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Hi all, a coffee break question for you all. You will know me if you know me at all as a lover of the woodie, the mahogany hotrod, the classic speedboat. And I wonder why they are so very rarely modelled. There are plenty of plans for them and a few kits which can be made straight or converted into others. They are well documented on the 'net. There are some wonderful books about them (most of which I have!).
Yet where are they all? Surely they are more fun to fling round a pond than some old tanker/coaster. I realise tugs can be made to erm...tug, if the rest of the equipment is available, but it rarely seems to be.
Does the glamour of a highly varnished wooden or painted finish with chrome fittings not appeal? Does the average smallness of the classic speedboat not make for easy transport?
Not a criticism, just a ponder, but some response would be appreciated.
Good point. Maybe the beautiful wood finish is daunting to many people and putting builders off. It’s much easier being able to sand, fill and paint a hull etc to hide build quality than to construct it without the need for all of this. Just a thought.