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    Chris Craft Catalina 50" by Sterling
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    ๐Ÿ“ Chris Craft Catalina
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Captain)
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    Added some bling to her. I think she is complete. I may add bench seats topside later.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Catalina
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ samc ( Master Seaman)
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    Hello
    I'm making a CC Commander, looks similar wonder how you made the blinds.. looks great. like to add them to my boat, any special way to do it... thank samc
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Catalina
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ gcdpetaluma ( Recruit)
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    Update: I finally located contact information.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Catalina
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ gcdpetaluma ( Recruit)
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    Is emailing Brightwork possible within this forum?
    How does a person determine his address? Thanks for your help.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Catalina
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ gcdpetaluma ( Recruit)
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    New to this forum. I'm trying to post a message to Brightwork about his Catalina build. Not even certain if email to members is supported on this site. Thanks.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Catalina
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Great work.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ“ More farting around...lol
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Captain)
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    little more progress....I may or may not change the galley lighting. The mast and bow light were older rice lights, the rest are LED the rice lights died after an hour even though they are 3V. Will replace over the rainy days. Added a bit of furniture.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: More farting around...lol
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Excellent job!

    JB
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: More farting around...lol
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "the rice lights died after an hour"
    Ah sooo! Special flied lights ๐Ÿ˜‚

    That is one beautiful boat BW โ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธ And great furnishings.
    Love the comfy looking armchair and sofa. A post on how you made 'em would be very interesting. What's next? The flat screen TV and HiFi?
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: More farting around...lol
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very nice work.
    Very classy.

    Martin555.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: More farting around...lol
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Scratchbuilder ( Vice Admiral)
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    Lovely work.
    Quality build.
    Regards Bill
    ๐Ÿ“ August 2021 update
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Captain)
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    Did some more work on the Catalina..Update on the Chris Craft Catalina build. Added lighting in Galley. fwd cap rails are dry fitted, as well as hatch. Rear cockpit pretty much completed. Painted the hull. Next anti foul & boot stripe etc. Still need to add nav lights, mast etc.

    ๐Ÿ“ bites and bites
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Captain)
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    Work on her maybe couple hours a week, here and there. Transom started, rub rails etc.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: bites and bites
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Newby7 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Well done on the progress. Good you are able to work a couple of hours on her. For me working on my boats and projects takes a back seat to golf season. If lucky we have a 6 mo. season for out door activities I find working on a boat is for the cold and winter season.
    Rick
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: bites and bites
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Robertcooper ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi

    A very nice looking job you are doing keep it up.

    Robert ๐Ÿ‘
    ๐Ÿ“ Interior bits
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Captain)
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    I have been building some interior bits for her. Will be adding lighting in Galley etc.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Interior bits
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Nerys ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Lovely build, right from the start, nice to see your attention to the interior, makes a lot of difference.

    Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Interior bits
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Robertcooper ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi

    Great job lovely to see.

    Robert ๐Ÿ‘
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Interior bits
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very nice work, like the vanity unit๐Ÿ‘

    JB
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Interior bits
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Great work.
    A pleasure to see.

    Martin555.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Interior bits
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Newby7 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I do envy builders who do such fine finishing work.Great job on the interior.
    Rick
    ๐Ÿ“ Been tinkering in spare time
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Captain)
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    I built the helm station, sliding doors, added blinds and some trim. Still need to do a lot. Nav lights rails etc... Also have to get back to the hull. I have been messing with the interior a bit as well.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Been tinkering in spare time
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    She is looking great.
    Slowly coming together.
    Keep the updates coming.

    Martin555.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Been tinkering in spare time
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Newby7 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice work .
    Rick
    ๐Ÿ“ Bit more done today
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Captain)
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    Windows stained and varathaned. Will put glass & venison blinds in much later in main cabin.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bit more done today
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Captain)
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    Bridge windows will look more like they grew there once she gets along.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bit more done today
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Captain)
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    The decks are just mahogany planks then 6 coats of Satin varathane. The house is mahogany with Semi-gloss varathane. The interior and inside cabin walls etc which are balsa all were stained with Minwax wood finish "Sanora Red". This is the best to get as close to mahogany colour as you can. The wood filler is "Famawood" - the best out their.. it does not shrink or crack, can be stained etc.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bit more done today
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Looking good Brightwork.
    Nice work.
    What wood stain did you use ?

    Martin555.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bit more done today
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Colin H ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Big windows, will it take a whole deer ๐ŸฆŒfor each window.
    Cheers Colin.
    ๐Ÿ“ Windows prepped
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Captain)
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    I installed the forward cabin windows. Still need some touch up and varathane. Also built the helm station windscreen. Just sitting in place. Need to be varathaned etc.. I will put them on later after I have installed helm station and bunch of other items.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Windows prepped
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Really good looking boat another Sterling classic.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Windows prepped
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Newby7 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I like it. Good job.
    Rick
    ๐Ÿ“ CC Catalina update
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Captain)
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    Soo...after a few days of paint , sand, paint, microfill, sand, paint..etc...

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: CC Catalina update
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Newby7 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Progressing well Good job.
    Rick
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: CC Catalina update
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    She is looking good.
    Your hard work is starting to pay off.
    Keep it up.

    Martin555.
    ๐Ÿ“ Chris Craft Catalina - April 28 2021 update
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brightwork ( Captain)
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    I worked on the cabin top and mouldings that extend down the helm on each side. Now to fit the forward windows and then epoxy the roof before paint.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Catalina - April 28 2021 update
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Good progress BW ๐Ÿ‘
    Wing mountings next? ๐Ÿ˜‰
    ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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