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1940 Chris Craft by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 days ago
Are building a runabout or cabin cruiser as shown?

1940 Chris Craft by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 days ago
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

Foxy Lady by mikefox Seaman   Posted: 24 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 32"/1000g Foxy Lady Capable of 12mph and a runtime of 10mins Single Propellor (2 Blade S Type 20mm) Direct Drive Powered by NiMH (7.2v) Batteries - Comments: kit built Chris Craft

1940 Chris Craft by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
Going to a brushless motor, eh. Will this still keep the boat a scale speed? This is a motor launch for family cruising.

1940 Chris Craft by canabus Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
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

Dumas Chris Craft engine by fotoguy Apprentice   Posted: 30 days ago
I have a question about the Dumas 1940 Chris Craft barrel back kit. I have decided that I want to build this as a static model. So I thought it be great to include an engine (model). I would like to use the Hercules engine(s). I have found pictures of the engine and the engine service manual (that has all dimensions), to think about fabricating an engine from scratch. Some thing I have never done an looks differcult. I have also found a couple of 1/8 scale V8 engines ( there is a guy who sells a Pontiac V8 in 1/8 scale resin and there is a 1965 Corvette kit with a 327 V8. I understand that some Chris Craft boats came with small block Chevy engines (283? or 327?). I am also thinking of just installing a highly modified small block engine - you know with chrome heads, velocity stacks, etc. One thing that I found, is that there appears to be NO pictures of a Dumas Chris Craft models with a model engine installed on the net! So I finally get to question, does anyone know if a model Hercules engine exists, has anyone attempted build/install an engine in their model, know someone who did, have any insights or comments or help (or unhelpful) tips. I have also found I6 diesel (from a tank) in 1/8 scale that looks some what like the Hercules engines, but I don't like the idea of putting any old engine to simulate the Hercules. So any help or comments are welcome.

1940 Chris Craft by canabus Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
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

1940 Chris Craft by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Lovely - lovely boat

1940 Chris Craft by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
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.

Sails for Vanity by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
ChrisG, I can't claim originality for the idea of Egyptian cotton sheets. I wish I could, but it came from "another place". mind you, I was bomblin' round a boot fair yesterday and there were several nice sheets which would have made good sails if they hadn't been a pale pink! a quid for a double sheet, all laundered and looking just so seems like something to seek out in an off white as Vanity was a leisure craft. A model of a Norfolk Wherry is next and that will need a sail as black as yer 'at. But my wife assures me you can get black cotton sheets now, so I'm sorted for that. Saves me getting the soot and fish oil out Cheers, Martin

Chris Craft Corvette by Dibdawg Seaman   Posted: 2 months ago
WOW, any pics of her in the water?

Fishfull Thinking by Krampus Admiral   Posted: 4 months ago
Boat based on Chris Craft, Stamas, and Bertram 1970s sport fisherman boats.

Krampus Yachts by Krampus Admiral   Posted: 4 months ago
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. 😁

Fishfull Thinking by Krampus Admiral   Posted: 5 months ago
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.

Riva scratch built boat update by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
Riva Chris Craft finally finished after numerous coats of varnish and sanding.Beauty to work on especially as it was plans from Canada for 18 pounds and scrap two and three ply wood. Dumas supplied chrome accessories which gives that special look and were very helpful