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Angela Turner02/11/2007 18:17:00
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I have an old ( 1920's?)toy /model sailing boat about 18 inches square but the sails are stained and dirty.

What is the best way to clean them without harming the rest of the wooden boat? Does anyone know of reputable restorers?



Tony Hadley03/11/2007 19:47:00
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Hi Angela,

I don't know of any myself, but the Vintage Model Yacht Group have an excellent website covering all aspects of yacht restoration.

Good luck


Angela Turner04/11/2007 13:02:00
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Thanks ,Tony----looks just the job and I will follow it up!


Tony Hadley04/11/2007 13:21:00
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Forgot to mention in my previous reply, my current building project is a 1920's replica yacht from the model boats mag free plan Nov 1988. I have just received the sails. Decided to have them made in modern material by Housemartin Sails. I did however find out that Nylet still make brand new one's in cotton. Guess I didn't fancy the hassle with cotton one's, washing and ironing etc.

One again good luck and happy sailing.


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