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    Ianh
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    SLEC are good and reliable.
    Fifteen Years ago I built a Tony Nijhuis Lancaster The Big One. My father and I spent 3 Years building it. As we were detailing it ( Rivet Heads and dead rear gunner my father passed away with Leukemia. As my eyesight is no longer brilliant I wouldn't fly because over the 3 years building it I couldn't see my Tiger Moth whether it was coming or going. So stopped flying. The Lancaster has been up once flown by a friend of mine.πŸ‘πŸ‘
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    Nerys
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    Yes Geoff it was SLEC, I was ordering some lime strip last night as my usual supplier was out of stock and read their warnings on balsa. Actually I saw a mention of it a week or so ago somewhere else, but cannot remember where. As it happens, it doesn't affect me, I never buy balsa, I'm allergic to it.!

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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
    mistyoptic
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    Hi Nerys, I assume you have looked at the SLEC website. I have seen this note also. I have known this company for many years as I have built model aircraft for the last 20 years, but back to boats now as cataracts are getting in the way. They have a long history of importing balsawood and have always been so helpful, I have on occasions visited and chosen my own stock. They took over the stock and kit manufacturing from a company at Watton known as Balsacraft who produced many aircraft kits. I think they are now producing the boat kits formerly produced there. Best wishes Geoff l.
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    Nerys
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    I've just ordered some lime strip on line and read a very interesting announcement. Others may already have heard this, but I hadn't. Evidently the Chinese are cornering the market in balsa wood as they use it in the blades of wind generators and any coming on the market in this country is expected to be about three times the price it is now,

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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



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