Keel Over 18" Description
Total Dimensions: 18" H x 5" W x 14" LNOT A MODEL SHIP KIT
Attach Sails and this Model Fishing Boat is Ready for Immediate Display
Prepare to harvest the fruit of the sea with this adorable fishing boat model. Whether your catch is fish, crab, shrimp or lobster, you're sure to come home with a full catch aboard this model fishing boat. A wonderful piece of nautical décor for any beach house, sunroom or office, the fine craftsmanship and excellent features of this model fishing boat make it impressive for display to friends and family.
18" Long x 5" Wide x 14" High
•Suits any room or décor with clean lines and simple colors
•Quality construction of solid wooden parts
•Amazing Details, in these fishing boat models include such features as:
◦Fishing nets, lines and crab pots or lobster traps
◦Real cloth sails and flags
◦Expansive rigging with up to a dozen deadeyes
◦Individual deck planks visible
◦Detailed pilothouse and deckhouses
◦Metal railings, mast antennae, anchor chains and propellers
◦Barrels, buckets, life preservers, rubber bumper tires, lifeboat, deck cleats, rope coils and other nautical items about the decks
•Sturdy wooden base attached to these model fishing boats
•Pre-assembled, simply attach the masts and display
◦Ready to display in less than five minutes
◦Separate pre-assembled hull and sails ensure safe shipping and lower cost
◦Insert mast in designated hole and clip brass rigging hooks as shown in illustrations
◦Sails and rigging already complete
Note that features and details vary slightly by model
Keel Over 18" HistoryFishing has played an important role in human food gathering for over 35,000 years, but the evolution of fishing boats over the last several thousand years has greatly expanded societies' ability to feed themselves and presents the modern world with an important source of healthy nourishment.
Of the 4 million commercial fishing boats sailing the seas today, it is estimated that 1.3 million are modern, decked craft with enclosed areas and catch storage or processing holds. Two-thirds of the remaining boats are believed to be traditionally powered vessels, including sailboats and rowboats, that are used by artisan fishers for small scale commercial or subsistence fishing in coastal or island regions, as well as upon rivers and lakes.
Although boats utilized for fishing date from antiquity as evidenced by ancient Egyptian artwork, until the late medieval period boats were generally adapted from other purposes rather than being designed specifically to optimize their ability to function as commercial fishing craft. With the evolution of efficient, purpose-built fishing boats throughout the Renaissance, by the Age of Sail commercial fishing had become a major industry for many northern European seagoing nations. Fishing fleets consisting of hundreds of sailing craft might spend weeks at sea, salting their catch for storage in barrels or transferring them to other sailboats for transport back to shore.
Fishing boat designed varied greatly by nation, region and even individual shipyard as much as by function or intended catch throughout the age of sailboats. During the 1950s, the design of mechanized commercial fishing boats increasingly constructed of steel or fiberglass started to become more standardized.
Modern commercial fishing boats operate using different fishing techniques and methods, depending upon their location, active fisheries and intended catch. The most common type is the fishing trawler, which drags large nets hanging from its sides or held open behind the boat as it moves through the water. Another is the "seiner", or seine net, which deploys a long net to encircle a school of fish before drawing the fishing net tight to contain them. Tuna, mackerel, skipjack and squid are often fished using long lines with baited hooks, which may be extended on poles or booms from the sides and stern of the ship as it cruises slowly through the sea.