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    1930 Chris Craft runabout
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    ๐Ÿ“ 1930 Chris craft runabout
    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Ok I found some more parts while cleaning up. So....now it's finished. The three vents on the sides are too big (somehow I did something wrong) so I am looking for suitable replacements. I am going to build a trailer for this boat for fun. Anybody out there build one? Love to see some pics or plans. Thanks, Dave

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1930 Chris craft runabout
    19 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Thanks Martin, I will get her in the water for a video as soon as our weather gets better. Dave
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1930 Chris craft runabout
    19 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very nice indeed.
    Great work, you should be very proud of what you have achieved.

    Stunning!

    Martin.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1930 Chris craft runabout
    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Go for it Middy๐Ÿ‘
    I'll be interested to see how you do it.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1930 Chris craft runabout
    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Thanks for the link RN, I'm gonna give it a shot. Dave
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1930 Chris craft runabout
    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very nice job Dave๐Ÿ‘

    Re trailer-
    jbkiwi built one a while ago and blogged it here.
    You can see it in his Avatar, with his RC truck towing it๐Ÿ˜‰
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    PS You can find JB's trailer in his Hartley blog๐Ÿ˜‰

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    ๐Ÿ“ 1930 Chris craft runabout
    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Well guys...I can call this one finished. (Thinking about building a trailer for it) Will be doing pond trials as soon as it warms up a little. I will post a video after I work out any problems I might have ๐Ÿคž Moving on to a project that's been in my head for a while... Dave

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1930 Chris craft runabout
    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Thanks ChrisG , It always helps to push the confidence button. ๐Ÿ˜Š Dave
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1930 Chris craft runabout
    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Midshipman)
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    Beautiful model you should be very proud, look forward to seeing her on the water and learning of your next build which I will follow with interest.
    Regards ChrisG
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1930 Chris craft runabout
    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Thanks Peter, I am pleased with the end result. I learned a lot from all the great people on this web site. Thanks to all!!! Dave
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1930 Chris craft runabout
    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Thanks Trev, I have the kit prop on there now. Don't know if that will work out we will see. Come on warm weather...
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1930 Chris craft runabout
    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ pressonreguardless ( Captain)
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    You really did a beautiful job, Dave๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Looking forward to the Sea Trials!
    I'm sure she is too fast for a fish attack!!
    Trev
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1930 Chris craft runabout
    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ MouldBuilder ( Vice Admiral)
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    Looks really nice. You have done a very good job. You must be very pleased.
    Peter.๐Ÿ˜€
    ๐Ÿ“ 1930 Chris craft runabout
    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    While I was resting...๐Ÿค” Worked on a fire extinguisher for the CC... Also a few other things...๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด

    ๐Ÿ“ 1930 Chris craft runabout
    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I put a good morning together. Got some sanding and buffing done (didn't need much). Been drilling holes for M1x3 screws all morning. Adding details and working on final assy. This is the fun part ๐Ÿ˜ The sun tried to come out so I got some shots outside. Dave

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1930 Chris craft runabout
    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ron ( Vice Admiral)
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1930 Chris craft runabout
    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Adding the 'bling' is always the best part ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘

    Jb
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1930 Chris craft runabout
    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ pressonreguardless ( Captain)
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    Hi JBR
    It looks like you used polyester resin with the glass.
    Epoxy is a much better choice.
    I just used epoxy resin on my Typhoon with no cloth.
    Cloth does make it stronger but just epoxy should suffice.
    When using epoxy over Mahogany, make sure you use a clear hardener to avoid blushing.
    Trev
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1930 Chris craft runabout
    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hey Trev, it's the cutwater that came in the kit. I applied it after all clear coats were done. I also used silver polish to try and bring a chrome look to it. Happy with the results. Dave
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    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ JBRCfloats ( Leading Seaman)
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    I've working on a Christ Craft Cobra since I retired in 2004. I'm stalled at the glassing part. I glassed the hull and deck, but I didn't like the way the hull turned out. I was able to strip the deck and re-stain, but I'm trying figure out how to strip the hull. Once I get the hull stripped, I can try the glassing again. I have attached a picture showing the stripping of the fiber glass from the deck. Any hints of how to make the glassing process work better would really be appreciated.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1930 Chris craft runabout
    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ pressonreguardless ( Captain)
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    She does look great Dave๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Did you provide the cutwater or did it come with the kit?
    The Typhoon came with tape for the cutwater.
    Trev
    ๐Ÿ“ 1930 Chris craft runabout
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    The clear coat is spray max 2K glamour clear. Must shake this after activating for 5 full minutes (best to do 5 before and 5 after) for best results. It's awesome paint. Always wear protective respirator. It is a 2 part paint. Hence the skull and crossbones on the label. 1 can did 3 coats on this project. Thanks, Dave

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1930 Chris craft runabout
    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ samc ( Master Seaman)
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    I tried a number of products, with a lot of sanding in between the coats. found out the 2 part stuff doesn't like me. I thinned it with what i read and saw on the internet. Wrong and the weather effected the finished, to much Humify.
    I ended up using Minwax for outside, 2-3 coats. Looks great, I think.
    All I read was you had to use the 2 parts stuff, or you would not get a good finish.
    Its been 2-3 years now and still looks great...
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1930 Chris craft runabout
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Awesome job on the clear finish! Truly a stunning boat!
    ๐Ÿ“ 1930 Chris craft runabout
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Today's work went well. I put 3 coats of clear on. It was a little tricky because of clearing the cockpits at the same time. All in all it went very well. It is dry to touch but I will wait 24 hours before I get into wet sanding and buffing. The old car and truck are another of my hobbies. They were in the back ground so I figured I would include them. Thanks, Dave

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1930 Chris craft runabout
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Great job on the clear Dave, extra nice๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘. A lot quicker than the 10 coats of varnish on my runabout which took weeks.
    Love the vehicles as well. I used to have a 47 ford 'jailbar' pick-up with re-built 272 'Y' block and a 49 'Bonus built F1 diff. Unrestored (apart from the grille and front panel reconstructed from 2) and a bit rough, but a heap of fun, and far more useful then a modern ute like the Toyotas or Holdens down here.

    JB
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1930 Chris craft runabout
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hey JBRC, yes I did glass it with 2 ounce cloth and total boat resin. 3 coats of resin and a whole bunch of sanding. Thanks,
    Dave
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    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ JBRCfloats ( Leading Seaman)
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    I was wondering if you glassed the boat prior to using the clear spray?
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    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Love your Old's Dave, perfect colour Red, had a '59' Impala some years ago, looking for a '59' Buick Electra now, not many here in the UK worth spending money on, beautiful shine on your boat.๐Ÿ‘

    Cheers, Pete
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1930 Chris craft runabout
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hey Trev, yes sir that is a car lift. That's my workshop. Worked as a mechanic in GM dealers for 40 yrs. Still work at home on the old stuff. Good eye on the Olds. 1953 Super 88. Dave
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    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ pressonreguardless ( Captain)
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    Beautiful Job, Dave๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Is that a floor hoist I see Lurking in the photo?๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
    Is that an Olds?
    Trev
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1930 Chris craft runabout
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Dave what brand of clear lacquer are you using
    ๐Ÿ“ 1930 Chris Craft runabout
    28 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Got the white stripe on. I use automotive pinstripe tape. Also got the name on transom. It is a thin vinyl decal. These will be buried in clear along with all the chrome tape. Starting on that soon... Dave

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    28 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ peterd ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks for that. I will check it out at our hobby store.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1930 Chris Craft runabout
    28 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hey Peter, I used Tamiya smoke color. It is used for window tint on model cars. I did three coats to get it that black. If you use it shake it forever before you paint or it's too transparent. I am using automotive clear coat from this point on. Hope only two coats. Update soon I hope. Dave
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    28 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ peterd ( Warrant Officer)
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    Used that with mine as well. Simple and effective. What product did you use for the transparent black? I would like to try it out.
    ๐Ÿ“ 1930 chris craft runabout
    29 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Well the black paint is on. This is a transparent black (doesn't show in the pics) but the grain shows in the sunlight. I really like it. On to stripes and decals. Slow but sure. Dave

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    28 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    That looks fantastic Dave !๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ great job. Going to look real nice on the water!

    JB
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    29 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Thanks Ron, it does look beautiful in the sun. Dave
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    29 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hey Peter, I use tamiya 1/8" masking tape. It leaves a very nice line. I also used tamiya paint on this one. It dries very fast so it doesn't bleed so bad. Thanks, Dave
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    29 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ron ( Vice Admiral)
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    That clear black gives the grain in the wood a richness and aging. Nice touch!
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    29 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ MouldBuilder ( Vice Admiral)
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    That really is good painting. What is your secret.
    Peter.๐Ÿ‘
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    29 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ pressonreguardless ( Captain)
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    Looks Great! Dave๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Trev
    ๐Ÿ“ 1930 chris craft runabout
    30 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I have the hull paint on. Primed and painted. Next the classic white stripe, black paint on deck, name on transom, then clear coat. Now I have another question. Should the aluminum trim that goes on all over this boat be cleared over as well? Its thin metal self adhesive backed aluminum. Thanks again, Dave

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    30 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ pressonreguardless ( Captain)
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    Hi Dave
    I think most modelers clear coat everything for durability.
    I did not.
    Trev
    ๐Ÿ“ 1930 chris craft runabout waterline
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    So...what's wrong with this picture? What is the best way to mark the waterline? I have retaped several times...just doesn't look right. Always Thanks...Dave

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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ samc ( Master Seaman)
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    Dave that is what I did, put all the stuff in the model,engine,battery anything else, I put tape along where I thought it might be, put in in a tub with water and
    See how she floats ,mark the tape, and that is the real water line. Mine came out nice, with this method
    Samc
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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ pressonreguardless ( Captain)
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    Hi Dave
    On the print it should give you a couple of reference points.
    What you have done looks fine.
    A sure way, and what I used to do with full sized boats, is to put them in the water and use that as a reference for the water line.
    Good luck
    Trev
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