Schooners were ships used for many different purposes, including coastguard work, the control of smuggling along the coast, as well as carrying out the functions of a small warship. The fore-and-aft rigs allowed them to sail close to the wind, often giving them an advantage in chase. The rigs also required fewer sailors to operate than a similarly-sized square rigger, making them more cost effective for their owners. OcCres Albatros kit is a typical American schooner of the late 18th/early 19th century. The kit features a double planking on precision cut plywood keel and frames.
Detailed blocks, deadeyes, doors, cannons, carriages and deck pumps are in wood or metal. Sails, rigging line, and flags are also included for a museum quality finish. At Ages of Sail, the products we carry are always of the highest quality available, with laser-cut parts and ornamentation made from the finest materials for an authentic look. While this kit comes with detailed instructions, the "Albatros" is best for intermediate to advanced builders!The item "Beautiful, brand new wooden model ship kit by OcCre the Albatros" is in sale since Tuesday, March 12, 2019. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Boats, Ships\Other Boat, Ship Models & Kits". The seller is "ageofsail" and is located in San Lorenzo, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.