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    That's a good idea to use polycarbonate sheet for windows. We've taken the easy way out and bought second hand double glazed windows and door. The imitation stained glass panels in the door add a nice touch. Nerys
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    What a pretty little boat, that high peaked gaff sloop rig in my opinion is ideal for a smallish model. Many years ago , I had a real boat, a converted naval 'Julia' dinghy rigged like this, always one of my favourites. Nerys
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    Irrelevant Kiwi - off the subject - consider yourself reprimanded ......... I don't think so .......We all need a bit of humour I agree with Martin - all conversations tend to wander off the subject - but we get there in the end and there is always a good response when you need help......and one does pick up useful information along the way
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    Silly of me - the light blue would tie in with being French too of course. Having had the roundels on the RRAF aircraft and flag - should have known better ........ A distant bell is ringing - seems familiar somehow. Cant quite put a finger on it. Brings to mind the attempt on a water speed record by some of the staff members - a 22' odd hydro powered by a Rolls Royce Griffin (ex Mk22 Spitfire) turned into the worlds fastest submarine (for a very short distance) on launching at Lake Kyle............
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    Quite a story that Finest Hour - having seen some photos and videos of the USCG boats crossing the Oregon Bar think they must be pretty seaworthy. Could not be quite sure - a 44' Waveney ? Understand the USCG use the Bar as a training ground ?
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    This is the third of my scratch builds in progress and again at a scale of 1:12. There are drawings available at this scale but I wanted to produce the rear cockpit version where the roof sits just under the coamings rather than the one with the roof level with the deck or the fully open cockpit version. I also wanted to incorporate changes to make it easier to build it the way I wanted to. The build of this boat is behind the other two and will continue to be so because I'm going to plank the deck and rear cockpit roof.
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