This Midwest Products Sharpie Schooner is one of two static
display models that I built for my dearest, Melanie (the other being a
Midwest Products Muscongus Bay
Lobster Smack). She actually bought them to build herself, but decided to let me
build them instead. I used my woodworking, metalworking, and painting skills for the
structure and accessories, and she used her sewing skills to make the sails. Applying
all those tuft strings on the sails was quite time-consuming. Deft Gloss clear was sprayed
on the entire structure and sanded between coats for a smooth surface. Then, Testors
enamel paint was applied on the bottom of the hull. The effort paid off with a 1st Place
ribbon at the 2004 Dixie Classic Fair, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Here are the specifications provided by Midwest Products:
A model of one of the so-called "Terrapin Schooners", developed in the late 1800's and
used well into the present century for turtle fishing along the Florida & Gulf Coasts.
3/8" = 1(1/32)
Die-cut side & bottom planking
Posted December 1, 2012