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>> Home > Forum > Non-Hobby Chat > 1940 Chris Craft
1940 Chris Craft
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Ron
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Forum Posts: 162
21st May 2018 04:51  
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My wife and I were in Gig Harbour, Washington State today where we were invited onboard by the owners of this beautiful boat.

They told us, it is on the water most of the year in Seattle. The boat is varnished every two years. It requires continual care as the salt water is corrosive.

Also seen was a nifty outboard; even the outboard motor cover is made of wood.

A group of friends were seen enjoying a dockside luncheon. They said “Please take our picture” Very nice inboard Runabout.


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AndyG009
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Forum Posts: 59
24th May 2018 12:33  
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Lovely - lovely boat

canabus
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24th May 2018 13:45  
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Hi All
I have started on a 1949 Chris Craft Runabout as I bought the started kit for a good price.
Drop out all the motor and 1/8" shaft.
Installing a 4mm shaft and a 28mm brushless motor.
As I have all the frame patterns etc. I could easily make the 1940 one as only the rear would require modifying.

Canabus


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canabus
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Forum Posts: 123
19th Jun 2018 11:18  
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Hi All
Removed all the motor mounts and drive line.
As I am using a 28mm brushless motor, I realigned the new 4mm drive line and decrease the drive angle.
Made a stronger rudder with a little more depth.
Remaking the engine hatch with two 10mm magnets to hold it down.
Fill in a lot of the frame forward of the motor to add strength.

Canabus


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Ron
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Forum Posts: 162
19th Jun 2018 13:59  
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Going to a brushless motor, eh. Will this still keep the boat a scale speed? This is a motor launch for family cruising.


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Westquay
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Forum Posts: 568
29th Jun 2018 00:16  
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Chris-Craft runabouts were around 30 knots, especially that style, so a fair speed and would plane, whereas the craft in the picture would appear to be a cabin cruiser which would probably be around 12 knots at best and certainly not plane.

Martin

Ron
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Forum Posts: 162
29th Jun 2018 02:26  
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Are building a runabout or cabin cruiser as shown?