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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
Finally the Riva completed. Numerous varnishing and rubbing down Dumas sent from America chrome fittings which gives really good finishing touch Built from plans and scrap plywood and veneer. So much more pleasure making than from kit. Will launch at Torrevieja boat club second Sunday of the month .
It's getting near to sailing day. 16 coats of boat varnish later my Riva Barrel back Chris Craft will see water soon.Newly arrived parts and decals from Dumas have arrived from Tucson Arizona.I did drive Doug at Dumas mad with questions on parts but he was very helpful. Had to figure out how to place the back top panel on and off in one go to get access to motor and battery.About two weeks more and I think it will be launch day.
The model engineers show at Alexander Palace used to have smaller boat model accessories on sale Items always worth buying to keep in stock Unfortunately the last three years these excellent traders no longer are there..Internet buying is good but I like to see the items in front of me
Thanks guys for your assistance. The motor was in sealed bag when it arrived. My electronic wizard who wires up my boats connected the motor as per usual and it was dead I phoned Howes and they found my order as it was recent and the total was £130.30 They said return the motor for testing. My grivience is that they should trust me an old customer and send another motor whilst I post their one back.
Here at Castellon Spain for boat show. Well attended here and show has around 8 sponsors including large DIY firm Leroy Merlin.We should have model boat suppliers support us in England. Quality of boats very good and well attended
Just unwrapped Speed 600 motor from Howes for my boat. It's dead as a dodo.Phoned Howes was told post it back for testing.As my bill for parts from them was £130 you would think they would send me a motor and I would post the duff one to them. It's all time as I'm in spain.