Ah... I understand now. Well the only section that you are building like AL designed will be the hull. All the rest will be totally different. Nevertheless, as I have your vintage version of the kit plus the modern version do not hesitate in requesting me to take a look to the new instructions manual with pictures if needed. I will be very happy to help.I am talking about these things. See these pix. They are yours. I drew the circles and arrows to show the guides, (Pins and Holes) My kit doesn't have these guides. I have to guess where things have to go. I have to slide pieces around until they look right then after gluing I prey I guessed right.
I'm guessing that I have a very old version before it was 'updated'. The rubberbands that held the smaller parts together were all brittle and broken.
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Moreover, you are helping me with your log. I need to finish my King of Mississippi as it was designed, and I have the extra vintage kit for parts I could have lost during the last 20+ years of traveling. You have given to me a very nice idea of what to do with this extra kit. I love the picture of the boat you posted that you will built. I will follow your steps so I can do the same or similar in the future.