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Old Nov 04, 2009, 10:00 AM
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Ahoy Shipmates!
Permission to Come Aboard?

I am an Englishman working in the Instrumentation and Control sector of the Oil and Gas Industry. I have built a couple of R/C yatchs, the last one being the Robbe kit 'Smaragd'. I learnt to sail while an apprentice (a long time ago), starting in a GP14, and then into 'Hobie Cats'.
I have always wanted to build and sail a Square Rigged R/C Model Ship. Recently while surfing, I came across the Steel, Chapman & Hutchinson web site, which then guided me to the prior RC Groups Forum.
I am coming up to retirement age, and looking for a project that would keep me busy. The 'Surprise' kit would be my first choice, as it is an ideal scale for what I wanted.
I have followed the build of your models, and only hope to emulate your skill and craftsmanship, when I build my own.
I recently purchased the DVD from Philip at SC&H. It arrived last week.
I have down loaded most of the Photographs you have all posted of the Surprise construction and subsequent Re-Fits.
I have made some observations, and would like to offer some suggestions, but don't want to impose.
Therefore I respectfully request "Permission to Come Aboard"

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