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Dumas Chris-Craft Cobra - Posted: 14 days ago by Mikep
Model is 28” long weighs 7lbs. Hull covered with 2 oz. fiberglass cloth deck covered with 3/4 oz. fiberglass cloth and resin finished with spar varnish. Power is MACK 5045 motor and 2 6 volt x 3000 nimh packs.

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Response by RNinMunich on the 2nd Aug 2018
Very nice job, luvly woodwork 👍👍
At first I thought that was a swan sitting on the hatch in the first pic😲😁
Cheers, Doug 😎
Sterling Runabout - Posted: 14 days ago by Mikep
All the feed back on my American Scout seamen on deck I think this will really get some colorful comments. Sterling runabout 30”
weighs 5 1/2 lbs. power MACK 5045 motor 12 volt 2 x 3000 nimh batteries. Pilots head turns with rudder movement passenger waves flag on elevator input while towing skier. Built to impress my granddaughters.

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Enterprise 6 - Posted: 1 month ago by Kevin-56
This was a scratch build from plans that I have had for along time. I have modified the plans to suite a boat similar to the Ocean Alexanda. She is 1380mm long and 310mm wide, driven by two 2150kv brushless moters. This boat took me 18 months to complete,and now is ready for her maiden voyage. Will let know how she performs.

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Response by Bryan-the-pirate on the 8th Jul 2018
It looks great, I like the trailer too.
Response by RNinMunich on the 8th Jul 2018
Very nice👍
Where are the Bikini Babes? Still inside changing? 😉
Have also been thinking of such a trailer, handy for launching on our stony sloping shores here. Was prompted by watching several launches and recoveries on Lake Garda northern Italy recently.
Cheers, Doug 😎
Response by figtree7nts on the 8th Jul 2018
Impressive, really like the setup!
Must make for great recoveries!👍
And your yacht looks awesome Too!
firefly - Posted: 5 months ago by KEN0191
this model was built1959 by my brother its based on a thames cruiser similer to the dunkirk little ships built from plans and is planked over frame consruction ive just completely refurbished after it fell into disrepair due to damp storagefound some pics of boat prior to recent refit you csn model is down inthe bows due to an intake of water hence the the refit ken0191

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Response by Colin H. on the 21st Mar 2018
Looks like the crew enjoy your efforts. Very nice looking vessel. My Caroline was based on one of the little ships that my dad built in 1964.
Keep up the nice quality modeling.
Cheers Colin.
Response by KEN0191 on the 21st Mar 2018
hi thanks for your respone i also have two aerokits raf fire boats one built by me in 1959 whilst doing my national on raf sylt germany and the other one bought on e bay was built by a scots person also serving in the royal navy about the same time he built his in the persian gulf regards ken0191
Krampus Yachts - Posted: 5 months ago by Krampus
Some of my boats during a last weekend outing. Boats are at My Harbour. The blue boat (Fishfully Thinking") is based upon American-made Chris Craft 30 Tournament Fisherman, Stamas 32 sedan, and Bertram 28 boats. The yellow boat ("Cheapskate") is partially based upon a Bertram 31 sedan. The white vessel ("Juyilanga") was inspired on now defunct company's Uniflite 28-footer "Salty Dog" sport fisherman. Last but not least, the pink boat ("Pinkey Pie") belongs to my daughter and was built using an old Graupner kit inspired on a Chris Craft Roamer of the mid 60s. 😁

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Response by RNinMunich on the 13th Mar 2018
Nice Krampus 👍
Do I see the result of the plan we made in the "Juyilanga" ? Turned out very well 😉
Cheers Doug 😎
Response by Krampus on the 14th Mar 2018
Hello Doug! Actually, not in Juyilanga but in Fishfull Thinking. I took a line here and there from our plan for the superstructure. I utilized ABS plastic instead of wood. No need to mess with fiberglassing and no cracking on the Alpine cold waters. Notice that I used the same type of hull on these two boats. Happens that Fishfull Thinking was originally another boat I had, but not happy with the superstructure, I rebuilt the whole thing but kept its fiberglass hull almost intact. Both hulls were home made by a guy in California. 😁
Fishfull Thinking - Posted: 6 months ago by Krampus
Greetings from Germany! I've been out of the net for a while and rebuilding this boat with a totally new superstructure, paint job and electronics. I obtained the fiberglass hull measuring 24.5 X 9 inches from a California fellow via E-bay. Formerly a 45-footer Chris Craft at 1:24 scale, this updated vessel was inspired on a 1970s 30-footer Chris Craft Tournament Fisherman and on 1970s 28 and 33-footer Bertram boats. 😁 The Chris Craft in the attached picture from an early days brochure was the very only Chris Craft utilizing a Deep-Vee hull. The story goes that they apparently copied their boat following the lines of a Bertram 28 based on famed boat designer Ray Hunt. Bertram sued in court and Chris Craft ended up building less than 200 boats of this type. After all, the Chris Craft vessel ended up being better than the Bertram in terms of cabin space and overall value. Highly cherished within the American sports fishing community, many of these boats are still up and running.

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Response by Donnieboy on the 3rd Mar 2018
Excellant job.Looks good on the water.
Juyilanga - Posted: 7 months ago by Krampus
Pictures from this morning's maiden voyage. No problems reported, vessel working great.

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Response by Bryan-the-pirate on the 28th Jan 2018
Looking great. Very nice spot too
Juyilanga - Posted: 7 months ago by Krampus
Just fresh off the shipyard, this is my version of an American made Uniflite (firm died several years ago) "Salty Dog" 28. Its name is a Puerto Rican slang for escapade. From the same firm who designed and made the legendary Vietnam War Patrol River Boat (PBR), this boat was part of Uniflite's recreational boats line. For this one, I utilized a fibreglass hull I found on Ebay and did the rest with Ethylene 2mm plastic sheets. It runs a 9.6v NiHm battery, a 30A Mtroniks controller, a 3-bladed 35mm M4 bronze propeller.

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Response by RNinMunich on the 28th Jan 2018
Nice one Krampus👍, love the crew 😉 There's much better beer in Bavaria though! 😲 Cheers Doug 😎
Bella Ragazza - Posted: 7 months ago by Penfold63
So here’s another partially built Riva Aquarama, my second project and Plan B after Ciao Bambina ran into stringer difficulties. I started this one on 14 April 2016, and had only 16 days, none of which meant full time working on the boat but merely an hour or two available some evenings and at weekends, to finish this before a friendly “Boat Race” at Coate Water in Swindon with a few friends. Not much in the way of rules for the event, just bring along an RC boat. I didn’t get it finished in time, and since the event, which is the last picture in the post, I have only been able to spend a few more hours, mostly spent planking small mahogany strips over the hull and fore deck. I will be moving this Project 2 forward in between phases of work on the Sea Commander (Scrumpy 3), which is a kit build and is going well after around 6 hours work so far.

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Ciao Bambina - Posted: 7 months ago by Penfold63
So here’s my partly completed Riva Aquarama, to be named Ciao Bambina, a scratch build from plans, with laser cut marine ply as the base structure. I started her in April 2016 and got to the stage of balsa wood stringers as per the plans and got into a real pickle, breaking pretty much every strip and gave up after six days of struggle. I then focused on Plan B, which was Project 2, a smaller Riva Aquarama, and again a scratch build, for an event planned with friends at the end of April 2016. I’ll come back to Ciao Bambina once I have completed my Sea Commander and the smaller Riva I think. The stringers will be made with laminated 3mm strips Okichi or similar, which is the way the Sea Commander has been done, so I have learned something from the experience. Balsa doesn’t really work on a big stringer! I will update as I progress the project.

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