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Darren Palmer19/05/2020 13:27:26
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Hi all - I'm hoping you can help!

My father passed away some time ago and left me his boats. Until recently they have been in the loft and something "I'll get around to looking at" at some point.

Unfortunately I'm now having to move house (divorce) and need to clear the loft. I'm just wondering if it's even worth keeping them? If they're worth anything or even if anyone wants to buy them or know where I could sell them if they are worth anything?

I know this is a stab in the dark as I don't think he'd looked at them for years and I have no paperwork - I'll upload some photos that will help no doubt!!

Thanks in advance - just going to create an album!

Regards

Darren

David Marks 119/05/2020 13:41:23
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Darren - Make contact with your local model boat club. I am a committee member of Dolphin, based in Orpington, Kent and get about four or five calls per year regarding `loft finds` etc. If the models are worth anything, the money is usually donated to either club funds or a nominated charity e.g. RNLI.

harry smith 119/05/2020 13:44:42
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Hi Darren

Depending on condition and type I think are worth keeping to restore.

Someone on the forum would be interested.

I have restore eight boats so far.

Harry Smith

Darren Palmer19/05/2020 13:44:56
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Thank you very much for your replies David and Harry - when things get back to normal re: social distancing then i'll get in touch with my local one in Corby thinking about it as I've seen them on the pond now and then.

 

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Darren Palmer19/05/2020 13:45:45
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Added some photos for info

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harry smith 119/05/2020 13:47:13
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Hi Darren

The green boat in the background is a Vosper Perkasa.

Harry Smith

Ray Wood 219/05/2020 18:32:31
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Hi Darren,

They look expensive engines I would eBay them, where abouts are you ??

I'd be interested dependant on location.

Regards Ray

Tim Rowe19/05/2020 19:03:15
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They are petrol racing engines and nicely installed. I am interested too but in Mallorca so a bit impractical.

Local club Corby Ray so in Northants.

Thinking cap on.

Tim R

Ray Wood 219/05/2020 19:24:06
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Thanks Tim,

If I read the post, rather than looking at the pictures 😃

Darren PM me to discuss please ✔

Regards Ray

Darren Palmer20/05/2020 07:10:48
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Many thanks for your replies Harry, Ray and Tim yes

Posted by David Marks 1 on 19/05/2020 13:41:23:

Darren - Make contact with your local model boat club. I am a committee member of Dolphin, based in Orpington, Kent and get about four or five calls per year regarding `loft finds` etc. If the models are worth anything, the money is usually donated to either club funds or a nominated charity e.g. RNLI.

As my father was a big motorbiker, I'd be donating any proceeds to the Air Ambulance as we did for his passing.

Will PM you Ray.

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