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#1 frankg Jun 21, 2009 05:20 PM

1952 Century Sea Maid '18' -1/6th scale
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:) Well the St. Lawrence River Skiff is finished in the work shop so it’s time to clean up for the next project for Legend Model Boats, the 1952 Century Sea Maid ‘18’ built in 1/6th scale. This is the next boat in the series “Boats of the Antique Boat Museum of Clayton, NY., which we are now manufacturing. The model will be double planked, mahogany over hard balsa, and be completely laser cut. M.A.C.K. Products Precision Running Hardware will be included in the kit as with all Legend Model Boat kits, allowing the modeler to build the model as strictly static display model, or with the additional Power Package, radio controlled.

For those of you that have been saying , someone should bring back the STERLING MODELS, well we thought we would do you one better. We will be building all are models from the very start, designed for radio control, with the greatest attention to detail possible, to allow you the modeler to produce an award winning model of the subject.

To that end we are posting the two view drawing of the finished model, which will be included in the kit, for your viewing , and possibly wet your appetite for your next project. :)

#2 patmat2350 Jun 21, 2009 05:46 PM


#3 Aerominded Jun 21, 2009 06:03 PM


Originally Posted by patmat2350

Uh, Yeah! :D

36" is a big boat!

#4 Kmot Jun 21, 2009 07:04 PM

Oh boy!! That looks suh-weeet!!!! :D

#5 norgale Jun 21, 2009 07:13 PM

FrankG do you have any idea wht this kit will sell for including the running gear? This is a real beauty. Pete

#6 charlie eaton Jun 21, 2009 07:19 PM

Well Rich, You've done it again!!

#7 edmigley51146 Jun 21, 2009 07:32 PM

Rick, Are you taking orders in advance? If so I want to place an order. I'm building the Sterling Century Sea Maid again for the fourth time. Knowing your producing her in 1/6 scale I might just put my Sterling on the "To Be Completed in the Future" shelf.


#8 frankg Jun 21, 2009 07:44 PM

:) As of yet nothing is nailed down in that we have to do a proof build of the planes and then get the final cost of the laser cuts of the kit. The M.A.C.K. running hardware is already done, but the carvings for the deck hardware have to be finished , cast up and plated along with some stamping which we have to get pricing for. I would have to say that this kit should be some were in the $350.00 range.

By the way the model will be 35 inches in length with a beam of 12 1/2 inches. The 18’ Sea Maid was the next size down from what Sterling Models modeled which was the Sea Maid 20’. Believe it or not when you look at the two boats the only real way you can tell them apart other than measuring them is by the deck step pads. The 20’ had two per side centered in each cockpit, the 18’ had one step pad centered between the two cockpits.

Oh yea! The 18’ Sea Maid was faster than the 20’ with the Racing Fireball 160 with triple carbs and duel exhaust. This was the same motor that was used in the Century Thunderbolt. :)

#9 green-boat Jun 21, 2009 09:26 PM

Sweeeeet...... now Barbie will have her dream boat.

#10 norgale Jun 21, 2009 09:28 PM

Good show FrankG. You can put me down for one also. Pete

#11 papower Jun 21, 2009 09:33 PM

That is one I will be buying for sure! :D Nice selection this time Rich.

#12 norgale Jun 22, 2009 08:31 AM

I just printed out the PDF pic of the Sea Maid and whoever did that drawing did a masterful job. Really nice lines,very professional. Pete

#13 woodybob Jun 22, 2009 08:47 AM

Nice...great choice for a new kit.

#14 rcairboater Jun 22, 2009 10:34 AM

What power are you using on this boat?

#15 frankg Jun 22, 2009 05:05 PM

:) The motor in the power package is the M.A.C.K. Model Marine Motor #5045. This is the back bone motor which we first developed when we first started manufacturing , some 37 years ago, and it is still going strong. This was one of our first very big investments in that we had the motors made to our specs for power and low amp draw. :)

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