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Posted by epoxyearl | Aug 10, 2014 @ 04:17 AM | 14,593 Views
Back in 1958, I went into Dorsman's Hobby Shop in Newark Delaware..Mr. Dorsman was putting a Sterling Boat kit on display, and I WANTED it.

But a 17 year old didn't have that kind of money, so all I could do was dream...I bought a several-times owned kit in 2000, but was inundated with offers to buy it, and let it go.

Last Sunday, Henry Bohe offered a partially built one for sale, and with clenched jaw, I determined it would be mine to build. Now, he let it go for a minor amount, because he knew I was ready to finish one .

What had been finished was well done, but the plywood parts can seldom duplicate solid mahogany...I had some old boat boards I had scavenged, so I cut and stripped them into replacement parts.

She's coming along, and is a welcome change from the model airplanes.