25 July 2007
a model of a Dark Harbor 17 gaff rigged sloop
the hull of the model built up in wood and painted with a dark green bottom, white topsides and pale green decks and cabin top. Detailed with chocks, cleats, tiller and rudder, coils of line, traveller bar, turning blocks, and rigged as a gaff sloop with club footed jib, gaff rigged mast with boom and gaff, mast hoops, standing and running rigging, ensign and pennant. Displayed on a "T" cradle on a mahogany base with inlaid detail and a glass cover with brass trim.
35¾ x 31 in. (90.8 x 78.7 cm.)
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