Maine Lobster Boat Kit

This is the Midwest Maine Lobster Boat Static Model Kit. Developed after WWI, the Lobster Boat with its speed, capacity and stability in rough seas is the primary work boat of Maine Lobstermen. This kit is a Skill Level 3 designed for persons with some prior wood boat building experience.

Midwest Maine Lobster Boat Kit
 Midwest # mid991
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Midwest Item # mid991
Specifications :
  • Length: 21-7/8" (550mm)
  • Beam: 7-5/8" (194mm)
  • Height: 14-5/8" (371mm)
  • Scale: 3/4"=1'
  • Midwest Product Number: 991
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"Nice finished model"
SC (Arkansas)
This is a large model when completed and was fun to build and finish. The large scale makes it possible to add extra detail. If you search Maine lobster boats online there are a lot of pictures of the actual boats which show variations in paint and equipment. Construction is pretty straight forward but I had some difficulty with the chine logs. Both the inside and outside chine logs on the port side broke when I was bending them to fit the forward frames. I went ahead and glued them in and laminated another thin piece to the outside and shaped it to the curve with a sanding block. A palm sander and small plane made fairing the hull framework a lot easier. I also found that using cardboard templates traced from the hull cross sections on the plan were helpful in getting the contours correct. After planking and a little filler everything worked out.

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  • All wood model consists of Basswood, Balsa and Micro-Lite Plywood construction.
  • Complete metal fittings set.
  • Materials to build two lobster traps, three buoys and a display stand
  • Two cast metal lobsters.


  • Length: 21-7/8" (550mm)
  • Beam: 7-5/8" (194mm)
  • Height: 14-5/8" (371mm)
  • Scale: 3/4"=1'
  • Midwest Product Number: 991


One Midwest Maine Lobster Boat Static Model Kit with, rolled plan sheet, instruction manual, two lobsters, pre-cut wood pieces, all fittings and accesories, staysail cloth, clear plastic for windows.

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  • The prototype on the box was painted using the following colors
  • Midwest Prep Primer #41-4 (MIDR7904)
  • Midwest Apprentice Boat Kit #910 (MIDR0910)

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