would be 6"5". I'm calling it a reasonable guess! This kit is from the 1980's, and the owner wants to see it finished. This should be a fun build. I can see some extra detailing, especially the interior. Although designed to be R/C, it will be a static model. The balsa wood hull side will be replaced with basswood for starters. Here's the kit contents: