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Scientific America Yacht kit

Mike Esposito

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Hi. Does any body know anything about this kit or Company? I am looking to build a 1st  wooden ship kit and this was offered on Ebay: ;https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F264110432284


Any help or suggestions for a first wooden ship kit would be  appreciated. 


Thanks all.

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Scientific is a long-since defunct company that produced solid hull kits. They were good enough back in the day, but are hopelessly dated compared to more recent kits in terms of materials and design. Personally, I would avoid them.


What kinds of ships appeal to you on a visceral level?

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The Midwest Skipjack is also a good option. The Bennett is a model of a traditional Skipjack, and quite detailed. The Midwest one is of an "Oyster Pirate" (what the type was actually called). They were smaller faster boat used to illeagaly harvest oysters at night. Both kits are based on the real boats, The "Willie Bennett", and "Messenger". I have kits of both.


Midwest also made two other Chesapeake Bay boats the Flatie and the Crabbing Skiff. I'm not sure if the Sharpie model is an CB specific design, or just one from the East Coast area in general.

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