Back then, the nearby River Clyde was as famous for its racing yachts as it was for ocean liners and freighters.
The first Clyde racing yacht, a 46-ton cutter, was built by Scotts of Greenock in 1803. After that, Glasgow industrialists almost fell over each other in their rush to build sleeker, faster yachts to race on the Clyde.
Alexander Robertson's yard at Sandbank, by Dunoon, was famous for world-class yachts.
With so-much sea-bourne action on their doorsteps, it's little wonder a generation of west coast boys turned to making and racing model boats. And it wasn't just boys - many dads made and raced huge replica yachts on the ponds of parks in and around Glasgow.
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