Hooper Island Draketail

 The "Hooper's Island Draketail" was named after the small island located in the lower half of the Chesapeake Bay on   Maryland's Eastern shore. In the early 1900's, when the internal combustion engine first appeared, watermen were trading   the sailing rigs for the engines and the local boat builders were looking for new ways to build better and more efficient   workboats. One such builder noticed the torpedo boat destroyers pass by his home, and he thought that the hull design   would be good for a workboat. He copied the hull design and built a boat with a V-bottom. The boat was fast, good looking   and because of the narrow beam and sleek lines, it was relatively inexpensive to build.
 The design caught on and the boats sprang up everywhere. The boat acquired the name "draketail" because the stern   resembled the back of a duck's tail. A few years later, a new box stern type became popular, and the draketail became old   fashioned. Eventually, the full name was shortened and now most people only know them by the name "ducktail". Today,   not many of these beautiful boats exist. But through the passage of time, the boat has become a classic.

 Kit Contains:
 Basswood framing & sides
 Hardware & rigging supplies
 Pre-routed base
 Pre-cut keel & stern
 Cedar bottom planking
 Instructions & Blueprints

 21in Long
Model done in 1/2in scale
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