Deadrise Crab Scrape Model

A Deadrise crab scrape is a  traditional Chesapeake workboat that was used in the shallow waters off Tangier and Smith Islands to harvesting the soft shell blue crab. These open boats featured a low freeboard, a broad beam, and a shallow V-bottom, characteristics suited to harvesting crabs using a crab scrape, a type of dredge. A sharply rising bow and a box transom help handle the bay’s choppy waters. This model is of a Deadrise crab scrape; It is built to 1:16 scale and is L-23” x W-8” x H-9”. The model and everything in it are handmade and built to as close to the 1:16 scale as possible.

 

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