This kit is an exact one-eighth scale model of the Skerry, a Scandinavian-inspired boat that combines excellent rowing and saling qualities.
Constructing the model boat is good practice for building a full-size Skerry, or any of our larger stitch-and-glue kits, because the construction process is very similar. The main difference is that the model is assembled without epoxy or fibreglass.
The video below shows every step of construction for the model. The kit also comes with a comprehensive assembly manual with more than 230 illustrations.
The laser-cut hull panels are stitched together with copper wire (just like the real boat) and glued together with fast-drying CA glue. The model can be constructed in a week of evenings, requiring about 10 hours in total. Spars and sailcloth are included for the lug rig, along with a pair of oars.
If you're considering building a Skerry, this model will be a great introduction to the process. If you already have a Skerry, you'll love having one on the mantelpiece to admire when it's too cold to go sailing!
The model kit includes:
You will also need some CA (cyanoacrylate) glue to assemble the kit.
The construction manual for the boat is also available as a PDF download. After credit card authorisation a download link will be sent to the email address put on the order form.
This is intended for pre-build study or to help with the decision to purchase. It describes all of the techniques that will be used during the building and also a step by step guide to construction. The PDF manual is in colour (the copy that comes with the kit is printed in black-and-white).
This does not contain the plans of the panels for fabricating parts, so it is not possible to build the model from scratch using only this.