Whilst putting the garden furniture to bed and having a bit of a clear out of the bike shed, I came across what remains of my kids old sailing yacht. I must have bought it for them in the late 70's/early 80's. There's not a lot of it left (see pic) and it was covered in expanded foam (a can exploded in the shed).
I cleaned it up with some fine wire wool and white spirit and discovered the makers badge, 'Star Yachts of Birkenhead'.
I did a Google search and was amazed to see so much information about the company. There's even an appreciation society (birkenheadstaryachts.co.uk) which offered to identify and date said yachts. I gave it a go, sent a pic and dimensions and within a couple of hours had a reply from Graham, who runs it. Apart from the id service, he provides restoration information and many spare parts.
Whilst I realise that this isn't a model boat/kit I found it very interesting and when I eventually finish my current project, hopefully will try and restore it to its former self.
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