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    Great tip Colin, thanks๐Ÿ‘ Now I know how to fix a model of a boat I sailed on in Brazil several years ago 'Queen Lory' in Buzios. I was working in the Brazilian navy yard in Rio for several weeks and used to go up to Buzios at the weekends. That's the sort of thing I miss since retiring. All the office politics rubbish I don't miss at all ๐Ÿ˜‰ Managed to stick my thumb through the cabin roof of the modelโ˜น๏ธ Been thinking of scaling it up to make an RC version. I'll take some pics tomorrow. (make that later today๐Ÿ˜ฎ) Cheers, Doug PS Wadaya know! Found some pics of the original on the web! https://www.google.com/search?q=queen+lory+buzios&client=firefox-b-d&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=ouxXG__-25HQmM%253A%252CGg1hT_kx_6p82M%252C_&vet=1&usg=AI4_-kQw9hQsdZ1jaB_ASAtDMfmBHHKh4g&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiapu__0OziAhVDU1AKHZQ2D3QQ9QEwBXoECAAQBg#imgrc=ouxXG__-25HQmM:
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    Hello again Iโ€™ll experiment with various options I have in mind and see what I can cope with. With hindsight I wish Iโ€™d spent more time on the window openings before I assembled the cabins as this will affect the frames Cheers brian
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    Rookysailor wrote .....Your quite correct there Doug, this blog has been here months ago, and there were lots of moans about the plans being wrong, I never had problem with them, but have been building years๐Ÿ˜Œ I think Don will be pleased as I have just been on his website, and he has the plans for both the Sea Nymph and the Sea Urchin, which Don said he was after.๐Ÿ˜ I also found his plans were fine , they photo copies of the original, the problem was the hand drawn frames which he said were accurately drawn , they were abysmal , Stevie Wonder could have done a better job , but as the Urchin is so small I have ordered a set of plans from him and will loft my own frames from the plan and side views
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