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    Chris Craft Catalina 50" by Sterling
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    πŸ“ More farting around...lol
    15 days ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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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.
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    13 days ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Excellent job!

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    πŸ’¬ Re: More farting around...lol
    14 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "the rice lights died after an hour"
    Ah sooo! Special flied lights πŸ˜‚

    That is one beautiful boat BW β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ 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 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: More farting around...lol
    15 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very nice work.
    Very classy.

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    15 days ago by Scratchbuilder ( Captain)
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    Lovely work.
    Quality build.
    Regards Bill
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    πŸ“ August 2021 update
    2 months ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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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.
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    πŸ“ bites and bites
    3 months 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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    3 months 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.
    Rick
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    3 months 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
    4 months 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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    4 months ago by 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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    πŸ’¬ Re: Interior bits
    4 months ago by Robertcooper ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi

    Great job lovely to see.

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    4 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very nice work, like the vanity unitπŸ‘

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

    Martin555.
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    4 months 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
    5 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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    5 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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    5 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Nice work .
    Rick
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    πŸ“ Bit more done today
    6 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
    6 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
    6 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
    6 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
    6 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
    6 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
    6 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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    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    I like it. Good job.
    Rick
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    πŸ“ CC Catalina update
    6 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
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Progressing well Good job.
    Rick
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    πŸ’¬ Re: CC Catalina update
    6 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
    6 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
    6 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...
    6 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...
    6 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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