Trimaran Merihobus - build your own sailing boat by UGears
Carried by the wayward wind of travel, the graceful and stylish Trimaran Merihobus from Ugears invites you to leave your peaceful harbour and sail away on an exciting marine mechanical adventure.
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 new mechanical model kit has everything you might need for assembly without glue and special tools and includes winches, rigging, hulls and a flag of a ship.
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 anchor cable winch based inside the Trimaran’s body has an automatic-tensioning mechanism that picks up an anchor. The Ugears’ 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. The curious sea creature known also as the merihobus gave your boat her name.
Sail away with this outstanding graceful sea beauty. Where will she take you today - around-the-world cruise? overseas expedition? Leave the rough seas of the daily grind and voyage to faraway lands with the Trimaran Merihobus from Ugears.
This is the 3rd UGears model I have bought for me Dad (he also has the train and platform). He is still building it now and my understanding is that it is keeping him entertained for hours. He’s just doing the rigging which apparently is super fiddly for larger fingers. He’s enjoying building it though and I’m sure it will look amazing once complete. Thanks UGears for plenty more gift ideas (the only problem is finding space for displaying his finished creations!)