wq3296 Posted December 27, 2014 Share #1 Posted December 27, 2014 Greetings All, I asked for, and received, Pilar by Constructo for Christmas. I have built two other Constructos, the Enterprise and America. I became interested in Pilar after seeing a good build log on MSW and an article on the real boat in Wooden Boat magazine. The kit compares pretty well with Hemingway's the real Pilar, which has been preserved in Havana. The kit calls for the hull to be natural finish, but Pilar actually had a black hull. So far, the only egregious kit item I have seen is the keel/propeller/rudder assembly. It looks like it was cobbled together by folks who only know wind power, I guess. However, this problem is easily rectified - there are many pictures of Pilar's running gear on the interweb. Another minor issue is the lack of an exhaust pipe, which should be on the port side of the transom. Other than that we are good to go. Materials and instructions are very good. wq3296 tarbrush 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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