Billings Models Monterey Wooden Ship Kit

Brand: Billings Models

Model Number: B522

Scale: 1/20

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The Billing Boats 1/20 Monterey wooden ship model measures 49cm long, 14.5cm high and 12.5cm wide. This wooden boat kit is highly realistic with many fine details.

Even though this boat is known as a Monterey, the design of this craft originated in San Francisco Bay, California (90 miles from Monterey). This boat was built at Fishermans Wharf in San Francisco and was given the nickname Monterey. The immigrant Italian or Sicilian craftsman in San Francisco Bay patterned the Monterey after the Mediterranean Lateen Sail Felucca, with modifications to accept a gas engine, so this is a true California, USA creation.

These boats were built by eye, no plans used, the craftsmen simply started with a general double ended design, with an ample beam, clipper bow, and built the remainder by eye. So, "All Montereys are alike, but no two are the same." This 1928 version owned by Angelo Ghio, has all the characteristics of a true Monterey, as he chose the style of house; stem curvature etc. that he preferred. Several thousand of these boats were built from 1910 to 1950, they proved to be very sturdy (cedar planking) and reliable with much beauty for a work boat!

The Billing Boats kit of the Monterey features plank on frame construction, laser cut plywood keel and frame components, wooden superstructure and decks, hull and deck fittings in wood, brass and/or plastic, rigging cord in various sizes, propshaft, rudder and propeller. It includes full-size plan sheets and an instruction manual with English text.

Manufacturer: Billing Boats
Model: B522 Monterey
Scale: 1/20
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

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