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>> Home > Forum > Boat Specific Chit Chat! > Speedline Thames Barge kit.
Speedline Thames Barge kit.
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Nerys
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Forum Posts: 6
13th Apr 2018 20:46  
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Having had an interest and connections with Thames Sailing Barges going back to the days when they still carried cargo under sail, I am contemplating building a model. I am a relative newcomer to modelling, so am considering the Speedline kit. What I really want to know is how this model sails. I'm not expecting speed, I just want to know if the performance is acceptable and she handles reasonably well. Hope someone can advise me.

Nerys

deepdiver
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Forum Posts: 52
14th Apr 2018 09:44  
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Hi
Going on their advert it looks like an old H.F.M kit brought up to date, I had the H.F.M one back in 1990 that cost me all of £70.00, if I remember right I had to increase the under water size of the rudder.
As for sailing I don't remember much as after a few times out, I found that sail boats just was not my thing.

Sorry that I can not be any more help

Fred