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Eddie St Clare27/08/2013 10:29:10
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dscn0549.jpgdscn0550.jpgdscn0548.jpgdscn0547.jpgHello,

All I can really tell you is that it is 30 ins long, close to 8 ins wide, the rear hatch cover is a piece of curved aluminium, finished to match the decking .

Not sure what the hull is made of, it doesn't look like fibreglass as I can see no fibres, its more like a very fine honeycomb, similar to what you would see on the back of hardboard.

The deck cabin seems to be original, but the plastic glass needs a lot of attention, and I am sure the boat would look nicer without itdscn0546.jpg

Keith Long27/08/2013 10:35:54
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Hi

I can't help you with identifying the boat, but I think you'll find that the hull IS glass fibre or composite of some sort, but made with a woven glass cloth, at least for the final layer, rather than chopped strand mat.

Keith

Philip Smith 422/01/2014 19:59:37
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Yes it is a type of woven mesh, but not necessarily straight 'glass. I have seen that sort of cloth used somewhere in an industrial setting, but for the life in me I can't remember where.

Sorry!

BOF wink

mike farrell22/01/2014 21:51:55
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Hi Eddie .That picture took me back 45 years to the days I own a Sprinter slalom canoe .It certainly had that type of mesh ,as I remember it was layered in 4 inch strips . Extremly strong but rather heavy . Cost me 30 pounds but the Gees paddle cost 35 pounds , lost it on a capsize on the river Wye at the white water and broke my heart . My God you started an old man remembering old times .Hope that confirms part of your request . Michaelwink

Martin Field 112/05/2014 16:55:41
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Eddie, that's a proprietary model. I can tell by the deck fittings, most of which I had on a wooden smaller model and which are pseudo Chris Craft in style.

Martin

Christian FARCY25/10/2014 11:57:16
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Hello, this launch is a "Harbor Star": this nice kit has been made by Kyosho during the  late 90's. Chris

Edited By Christian FARCY on 25/10/2014 11:59:35

Tony Hadley27/10/2014 06:54:22
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The model is shown in this youtube clip.

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