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“Son of Friendship”  Gaff rigged sloop.

We were recently contacted via our web site by Mike Kelly who lives near Knutsford, Cheshire.  For some years he has owned and enjoyed this good looking gaff rigged sloop  model  which he believes dates from around 1920.  He is now moving to smaller premises and rather than offering her on eBay,  would like to find a new appreciative owner amongst the Vintage Group who would get her sailing once more. 
She measures 28 1/2 inches on deck, 34 inches overall and stands some 43 inches tall.  A brass plaque indicates she was restored by an earlier VG member in 1989,  does anyone recognise this boat ?  There is also a name plate on the stern.  She has an interesting keel shape with a spade rudder, perhaps a later addition. 
A Futaba r/c is installed, circa 1990 which Mike reports is working.

Study the photos below and if you would like further information or would like to make Mike an offer (asking £250)  then contact him directly at or phone him on 07940 832723

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Books For Sale

Roger Grace from Saltash, Cornwall has the following for sale - if interested call him on 01752 843899
Or email  All prices plus postage.

Model Sailing Craft by Daniels and Tucker, ( the all time “bible” )  1952 edition, Slight rubbing to edges of hard cover, all pages clean and clear  £55

Model Sailing Boats by Edward W Hobbs  1935 edition,  yellow plastic protective cover , slight rubbing on corners of hard cove  all pages clean and clear    £25

Model Yacht Construction and Sailing by Lt Col C E Bowden  paperback 1949 edition  spine damaged but all pages intact  £12

Building Model Yachts "Amateur Mechanics Work"  paperback, 1936 edition, spine damaged, all pages intact  £6

Model Boat Radio Control ` MAP Technical Book`, paperback 1965 edition, slight damage to cover corners, £2

Boat Modelling by Vic Smeed, paperback 1956 edition, slight rubbing to cover   £5

Radio Controlled Model Boats by R H Warring paperback 1981 edition good condition  £2

Some of Rogers books are shown below.
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Viola, a vintage "A" Class boat.

Vintage "A" Class model yacht "VIOLA" Registered KS 2 (Scotland) and GB 1720 (M.Y.A.)
Built 1962 by the late Tom Buchanan.
Plank on frame construction of exceptional quality in mahogany with lined deck and other traditional features, she is in excellent condition and ready to sail.
Now converted to radio but easily restored to free sailing form. A rare opportunity to invest in a beautiful and historic "A" boat at the realistic price of £700 o.n.o.
Currently situated near Glasgow.
All proceeds of the sale will be donated to the R.N.L.I.
For more information and photos, contact: Gareth Morgan, "Gwyndy", Bethel, Caernarfon, LL551YD 
Tel: 01248 670629

For those not familiar with "A" Class boats, they are the largest and most impressive of the racing model yachts. Typically being 6ft long, 8ft high and can weigh over 50lbs.