Cookies used in this website are gluten free, wheat free and dairy free. By using this website you agree to our use of cookies. More Info
Login Below
Join Us On Social Media!
Get The Model Boats App!
Apple App Store
Android app on Google Play

Help Support This Website
or enter custom amount

(Non Contributor)

Help support this free
website and donate.

£285 a year is needed to keep the website and apps online. Please consider donating £5 or more to help towards these fees.
All donations are securely managed through PayPal. Amounts donated are not published online.

Many thanks for your kind support.

Model Boats Website Team

Donation History
July 2018: 5 people
June 2018: 8 people
May 2018: 7 people
April 2018: 24 people
March 2018: 13 people
February 2018: 8 people
January 2018: 25 people
December 2017: 7 people
November 2017: 3 people

Unique Visitors This Month

Website Members

Terms and Conditions
Privacy Policy

Model Boats Website
Active Users (11)
Login or Register
To Remove This Ad

Login or Register
To Remove This Ad
>> Home > Forum > Any Other Questions! > Dumas Chris Craft finishing
Dumas Chris Craft finishing
Author Message
(Chief Petty Officer)

Forum Posts: 9
16th Jun 2017 17:36  
>> Permalink

Hi I am trying to find what materials I need in order to finish my dumas Chris Craft boats, I am wanting to replicate the highly polished look on the Dumas boats can anybody please direct me to a retailer that will be able to supply the items I need and if anybody has a list of the items I need that would be great.

(Petty Officer)

Forum Posts: 3
17th Jun 2017 20:14  
>> Permalink

Any good Spar varnish will work just give it about 7 coats with sanding in between coats with fine paper

(Chief Petty Officer)

Forum Posts: 8
19th Jun 2017 01:15  
>> Permalink

I completed the Dumas 36" CHRISCraft several years ago. I made sure all of wood planking was completely smooth and minus all dents. I covered the model in 5 oz. fiberglass cloth and cover it with resin/Hardener. The planking immediately shine out. I then did a light sanding and gave it one more coat of resin/hardener. When dried I put some auto wax on it. You can purchase this material in marine stores or a good hardware store.
My father and i did this a long time ago a real 22 foot ChrisCraft barrel .
We did a small corner of the boat first, you can do the same on the model. We did fiberglass the whole boat so that we didn't have to soak the boat at beginning of the summer


Forum Posts: 58
28th Jun 2017 09:55  
>> Permalink

I am making a Riva boat from scratch. Just a set of plans. Where can I get the accessories to go on this boat . It's 32inches long by 9inches wide.I found the advice from one of your members just now of several coats of varnish very useful.

Am a member of Torrevieja model boat club here in Spain.