This kit is a perfectly accurate one-eighth scale model of the Wherry, a handsome clinker-style rowing boat with rewarding performance for fixed-seat and sliding-seat rowers.
Constructing the model boat is good practice for building a full-size Wherry, 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 300 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 kit includes a functioning sliding seat and proper sculls. The model can be constructed in a week of evenings, requiring about 8-10 hours in total.
If you're considering building a Wherry, this model will be a great introduction to the process. If you already have an Annapolis Wherry, you'll love having one on the mantelpiece to admire when it's too cold to row!
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.