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    Star Yachts, Birkenhead
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    DaveG
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    hey guy's
    my stepdad's job when he first left school was working in the factory around conway street somewhere building the star yacht's๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    AndyS
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    Thanks Chaps for your reminiscences, there certainly is a lot of interest about them on the net and the 'Appreciation' website (link in earlier post) is well worth a browse.
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    Ray
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    Oh yes I remember the old New Brighton model boat lake,we used to stay with my gran in Birkenhead in the late forties early fifties,my Dad bought an old second hand Star yacht in the old Birkehead indoor market ,and I spent many happy hours sailing it at New Brighton,it was seeing some of the big scale models there that I believe sowed
    the seed for my later interest in mode boating.
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    dave976
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    Hi Andy
    Many years ago these Star yachts were a common sight at New Brighton lake on the Wirral. Not surprising as the shop was just up the high street. It was not uncommon to see six or seven being launched (thrown) into the lake by an eager smiling young sailor. They all sailed well and gave plenty of exercise to the young sailor who had to run round the lake to recover or turn around the model. I am sure there were different coloured versions but your pic shows the type I remember best. There are collectors who are prepared to pay good prices for original specimens. I hope you do restore to its original condition and manage to find a suitable boating lake for sailing.
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    Mike W
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    When I was about 5 I had a Star Yachts Endeavour 1. This was later joined by an Endeavour II which my Uncle found, weathered and adrift, on Lake Windermere. My Dad repainted the hull and varnished the deck.
    Sadly all now gone - boats, Uncle and Dad.
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    AndyS
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    How it should look....!
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    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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