- May 15, 2019
I am Steven Haskell, in Chapel Hill, NC. I am 73 years old and I am scratch-building a 1/16 scale model of the Donald David, a 34' Maine lobster boat built by William West of Steuben Maine in 1956. I am presently re-making the keel bc I made an error in my first attempt. Years ago, I borrowed the carved, half-hull model that William used to build the real boat. The half-hull is a 1"/12" scale from which I extracted dimensions and converted to 1/16 scale. I've been thinking about building this for about 50+ years, made a few starts and re-starts and I believe I am firmly under way, finally.