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    Have not built a model boat for about 40 years,because of lockdown decided to build again. Looked at various kits and after reading the makers write ups,suitable for beginners, in for a shock,the plans and instructions I find difficult to understand so hopefully joining the Model Boats website will be able to glean more information on construction from the more experienced of you. Watch out for my posts. Thank you.๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž๐Ÿค”
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