Outrigger 18" Description
Total Dimensions: 18" L x 6" W x 15" HNOT 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 6" Wide x 15" 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
Outrigger 18" HistoryLobstering
Lobsters are found in all the world's oceans, and lobster fishing is a $1 billion annual industry. In North America, the most important regions for lobster fishing include New England, southern California, the Caribbean and the Canadian Maritimes.
Although lobsters may be harvested by diving, including scuba diving, the use of lobster boats allows lobster fishermen to significantly increase their catch. A single fisher in a small lobster boat is able to set, harvest and reset more than 100 traps in a single day, catching anywhere from 100 to 1000 lobster. Larger fishing boats and crews can lay strings of traps to increase their catch.
Lobster traps are simple rectangular or half-cylinder cages with a one-way entry. The fisher places bait in the trap then lowers it to the sea floor where the lobster live, while a floating buoy marks the trap's location. After allowing time for several lobster to enter the trap, the fisher returns in their lobster boat to the recover the trap, extract the lobster and then reset the trap.
Traditional lobster traps are made from oak, but modern ones are constructed of a wire mesh coated with heavy plastic. Small escape hatches allow undersized or juvenile lobster to escape, while the one-way doors feature a "self-destruct device" that causes them to fall open after a period of time if the trap has not been recovered by the lobster boat.