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from: You’re sick, can’t afford a sail boat right now or aren’t allowed to sail. It’s winter, your sail boat is in dry dock being repaired, or you become sea sick easily (and always) but love sail boats. The answer – a model sail boat kit. Sure, it is not the “real thing” but, these days, there is a model sail boat kit to satisfy every one’s needs.

The very first thing you need to do is arrange a work space for the assembly of your model sail boat kit. You need ample room to spread out the various pieces. You also will require some type of support or stand to hold up the small and larger parts while you assemble, glue, paint or decorate them. Consider before hand, as well, what tools or equipment you will need. A small hoist to hold things while you glue and they dry, paper towels or cloth rags to clean and wipe up excess, containers to put the parts in to prevent loss, labels to indicate what parts are in these containers and, perhaps, tweezers, pliers and glue.
Glue is an integral and very important part of working with a model sail boat kit. There are so many different kinds on the market it is difficult to know what type to choose. It has to be successful at holding the parts together solidly as well as being leak proof. This latter is particularly important if you plan to sail your model sail boat. In fact, many model sail boat kit builders do just that. There are events and competitions held by model boat clubs across the country. If you wish to become a part of this hobby world, then your boat better stay afloat long enough to complete a race.
Clubs and model boat shops or hobby stores are an excellent place to begin your search for the right model sail boat kit. They can advise you, as well, on what glue is the most effective. Books on the subject can be bought in such places or taken out from your local library. Read about the hobby, talk to the “experts” and then decide.
You may want to go elaborate and expensive. This is not necessarily the best way to become and stay involved. It is probably best to start off with a simple, inexpensive model sail boat kit. Try one with the complicated parts e.g. the engine, prebuilt. This will provide you with the experience necessary to tackle the more complicated kits. It will give you a chance to see whether you like working from a model sail boat kit. It will also let you discover what works and what doesn’t.
Above all, enjoy yourself. Take your time and put positive effort into creating. Relying on a model sail boat kit does not mean a stultified imagination. It can be the first step to creating your own sail boats from scratch.

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