Galway Hooker Plan & FG Hull
Plan & FG Hull Set for this 1:12 Scale 1900s Galway Hooker, designed by Mike Mayhew of Waverley Models. This model has been designed from the research of three restored craft at Galway, Southern Ireland. Hull Size: Length 1016mm / Beam: 320mm. FG Hull is required to complete the model, as details of the hull are not included on the plan.
Designer: Mike Mayhew
Length: 1016mm (40")
Beam: 320mm (12.5")
Designed by Mike Mayhew of Waverley Models
These unique crafts were used as transport vessels to carry goods to the shall hamlets and villages along the shore as roads were non-existent. Many were used to transport peat, used as a fuel, from one area to another. Recent years has seen the restoration and rebuilding of these crafts and it is nice to see them racing for a pint of the black stuff.
Note the massive tumblehome and fine entry and exit which makes these crafts such a pleasure to sail. Their solid construction has meant that they have survived unchanged.
A cargo of Peat fitted to the main hold makes this watertight in the model and the radio gear is fitted within a sub-box within the hold. The aft steering cockpit has been made self-draining so the model can be sailed without fear of sinking if heeled over. All ballast is inside.
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