Model No. 23: Pleasure and Gee Whiz

Model No. 23

Model by: NGH
Made when: October 1924 (ca.)
Stated model scale: 1/12
Model length (ca.): 30.1" (76.5cm)
Implied vessel LOA at 1/12 (ca.): 30' 2" (9.2m)
Power/Sail: S
Vessel Type: Weekend Cruiser (0); Aux. Sloop (1); Yawl (1)
Hull Configuration: Unknown (1); Keel&Centerboard (1)
Model location: H.M.M. Model Room East Wall

Vessels from this model:
2 built, modeled by NGH
#193007es Tern (1930)
#907s Pleasure (1925, Extant)
#1002s Gee Whiz [Geewhiz] (1926, Extant)

Original text on model:
"#907 1924 launched Miami January 24, 1925 scale 1" PLEASURE" (Source: Original handwritten annotation on model. Undated.)

Model description:
"#907 Pleasure, 30' loa keel/centerboard sloop (later yawl) of 1925." (Source: Bray, Maynard. 2004.)

"#1002 Gee Whiz was added by CvdL to the list of vessels built from this model because she was also based on this model but her "scale changed to make her 33'6" instead of 30', her freeboard is proportionally higher, and she has harder bilges" according to information from Maynard Bray." (Source: van der Linde, Claas. 2008.)

"#193007es Tern was added by CvdL to the list of vessels built from this model as per sketches and correspondence between NGH and son Griswold in Francis Russell Hart Nautical Collections, MIT Museum, Cambridge, Mass. Haffenreffer-Herreshoff Collection, Series VI, Folder HH.6.91, Box Number Box HAFH.6.2B." (Source: van der Linde, Claas. May 2, 2016.)

Note: Vessels that appear in the records as not built, a cancelled contract, a study model, or as a model sailboat are listed but not counted in the list of vessels built from a model.

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