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    Chris Craft Catalina 50" by Sterling
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    πŸ“ bites and bites
    16 days ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Work on her maybe couple hours a week, here and there. Transom started, rub rails etc.
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    16 days ago by Newby7 ( Vice 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.
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    16 days ago by Robertcooper ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi

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

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    πŸ“ Interior bits
    23 days ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I have been building some interior bits for her. Will be adding lighting in Galley etc.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Interior bits
    22 days ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    Lovely build, right from the start, nice to see your attention to the interior, makes a lot of difference.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Interior bits
    22 days ago by Robertcooper ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Great job lovely to see.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Interior bits
    22 days ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very nice work, like the vanity unitπŸ‘

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Interior bits
    23 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Great work.
    A pleasure to see.

    Martin555.
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    23 days ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    I do envy builders who do such fine finishing work.Great job on the interior.
    Rick
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    πŸ“ Been tinkering in spare time
    2 months ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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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.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Been tinkering in spare time
    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    She is looking great.
    Slowly coming together.
    Keep the updates coming.

    Martin555.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Been tinkering in spare time
    2 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Nice work .
    Rick
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    πŸ“ Bit more done today
    3 months ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Windows stained and varathaned. Will put glass & venison blinds in much later in main cabin.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Bit more done today
    3 months ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Bridge windows will look more like they grew there once she gets along.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Bit more done today
    3 months ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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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.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Bit more done today
    3 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Looking good Brightwork.
    Nice work.
    What wood stain did you use ?

    Martin555.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Bit more done today
    3 months ago by Colin H ( Vice Admiral)
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    Big windows, will it take a whole deer 🦌for each window.
    Cheers Colin.
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    πŸ“ Windows prepped
    3 months ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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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.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Windows prepped
    3 months ago by Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Really good looking boat another Sterling classic.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Windows prepped
    3 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    I like it. Good job.
    Rick
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    πŸ“ CC Catalina update
    3 months ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Soo...after a few days of paint , sand, paint, microfill, sand, paint..etc...
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    πŸ’¬ Re: CC Catalina update
    3 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Progressing well Good job.
    Rick
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    πŸ’¬ Re: CC Catalina update
    3 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    She is looking good.
    Your hard work is starting to pay off.
    Keep it up.

    Martin555.
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    πŸ“ Chris Craft Catalina - April 28 2021 update
    3 months ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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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.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Chris Craft Catalina - April 28 2021 update
    3 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Good progress BW πŸ‘
    Wing mountings next? πŸ˜‰
    😎
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    πŸ“ Where does the time go...
    3 months ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    The Catalina was on the back burner for a while. Life and spring keep me busy around the house. But....here is an update. Just starting to put cabin top etc together. I have also been working on my Jules Verne, Chris Craft Corvette and Tugboat.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Where does the time go...
    3 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very nice work Brightwork, πŸ‘
    Strange though, my Catalina looks VERY different πŸ˜‰
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    πŸ“ More progress
    11 months ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    As you can see I have opened up the fwd galley area, puttied the hull smooth, and painted it white. . I have added the wiring in prep for lighting. I have also started to build the galley. All dry fit not glued yet. Note the floor and bulkheads of the main salon are removable to gain access for the galley build etc. Once all is in place it will be glued. Stay tuned.... thanks for watching
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    πŸ’¬ Re: More progress
    11 months ago by Puddle-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Beautiful build. Can't wait to see more.πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Catalina Progress
    1 year ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    OK....so...as you know it is 1/3 thinking, 1/3 redoing, and 1/3 progress. I stained the three sides of the roof struts, fiberglassed the hull, epoxied the interior, cut out the fwd bulkheads for the galley, cut out the portholes and didn't like them so redid them. Made the interior cabin sides and tried a dry fit. I tried the fwd cabin windows, but they were not big enough?? so made a new set. not in pics.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Catalina Progress
    3 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice going BW πŸ‘
    "didn't like them so redid them",
    "but they were not big enough?? so made a new set"
    If at first .... ! Main thing, you persevered and got there in the end, well doneπŸ‘πŸ‘
    To paraphrase Martin555-
    If it don't look right ... it probably ain't!πŸ€”
    Carry on modelling Middy, you're doing great.
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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