The Gaffer uses a sailing rig with a four-cornered, fore-and-aft rigged sail controlled at its peak and its throat by a spar called a gaff, and at its tack and clew by a boom. A gaff-rig allows greater control over a rectangular sail than a lug or sprit rig, enabling a gaff-rigged boat to point higher windward.
Pinewood Sailers are easy to assemble with real sailing capabilities. With simple adjustments of sail and fin these small ships will sail into (close hauled), across (reaching) and with (running) the wind in pool, pond or sea. Pre-cut wood parts and sail require NO glue to assemble for sailboats. With only scissors to cut rigging line and tape, even novice modelers will be ready to launch in minutes.
- Pre-shaped Solid Wood Hull
- Wooden Fin Keel
- Wooden Mast and Spars
- Pre-cut poly sails
- Cotton Rigging Line
- Rigging Tape
- Illustrated Assembly and Sailing Instructions
- Paint or Permanent Markers
Seaworthy Small Ships' wooden model boat kits are more than just toys: they are designed by a boatbuilder and they really sail! All you need are a few household tools and imagination - everything else is included in the kit.
Maker: Seaworthy Small Ships
Manufactured In: Prince Frederick, Maryland
Recommended Ages: 6 & up
Packaging: Flat Resealable Bag
Finished Dimensions: 8" long by 2" wide by 2" high ( keel)
Collection: Pinewood Sailer Model Kits