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  1. Hi While I was in Uk in Noughties I bought two antique pond yachts to restore one day... The Vintage Model Yacht Group published several booklets printed by Curved Air Press based on articles going back to 1920’s. Titles include: Jack’s Guide to Restoration of Older Model Yachts Your Model Yacht - how to sail it Tuning up a Model Yacht These are now available from Sailsetc but their website appears to be down. http://www.vmyg.org.uk/pages/resources/books/caplist 2003.htm Techniques and suppliers have obviously progressed or changed in last 100 years but some advice is as relevant today as then. From restoration manual p1 first line: “Some important Don’ts Don’t bring boats, tools, work in progress from workshop into kitchen without an express invitation.” Cheers
  2. HI I have been lurking for some time on various sites gathering information on modelling sails and just wanted to say how superb the detail and effort is on this latest model. The techniques being used by JCF following extensive historical research are innovative and are bringing a fresh approach and new ideas to the hobby as well as providing many useful tips and tricks for others to adopt. I will try to follow some of them but doubt I could ever reach this level of skill... Cheers
  3. Hi Helen I am renovating an Airfix Bountyband have lots of parts left over. If Raklein5 does not want I would be happy to take it off your hands and pay postage to Sydney, NSW. Thanks

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