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    Puffer's Progress.
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    Should be a good blog on this one,so looking forward to it….wife permitting πŸ‘πŸ€£πŸ€£
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    Hi Keith, (O/F). that Yacht of yours looks very nice and has very similar lines to Amazon, and on about similar, you are not by any chance related to Claude Greengrass from Heartbeat, or are you? You certainly have that look and a better avatar than O/F. Best regards, and kindly do a build log as myself and others will be most interested.
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    Gary Steam Marine, the only way to go.
    Martin555
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    I will be following your build so hopefully your wife won't add more to your 'Todo' list.

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    If it looks right it probably is.
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    Yes, but will be a couple of weeks or so until I start in earnest. Wife has other plans for me 😊
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    Hi O/F,
    Will you be doing a build log for this model ?

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    Keith,

    Many thanks for the response.
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    Hi O/F, (your name would be useful?) The steam Yacht mentioned in this post once belonged to Arthur Lowe (Captain Mainwaring of Dad's Army fame,) and her name is Amazon 1885 vintage. Regards, Gary.
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    I have picked up a hull which is the spit of this yacht!

    What is her name please?
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    Gary you sounded like Judith Durham from the Oz group The Seekers !!!!!!!!!! - Seriously its unfortunate all things come to an end eventually - I notice not many of us build Egyptian or Roman warships nor Viking Longships much either . I have a collection of articles from old Magazines on those ships - some magazines even dating back to the 50's - but its a very thin file.............Most of us build ones that we have seen in person or film that takes our fancy - usually from our lifetime. Personally I get sick of hearing about the Titanic - it was a very minor sea disaster compared to some others I have read about like the sinking of a German refugee Liner in the Baltic - something like 5000 lives were lost - many of them women & children . I live near where the Birkenhead sank and the hundreds of soldiers on board gave up their lives to save the women & children . A friend now owns the house where most of the survivors were taken to for shelter . The then owner Sir Robert Stanford got them all back safely to Capetown. Naturally locals cash in and even a micro brewery/winery is named after the Birkenhead amongst others. Dont care for that sort of thing much either...........
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    Hi JB, and thanks for the photos, the boat looks to be in incredible condition now as when Arthur Lowe's son owned it, it was looking a bit in need of care and attention. I have found another photo of her in Ramsgate and looking very smart. Arthur Lowe owned her for many years and spent a fortune on her. You mentioned Coronation Street but his much more famous role was as Captain Mainwaring in Dad's Army, a comedy series about The Home Guard. Regards, Gary.
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