I lived in West Bromwich until I was 30 years old (53 now and living in Bournemouth) and I regularly took the bus to Walsall to SH Graingers and dreamed of owning a Surfury or Cigarette but as a kid it was always financially beyond me. The boat in your post (or one exactly like it) if I am not mistaken is a Cigarette offshore racer and took pride of place in the window
. SHG mail ordered this boat to customers all over the UK and beyond and they manufactured the kit from a small industrial unit in Telford Shropshire for many years. There were always adverts and features about this model
in the MAP Model Boats Mags which I subscribed to for years. Brings back glorious memories of sailing
in Redhill Park Great Barr and Witton lakes in Birmingham.
This boat is well worth the effort saving. Pop a .40 glow motor
into it with an Octura stern
drive and see it fly. Great project, I am completely envious.
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