Wye River Models Hooper Island Draketail Model Ship Kit

Hooper Island Draketail Model Ship Kit

Brand: Wye River Models

Regular price $145.99 $131.99 On Sale

  • Estimated Arrival: Between Dec 12 and Dec 19. * ETA for USA only

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    Hooper Island Draketail Wooden Model Ship Kit

    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
    Dimensions:
    21in Long
    Model done in 1/2in scale

     

    Recommended Glue:

    Recommended Sanding Sealer: 

    Recommended Primer: 

    Recommended Acrylic Paints: 

    Recommended Stain/Dye:

    Recommended Brushes:

    Free Shipping! 

    WE TAKE EXTREME CARE IN PACKING ALL OF OUR PRODUCTS

     

    Order Confirmation:

    As soon as you place your order, you will receive an order confirmation e-mail. This means that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card for the purchase. As soon as we receive your order, we automatically reach out to our suppliers to confirm that it is in stock and available for immediate shipment. If your item is on backorder or unavailable, we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via e-mail. If your item(s) are available for immediate shipment (within 5 business days), we will process the charges and submit the order for shipment.

    The shipment time estimates below apply only to Handcrafted Model Ships products. For Old Modern products, shipping time is similar, but not exact. 

    Order Shipment:

    If your order is stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will ship within five business days from the date of your order. The exception is Wye River Models brand, as it may take up to 3 weeks for your order to be shipped. We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address you provided when checking out.  If you do not receive tracking information from us within six business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us at orders@AdamaModelShips.com

    Domestic Shipments: UPS & Fedex Ground & Express & Pilot
    International Shipments: UPS International

    Delivery Time 
    Your order will be processed and leave our supplier's facility within 3-5 business days. You will receive your model in 4 to 12 business days after you place your order (within the continental United States). Again, Wye River Models brand is the exception, as it may take up to 3 weeks for ship.

    Example
    A shipment within California will take 4 to 6 business days to arrive to you. A shipment to New York will take 5 to 12 business days to arrive to you.

    Tracking
    It is easy to track your shipment. Upon processing your order, you will receive an e-mail including shipping confirmation and the individual tracking number assigned to your model. Check anytime to see exactly when your model is expected to arrive.


    UPS Transit Times from Alhambra, CA



    Fedex Transit Times from Alhambra, CA


    We work very hard to ensure that we offer the absolute best prices online.  If you find another online store that offers a lower price then us within six months of your purchase date please let us know and we will refund your original payment for the difference.  We want you to feel confident that you are getting the absolute best price for the product you are ordering.  If you find that our own website has a lower price for the same item you have ordered within six months of your purchase date will refund the difference as well.

    To request your partial refund simply e-mail us a link to the same product on our website, or on our competitors website within six months from the date of your order and we will process the credit accordingly.

    Our 100% Price Guarantee has some limitations:

    • You must purchase the item from our website before requesting your Price Match Guarantee
    • Promotions and sales, such as rebates and buy one, get one free offers are not eligible
    • The item must be in stock on the competitors website
    • The competitor must be an online store, they may not have a retail location
    • The website can not be a discounter or auction website (ie; eBay, overstock, etc..)
    • The competitor must be an Authorized Retailer of the product in question
    • The Price Match Guarantee includes the item price and the shipping charges, it excludes sales tax

      Money Back Guarantee Policy

      We guarantee satisfaction with our products - in the unlikely event that your model arrives damaged please contact us by within 3 days of receiving your order. If you intend to give the item as a gift, please inspect the item upon receipt. In the case of damage we will ship a replacement to you free of charge and pay return shipping on the damaged model. No administration fee is applied to damaged items.

      For further details please review our Refund Policy.

       

      Hooper Island Draketail Wooden Model Ship Kit

      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
      Dimensions:
      21in Long
      Model done in 1/2in scale

       

      Recommended Glue:

      Recommended Sanding Sealer: 

      Recommended Primer: 

      Recommended Acrylic Paints: 

      Recommended Stain/Dye:

      Recommended Brushes:

      Free Shipping! 

      WE TAKE EXTREME CARE IN PACKING ALL OF OUR PRODUCTS

       

      Order Confirmation:

      As soon as you place your order, you will receive an order confirmation e-mail. This means that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card for the purchase. As soon as we receive your order, we automatically reach out to our suppliers to confirm that it is in stock and available for immediate shipment. If your item is on backorder or unavailable, we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via e-mail. If your item(s) are available for immediate shipment (within 5 business days), we will process the charges and submit the order for shipment.

      The shipment time estimates below apply only to Handcrafted Model Ships products. For Old Modern products, shipping time is similar, but not exact. 

      Order Shipment:

      If your order is stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will ship within five business days from the date of your order. The exception is Wye River Models brand, as it may take up to 3 weeks for your order to be shipped. We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address you provided when checking out.  If you do not receive tracking information from us within six business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us at orders@AdamaModelShips.com

      Domestic Shipments: UPS & Fedex Ground & Express & Pilot
      International Shipments: UPS International

      Delivery Time 
      Your order will be processed and leave our supplier's facility within 3-5 business days. You will receive your model in 4 to 12 business days after you place your order (within the continental United States). Again, Wye River Models brand is the exception, as it may take up to 3 weeks for ship.

      Example
      A shipment within California will take 4 to 6 business days to arrive to you. A shipment to New York will take 5 to 12 business days to arrive to you.

      Tracking
      It is easy to track your shipment. Upon processing your order, you will receive an e-mail including shipping confirmation and the individual tracking number assigned to your model. Check anytime to see exactly when your model is expected to arrive.


      UPS Transit Times from Alhambra, CA



      Fedex Transit Times from Alhambra, CA


      We work very hard to ensure that we offer the absolute best prices online.  If you find another online store that offers a lower price then us within six months of your purchase date please let us know and we will refund your original payment for the difference.  We want you to feel confident that you are getting the absolute best price for the product you are ordering.  If you find that our own website has a lower price for the same item you have ordered within six months of your purchase date will refund the difference as well.

      To request your partial refund simply e-mail us a link to the same product on our website, or on our competitors website within six months from the date of your order and we will process the credit accordingly.

      Our 100% Price Guarantee has some limitations:

      • You must purchase the item from our website before requesting your Price Match Guarantee
      • Promotions and sales, such as rebates and buy one, get one free offers are not eligible
      • The item must be in stock on the competitors website
      • The competitor must be an online store, they may not have a retail location
      • The website can not be a discounter or auction website (ie; eBay, overstock, etc..)
      • The competitor must be an Authorized Retailer of the product in question
      • The Price Match Guarantee includes the item price and the shipping charges, it excludes sales tax

        Money Back Guarantee Policy

        We guarantee satisfaction with our products - in the unlikely event that your model arrives damaged please contact us by within 3 days of receiving your order. If you intend to give the item as a gift, please inspect the item upon receipt. In the case of damage we will ship a replacement to you free of charge and pay return shipping on the damaged model. No administration fee is applied to damaged items.

        For further details please review our Refund Policy.

         

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