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    Ray
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    I have a Zwart Zee tug kit wooden, complete with all boxed brass fitings ,untouched,got it off an old workmate for a tenner years ago when he gave up modeling.its sat in the loft for years as life and other projects took priority.
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    Hi I was unaware that the Samson and Polar Trawler had the same hull, I have had a Polar Trawler for several years, purchased as a project from that auction site β€œE” something and it sails really well, so if the Samon is the same Hull it should be a very good model. Somewhere on the site I have posted some articles about the Polar’s rebuild. Will try to find the links if I can.
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    Thank you, I wasn't aware that the Samson I have shares a hull with the Polar - I bought one of those recently as well, but haven't had a chance to start sorting it out yet.
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    That is a BB Samson II, using the same ABS hull as Sea Star and Polar and as you state from the late 80's- beginning of the 90's.

    DMI and BB were competitors in the 60-80's and the wooden model names are often mixed up, between them. This at least in Denmark.
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    Oxford-Dave
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    The DMI Samson in the pictures above is not the same model as the Billing's Samson - I got half way through building one in the early 90s before a move meant it to had to go. I recently found a finished on one eBay and am currently refurbishing it.

    Looks like this:
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    DodgyGeezer
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    @Richard7

    ".... Your chat reminded me of my early school days (late 50’s) when l used to spend my paper round money of the β€œKeilcraft boat kits” (May have got the kit name wrong), the boat l recall was called the Mermaid, does anyone out there remember these early kits?..."

    At least one person does. http://eezebilt.tk/index.html

    Look for http://eezebilt.tk/Mermaid.html Or http://eezebilt.tk/Range.html Or http://eezebilt.tk/mermaidpics.html

    They are actually going from strength to strength, with 10 new EeZeBilt plans issued over the last several years as a fan homage to the original 7....
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    Puddle-pirate
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    I recently purchased a Billings Sea King on Ebay. Not certain if I'm going to build it or not. Frankly my workshop doesn't have room for a scroll saw. This kit doesn't contain die-cut parts so a power scroll saw is a given. if I decide to sell it I'll post details. Happy New Year.
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    Thank's again used google translator . I'll post a photo of the North Rock - was DMI Samson about 30 years ago & I'll have to put it up on my Harbor page
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    BTW it is not German but Norwegian

    Use Google translate it's not perfect but give you an idea about it
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    Wow that's the tug . it was a fairly simple kit so over the years I change it to look like North Rock tug Alexander towing Company Thank you very much . P/S the write up is in German I think so I can't read it but photos are great .
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