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Free Plans of Blanchard Junior Knockabout Day-Sailer

BLANCHARD JUNIOR KNOCKABOUT, HULL NO. 7

A Small Boat Perfect for a Highly-detailed Ship Model

REPLICATE A CLASSIC SMALL BOAT IN A LARGE SCALE MODEL

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Blanchard Junior Knockabout

Blanchard Junior Knockabout, Hull No. 7 is an example of the popular “day-sailer” sailboat, which was developed to adapt to the economic realities of the Great Depression and to cater to the working class.

The small size of this boat means that the ship model builder can create a model to a large scale that allows intricate detail not possible with larger ship models. A model at 1” = 12” (1:12) would result in a model that would still fit on a desktop, but would hold a fantastic level of detail.

The scratch-builder could even recreate the original steam-bent frame construction method of the original boat with our page of FREE SHIP PLANS.

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Photo Gallery of Historic Lumber Schooner Wawona

Once Numerous, West Coast Lumber Schooners Rare

Documentary Photographs of Now Disassembled Schooner Wawona

MAY BE LAST DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE OF HISTORIC SHIP

 

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Bow view of the historic lumber schooner Wawona

From the scores of wooden three-masted schooners built in the 19th and early 20th centuries for service in the West Coast lumber trade, the schooner Wawona was one of only two known to be preserved when she was surveyed by the Historic American Engineering Record in 1986. She was dismantled in 2009.

Our gallery of photos of Wawona, perhaps the last documentary photos available of this historic lumber schooner, are high-resolution and downloadable.

These photos are invaluable to the model shipbuilder planning a model of a West Coast lumber schooner.
Charles Davis, The Building of a Wooden Ship