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    Newby7
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    I like scratch building for the boat and superstructure but finding bits and pieces is the hard part for finishing the boat where a kit has all the parts ready to go so good in both kits and scratch building.
    Rick
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    redpmg
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    The one good thing about kits is that usually apart from motors etc everything is in the box . Very useful when you live somewhere where its difficult to find MB bits & pieces. That said however you are simply one of many to build that particular model. Very boring to go down to the club and find a lot of the same boats on the water........ Not to say disappointing
    So my usual approach used to be to change a few things including the superstructure - unless that particular model had great appeal.......
    Fortunately now having stocked up fairly well with bits & pieces plus having use of a laser it was easy enough to revert to scratch building - my first ever boat aged around 9 or so was built from a photo and was probably quite crude by current standards - however it gave a lot of pleasure in building - and sailing in a garden pond but regrettably sank on its first real outing - giving me my first lesson in watertightness. Although my last few efforts for my grandchildren & lockdown are using a plan - the finished articles will have many deviations from the original - such as variable mast steps on the yachts.......
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    Nerys
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    That's very true Ken, also if you don't build it quite right, nobody will know. The main advantage of building from scratch though is the versatility. You can build anything you like and are not beholden to the kit manufacturer. However, in saying this I am not in anyway belittling the efforts of the person who builds from a kit or a hull. It needs just as much effort and expertise, but perhaps a little less of the donkeywork.

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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
    KenThompson
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    One thing about scratch building is, if it breaks, you know how to fix it.
    Hehe.
    Ken
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    May the wind always be always where you want it .
    Nerys
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    Now that;s what I call boatbuilding. Priors built some lovely boats over the years and if I am not mistaken this is an Alan Buchanan designed Yeoman Mk2 probably built in about 1956.

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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
    Newby7
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    I don't think showing a build big or small is going off topic nice photo's .Rick
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    jbkiwi
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    All that steaming! looks like an early Herreshoff H28 with a cabin mod, ? (similar boat in NZ 1958)
    Pretty much only undertaken by restorers these days, also the timber is not so available any more. The cost would be prohibitive.
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    CB90
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    I hope you don't mind me going slightly off topic, but I found some old pictures of a boat my father help build at Priors Boat Yard at Burnham on Crouch, Essex, England in the 1950's.
    I am afraid the days of building wooden boats commercially are gone, apart from a few specialists, any way that's what you call scratch built!
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    Martin555
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    Hi CB90.
    I find that i am just a builder, well really i class myself as a Tinkerer.
    But you never know one day i might take a boat somewhere and sail it about for a while.

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    If it looks right it probably is.
    CB90
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    I was very lucky that my Father was an apprentice (7 years) served boat builder and taught me how to design simple chine model boats, using a large roll of paper (wallpaper lining paper).
    I have built kits wooden, grp and plastic, I have renovated a few craft, but I find that I am not as fond of these, the craft I have invested the most time and effort in, including researching, collecting photographs, planning and building are my most valued.
    I don't like to say this but I find most model boat enthusiasts are either get the most satisfaction from building or sailing their boats, the lucky ones get both. Where as I am a builder.
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