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    ๐Ÿ“ Chris Craft Cobra
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    Hey Len, that's a beautiful 40 Ford you have there, have you ever been to Louisville KY for the street rod nationals? You would fit right in... It's coming in August. Thanks for the kind words, I will try to get some better pics RR
    ps... I also redo hot wheels into real cars in my spare time ๐Ÿ˜

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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Lieutenant)
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    Thanks RR. I do not attend the show in Louisville as it is just too hot there at that time of year. I do attend other NSRA nationals like the one in York, PA and Burlington, VT. Your hot wheels conversions look cool.
    Len
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    ๐Ÿ“ Chris Craft Cobra
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    Finished the CC Cobra. Fiberglass cloth is on with Total boat epoxy resin. Painting and clear coat went well... All fittings are on with two sided tape. Swapped the steering wheel out for smaller diameter to fit my captain in. I will do lake trials soon. I went with a 550 brushed motor, combo speed control/receiver, 5000 mah battery. Moving on to the next project. RR

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Cobra
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    With all the comments on the super cars, I see little comment on such a superb finish and beautiful looking boat River Rat. If your cars are as polished as the boat, people will need very dark sun-glasses to avoid the glare from the shine.๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Cobra
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    Hi Boatshed, I use these 2 products for all of my mahogany boats. ( Available on Amazon) I glass cloth the complete hull with a very thin coat of Total boat and 2oz cloth, 24 hours later I sand all the bumps off with 220 grit (at this point it looks rough and kinda ugly) Then I apply a second heavier coat. This time I sand with 220 wet sanding paper. At this point I apply any decals, waterline stripe, install running hardware, paint bottom, and apply a third coat. 24 to 48 hours later I wet sand again until completely smooth ( took me about 8 hours) then I sprayed 2 coats of the 2x clear (you MUST wear a certified mask) This is an excellent clear coat that is like the finish on your auto. Thanks for the compliments! RR
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Cobra
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง BOATSHED ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi River Ra Your Chris Craft Cobra is awesome, the gloss on the varnishing is like glass. What varnish have you used PLEASE. Also could you please post a couple of pictures showing your car and truck completely, in their full spender, with all their front grill chrome . I am a classic car fan myself. I own 1960 Rover that I am slowly trying to do her up. She will never be as beautiful as your red one though.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Cobra
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Lieutenant)
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    River Rat, your 2 autos are great. Take a looh at my '40 Ford deluxe. Me and my wife have had it since 1993 and drive it all over town and out of state. Stock looking but fully upgraded with all creature comforts and go fast power options from engine to rear end.
    Len
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    Thanks DW, the fittings are stock Dumas chrome fittings. I just got a good set I guess. RR
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Cobra
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    You are correct Len 1, the car is a 1956 Oldsmobile super 88. This was my first car, I have owned it for 50 years ๐Ÿ˜„. Thanks for all the compliments on the CC! I also have a 1953 Oldsmobile 88, and I have a 1957 Chevy 3100 pick up truck.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Cobra
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Really great build, I have one of them and now run a brushless motor, but the finish is nothing like yours. Hope the water trials go well for you.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Cobra
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Lieutenant)
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    Just fantastic. What can I possibly add that has not already been said.
    I like the red car but I do not think it is a '57.
    Len
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    The finish is superb ๐Ÿ‘
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Cobra
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช hermank ( Captain)
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    Riverrat
    I m breathless, speechless about your Finishing! That is quality paint
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Cobra
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง flaxbybuck ( Captain)
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    I'm so pleased to see you have put it in a glass display case because it really deserves it. It looks superb ! ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Cobra
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Commander)
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    Very nice! The fittings look great, better than stock Dumas fittings. Mind if I ask what you did to improve them?
    Dave B
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Cobra
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    Love it, Love it, Love it. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž


    And the red car ( looks like a 1957 Chevy ) is also a great match to it.


    Isaac
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Cobra
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ peterd ( Midshipman)
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    Great job . I like the steering wheel, it goes well with the rest of the cockpit fittings.
    ๐Ÿ“ Chris Craft Cobra
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    Hey guys, short update... I have the fin glued on and bondo to smooth it. Hull completely sanded and stained, water line marked in. Getting ready to fiberglass with Total boat epoxy resin. This is my favorite part... Primer, paint and clear ๐Ÿ˜ will update soon... RR

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Cobra
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    As Jumpugly would say:
    simple outstanding.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Cobra
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Going well Ratty๐Ÿ˜‰
    Shame though that you're going to paint over all that lovely woodwork๐Ÿค”
    BTW: Planker of the Month is as good as his planking๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
    KUTGW๐Ÿ‘
    Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Cobra
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Midshipman)
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    It has been a beautiful few dayโ€™s work for you, and very inspiring. I have the kit, which will remain untouched until some other projects are re-started and completed.
    ๐Ÿ“ Chris Craft Cobra
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    Another good days work, finished the planking...Yee Haw!!!. Thanks Doug, your always good for a laugh ๐Ÿ˜‚ Is planker of the month a good thing? Sounds a lot like something else ๐Ÿ˜
    Thanks, RR or Ratty...๐Ÿค” sounds good, I like it..

    ๐Ÿ“ Chris Craft Cobra
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    I have my Mom all moved in her new place now and finally got back to the CC. Planking the hull and sides with .060 x 1/2" mahogany and now working on the deck. The two tone effect is birch plywood and .060 x 3/8" mahogany. White styrene strips for the caulking. Nose block is solid mahogany. So far everything is laying down nicely ๐Ÿ˜ The last picture is Mom's back yard... My new testing grounds ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘... Back to planking and then sanding down, I will update soon! Thanks, RR

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Cobra
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง flaxbybuck ( Captain)
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    Looking good ! ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Cobra
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Another candidate for 'Planker of the Month'๐Ÿ‘
    I can see that you are going to be booking into Hotel Mama quite frequently RR๐Ÿ˜‰ Or may we call you 'Ratty', as from The Wind In The Willows?๐Ÿ˜

    Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž


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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Cobra
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    How lucky River Rat, you have a pond at your disposal. Fantastic.
    Keep up your great work, I'll follow you.
    ๐Ÿ“ Chris Craft Cobra
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    Hello to all... the first layer of planking is 1.5mm x 25mm birch plywood. The inside of the hull will be sealed with Total boat epoxy resin. I will block sand the hull in preparation for the mahogany planking. I'm still helping my mom move so not to much time for boat building ๐Ÿ˜‰. I will update soon. Thanks RR

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Cobra
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    Got to love planking. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    Old fashioned work that looks great!


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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Cobra
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    Hi Boatshed, the mahogany planking goes on parallel to the water line. Each plank on the sides will be tapered about 30 percent at the stern. I will have a few "stealers" at the bow. It seems to get easier each time, this is #5 for me. Thanks, RR
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Cobra
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง BOATSHED ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Nice work, but will your mahogany planking lay then opposite way? I have never planked a hull before.
    ๐Ÿ“ Chris Craft Cobra
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Captain)
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    New project is well underway. 1955 18' CC Cobra in 1/8 scale. Framework, chines, sheers and transom all together. I am starting the planking today. The last picture shows the boat I am building. I don't think the hardtop is factory but I really like the looks of it. So I will attempt a scratch built hard top. I will update soon. Thanks, RR

    P.S. We got my Mom a new condo and this is looking out her back patio ๐Ÿ˜ I Love it!!!

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Cobra
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง PhilH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Yer looks great place to live ๐Ÿ˜
    Phil
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Cobra
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง PhilH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Lovely boat my kind of boat,looks like the hard top is from American car๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Cobra
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Midshipman)
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    The hardtop looks like one for a Chevy Corvette for those years.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Cobra
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Lieutenant)
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    nice build. Love the backyard/lake


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