Carried by the wayward wind of travel, the graceful and stylish Trimaran Merihobus invites you to leave your peaceful harbor and sail away on an exciting marine mechanical adventure. This new mechanical sailboat is designed to show off a great deal...
Carried by the wayward wind of travel, the graceful and stylish Trimaran Merihobus invites you to leave your peaceful harbor and sail away on an exciting marine mechanical adventure. This new mechanical sailboat is designed to show off a great deal of details such as winches, rigging, and hulls, which makes her a very realistic miniature copy of real-life prototypes. The pieces have been expertly cut so they’re ready to go, and your new kit requires no special tools, harmful chemicals or glues to complete the assembly. The model boat set complete with color-coded templates to make the building process simple and incredibly easy to follow.
The body of the sailboat is made in the “skeleton” style to ensure good visibility of the mechanism and the design of the sailboat, including such details as bulkheads, frames and beams. The rear rudder blade is steered by the ropes connected through the pontoons to the master wheel on the stern. The hydrofins on the side of the pontoons make the model stable and steady while creating a visual effect of the elevation of the model. The side pontoons are attached to the main body with a load frame designed to match the style of the hulls. Also, they carry a boat davit mechanism with a winch. The mainsail and fore staysail on the mast can be set or taken in, just like on real trimarans. The mainsail of the Trimaran Merihobus is set on the mast groove with the main top halliard. The staysail “rolls up” on a stay. At the front under the bowsprit you will find the staysail’s winch drum. Sail booms are operated by a lever that pulls the sheet of the boom.
The model comes with several templates for a flag of a ship. Create your own design and using the winch, hoist the ensign up the mast. The anchor cable winch based inside the Trimaran’s body has an automatic-tensioning mechanism that picks up an anchor. The designers used a strong but thin white thread for the rigging of the Merihobus. This ensures the structure of the boat remains neat and light even with a lot of details while making the mast and other elements remain in their positions. And of course one mustn’t miss a lovely little finishing touch - a tiny seahorse carved in the bow of the boat.
Self-assembly, no glue needed
Model Size: 16.1 x 9.3 x 22 in Package size: 14.6 x 6.7 x 1.2 in Number of parts: 237 Level: Hard Assembly Time: 15 hours Recommended Age: 14+ Kit weight: 2.40 lbs