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    Starlet yacht.
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    ads90
    Chief Petty Officer 1st Class
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    Thanks guys. I will certainly pass your comments on. He is a perfectionist and all his boats are built to an extremely high standard. He hand paints and varnishes his models and thinks nothing of doing up to 20 very thin coats to get a fantastic mirror or satin finish. Not to mention making all his own brass fittings ! Envy - certainly not but we love his work and passion. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜
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    Martin555
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    WOW! what a difference.
    Please pass on a well done.

    Martin555.
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    If it looks right it probably is.
    Nerys
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    What a contrast, lovely refurbishment.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
    RNinMunich
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    Beautiful, excellent finish.๐Ÿ‘
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    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
    ads90
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    I have attached a couple of photos of my friend's Vic Smeed Starlet that he was given in a poor condition and that he refurbished - a before and after view.
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    Nerys
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    Really if you want an outboard for your Starlet, you'd have to keep in period. A good old 5hp Seagull is what's needed.

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    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
    Colin H
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    Starting a thought often leads to great things.
    Cheers Colin.
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    Fair winds and calm waters, COLIN.
    ianed57
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    Hi Tony,

    No, my Starlet isn't on my site- I haven't got any decent photos of her but that may change. As I said I changed the topsides to look like a YW Senior - Vic would turn in his grave! I was once sailing the boat on the Thurne in Norfolk and I suddenly heard a shout, 'starboard!' It was a full sized classic Broads yacht bearing down but the helmsman shouted, 'Is that a Senior?' So I was quite pleased.๐Ÿ‘

    Jane always berates me for not having her in commission as she liked to sail her, so I thought I would tidy her up - and have just ordered a cheapo outboard from Hobbies in Dereham - ยฃ10. I don't expect much but it may do - I'll report back.

    I like the outboard you posted from Peter Holland. I can't quite make out the details, perhaps you could attach it next time you email. It looks like a belt drive which would be very do-able I think. I remember seeing Peter Hollands strange contraptions in the MAP books of old. Looking forward to more news of Royal Falcon. Stay safe Tony, I gather things aren't so good in your part of the world.

    Thank you Colin for setting this train of thought in motion, and sorry to hijack your thread somewhat!

    Best wishes to all,

    Ian
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    tony29h
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    Ian,
    If you can't locate a suitable outboard, it shouldn't be too difficult to make one. Attached is an old W.P. Holland design from 1957. Would need some modernising and no doubt there will be others designs.
    Wonder what happened to W.P. Holland (Peter Holland). He was mainly an aero modeller who also designed wacky robots and a few boats.
    Is Starlet on your website? couldn't see it, did it go under another name?

    Colin, wishing you every success with the smaller 'Star Baby'.
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    ianed57
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    I always thought it would be fun to have an outboard on a bracket on the Starlet- would need to find a suitable outboard though.

    Ian
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