Flattie Model Boat Kit Chesapeake Bay Fishing – Corel (SM42)
The Flattie Chesapeake Bay Fishing Boat Model Kit is manufactured by Corel Model Ship Kits & Corel Model Boat Kits. Corel Model Ships are historically accurate and all ship model kits contain the highest quality parts, cast metal fittings and photo-etched brass parts, and the best available timbers. Wherever possible all parts are pre-cut and ready for assembly.
History of the Flattie Chesapeake Bay Fishing Boat
The term Flattie indicated in local slang, a boat typical of Chesapeake Bay on the north-east coast of the United States. Attributable to the wide range of boats with V-shaped hull, the Flattie, like all popular boats was of a complex historical evolution and structural adaptation to uses and environments. Between 5 and 9 metres in length, the boat was particularly flat and wide in deck.
Already present in the waters of the bay around the middle of last century, the FLATTIE – Chesapeake Bay Fishing Boat reached its peak in use in 1880-1890. Originally used to carry local products it was later widely used for the collection of oysters and crabs. This was carried out ploughing the depths. With a short, strong net bag, dragged from the boat by a cable.