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    I could use help identifying a couple boats.
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    DWBrinkman
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    A club member identified the boat in the second picture as a 1948-1950 Chris Craft 25' Sportsman Sedan. Even knowing that, I still have not found anybody that made a kit for it. Any suggestions?
    So far my collection resembles "The Island of Misfit Toys". I've picked up several boats that are old builds and have been neglected. I'm giving them the TLC they need, hoping to bring them back to their former glory. Once I get enough practice/ experience I intend to take on a full build.
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    DWBrinkman
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    We seem to have narrowed down the boat in the last picture.
    Does anybody have any ideas/input on the other boats?
    Dave B
    So far my collection resembles "The Island of Misfit Toys". I've picked up several boats that are old builds and have been neglected. I'm giving them the TLC they need, hoping to bring them back to their former glory. Once I get enough practice/ experience I intend to take on a full build.
    Peejay
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    That drawing came from the Marinerโ€™s Museum at Newport News, Virginia. Through their website, I reached their Chris Craft contact, who provided a liaison of drawings. I have gotten numerous drawings from them.

    Although I have enlarged a number of the drawings on a large scale printer at a copy center, I did this one on an office copier and taped the pieces together, which saved a lot of money.

    The Chris Craft โ€˜Bibleโ€™ (Blue Book) and catalogs on the Chris Craft society website have also been very useful.
    So many ships . . . and so little time . . .
    DWBrinkman
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    That drawing of the commander does look a LOT like this boat. Probably what it is.
    Is that drawing from the Dumas kit?
    The side windows are very different from the ones on a Graupner Commodore.
    So far my collection resembles "The Island of Misfit Toys". I've picked up several boats that are old builds and have been neglected. I'm giving them the TLC they need, hoping to bring them back to their former glory. Once I get enough practice/ experience I intend to take on a full build.
    Peejay
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    The last boat is actually a 36โ€™ Commodore, which has an aft cabin, instead of the open deck of the Commander. The coverโ€™ in the photo is the roof of the aft cabin. It could be built with a modification of the Dumas kit.

    Here is a side view of the Commander from the Maritime Museum in Virginia, as well as the open deck of the Commander.
    So many ships . . . and so little time . . .
    DWBrinkman
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    Peejay, the Dumas 1244 Commander Express doesn't have the rear hatch cover circled in this pic, though.
    Dave B
    So far my collection resembles "The Island of Misfit Toys". I've picked up several boats that are old builds and have been neglected. I'm giving them the TLC they need, hoping to bring them back to their former glory. Once I get enough practice/ experience I intend to take on a full build.
    Peejay
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    Actually, I got that wrong. The kit I was thinking of is the Dumas kit. And I do believe that the 37โ€™ model was the following year. ๐Ÿ™„
    So many ships . . . and so little time . . .
    DWBrinkman
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    Peejay,
    Are you referring to the last picture? I did lay a tape roughly alongside it, and it looks to be 35-36" (could be 37", if I had been more careful measuring).
    Which Sterling kit would that be? The Sterling B15M 42' Corvette?
    Dave
    So far my collection resembles "The Island of Misfit Toys". I've picked up several boats that are old builds and have been neglected. I'm giving them the TLC they need, hoping to bring them back to their former glory. Once I get enough practice/ experience I intend to take on a full build.
    Peejay
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    ๐Ÿ“ I could use help identifying a couple boats.
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    Could very well be based on the Stirling kit. If so, it should be 37โ€, as both models were the same length. Craftsmanship is outstanding!
    So many ships . . . and so little time . . .
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    ๐Ÿ“ I could use help identifying a couple boats.
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    DW Brinkman ร  good afternoon
    What a very nice collection of boats. Itโ€™s a pity I m living abroad
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