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  James Payton sent me some pictures of his scratch built "ORCA" that he constructed as a young boy.   This vessel was constructed in 1976, and James has been protecting it all through the years. James constructed the Orca about a year after the movie was released, it took his  this time to find the materials and find a hull  design that was right.  The hull design came from a boat plan book that James found in his Jr. High School which was a hull that was designed for a lobster boat, James states that he has long lost the plans.

  Build method & Materials used: A basic jig to construct the hull using wood glue, basic bosin

wood made the hull and framing, cabin, flying bridge and folsco deck housing and flying bridge was all made of match sticks cut down and glued side by side, all that you see was made from scratch the only pre-made items were the pilot wheels and the port and starboard running lights, and the shark jaws are for a ocean perch I caught.  There is no type of power for this vessel, at the time it was constructed just for display purposes, in the future I'm planning on building a larger scale with all the bells and whistles.  Working functions are the windows and the door.


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