The green yacht is one of a pair. The other is red and black. They are aluminium-hulled, with wooden decking and a heavy lead counterweight on the keel. They were built from scratch by my Grandfather when he was chief maintenance electrician at Vickers Armstrong in Weybridge in the 1930s. They were not just for show - he was ex-navy and used to sail them on the local ponds and lakes. When I was a child the aluminium masts and canvas sails were still around, but they were lost in a house move at some stage. The old photo shows my mother; she was 5'10" so that gives an impression of scale. The second shows the yacht in my back garden today. I still have both hulls and I would like to restore one or both. If anybody has any skills or knowledge on, for example, stripping paint from old aluminium I would be grateful to hear from you.
More photos here:
The Green Yacht - a set on Flickr
Can you help?