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    Chris Craft Catalina 8'
    8' long......I saw this boat online about 8-10 years ago from an estate of an elderly man who was amazingly talented and built this Chris Craft Catalina. Note the fellows finger pointing at her engine.He was 93 years old and left us in 2009. His name was Tony and he started in 1958 was competed about 1959. He made all the metal work ,engine running gear. Exact scale model, All brightwork hand made and plated, working doors, sliding windows, All lights work, Evinrude 3HP outboard powerhead customized to fit in the boat, custom made twin counter rotating gear box, dual wet exhaust, full trailer to haul it around. All of the trim around the cabin and the rub rail is polished stainless and screwed on to the boat. The gauges can be read...Clearly. You reach in the side window and pull a lever to release the cabin. The blinds even work and were scratchbuilt. Redcraft in CA made all the brightwork and converted the engine. But the story goes that the two of these guys just decided to build the ultimate model boat. It won every contest ever entered. It was disqualified once for not having a scale powerplant.....So they made a working scale chris craft V-8 for it OMG! Red said that the owners son still had the V-8. Chris Craft themselves offered a huge amount of money for the boat at one time but the builder turned them down. Red has the letter from them that has the offer. All this info was from 2009.
    Yukon Sternwheeler "Klondike"
    Built by my brother over four years from 2000 popsicle sticks. We took it up to Whitehorse Yukon (where we grew up) and donated her to the Transportation Museum
    Fleetline Marlin & K&O outboards
    Fleetline Marlin with choice of three K&O electric outboards
    Pair of Fleet Line boats
    Fleetline boats with electric motors and running lights Have original boxes as well
    1953 Chris Craft Commander 36'
    Picked this up at an estate sale. I am starting a remodel of her adding bling etc. Will post final when complete.
    Grand Banks 36'
    I aquired this model in rough shape from a fellow in New Jersey. I Repaired rails, seats, stantions and added the extra trim and jewelry to make her complete. This was a model built by Captains Models in Oregon USA. Very few were buiklts and are complete fiberglass with running lights etc. Note the anchor.
    1960 Chris Craft Sport Fisherman 40' (Lindberg)
    I finally got around to finishing her. I did not keep the original interior as there were to many layers. Hope you like.
    (Pleasure Craft) Dumas Chris Craft
    Boat I purchased as is...needs some restoring (5/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) Chris Craft
    Chris Craft I had given to me. (5/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) Tri cabin yacht
    This is a store bought ready built that I liked. 1930's (6/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) Chris Craft Cruiser
    Dumas Chris Craft Deluxe 1954 Bought as is ..needs restoration (5/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) Chris Craft express
    Chris Craft Express cruiser 22' built from kit (5/10)
    (Tug Boat) Dauntless
    Scratch built older model Very heavy. Will be restoring soon (9/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) Chris Craft Constellation
    Lindberg model Chris craft Constellation (8/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) Corvette
    Sterling Model of Chris Craft Corvette (9/10)
    (Tug Boat) Zwarte Zee
    Billing Boats kit built by my father in 1972 (8/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) Harco
    Early kit boat from the 50's Very hard to find (8/10)
    (Tug Boat) Smit Rotterdam
    Billing Boat Smit Rotterdam Built 1992 (8/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) Katherine
    1959-60 Chris craft Constellation Scratch built (Not by me) in early 60's for her owner in Chicago (10/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) Chris Craft 63
    Kit from Sterling Boats (9/10)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Victoria Model Shipbuilding Society
    3 days ago by Brightwork ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Is now named Victoria Model Boat Building
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1040980959416958/
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    ๐Ÿ“ Chris Craft Catalina 8'
    3 days ago by Brightwork ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    8' long......I saw this boat online about 8-10 years ago from an estate of an elderly man who was amazingly talented and built this Chris Craft Catalina. Note the fellows finger pointing at her engine.He was 93 years old and left us in 2009. His name was Tony and he started in 1958 was competed about 1959. He made all the metal work ,engine running gear. Exact scale model, All brightwork hand made and plated, working doors, sliding windows, All lights work, Evinrude 3HP outboard powerhead customized to fit in the boat, custom made twin counter rotating gear box, dual wet exhaust, full trailer to haul it around.All of the trim around the cabin and the rub rail is polished stainless and screwed on to the boat. The gauges can be read...Clearly. You reach in the side window and pull a lever to release the cabin. The blinds even work and were scratchbuilt. Redcraft in CA made all the brightwork and converted the engine. But the story goes that the two of these guys just decided to build the ultimate model boat. It won every contest ever entered. It was disqualified once for not having a scale powerplant.....So they made a working scale chris craft V-8 for it OMG! Red said that the owners son still had the V-8. Chris Craft themselves offered a huge amount of money for the boat at one time but the builder turned them down. Red has the letter from them that has the offer. All this info was from 2009.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Chris Craft Catalina 8'
    3 days ago by Brightwork ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    8' long......I saw this boat online about 8-10 years ago from an estate of an elderly man who was amazingly talented and built this Chris Craft Catalina.
    Note the fellows finger pointing at her engine.He was 93 years old and left us in 2009.
    His name was Tony and he started in 1958 was competed about 1959. He made all the metal work ,engine running gear.
    Exact scale model, All brightwork hand made and plated, working doors, sliding windows, All lights work, Evinrude 3HP outboard powerhead customized to fit in the boat, custom made twin counter rotating gear box, dual wet exhaust, full trailer to haul it around.
    All of the trim around the cabin and the rub rail is polished stainless and screwed on to the boat.
    The gauges can be read...Clearly. You reach in the side window and pull a lever to release the cabin. The blinds even work and were scratchbuilt.
    Redcraft in CA made all the brightwork and converted the engine. But the story goes that the two of these guys just decided to build the ultimate model boat. It won every contest ever entered. It was disqualified once for not having a scale powerplant.....So they made a working scale chris craft V-8 for it OMG!
    Red said that the owners son still had the V-8.
    Chris Craft themselves offered a huge amount of money for the boat at one time but the builder turned them down. Red has the letter from them that has the offer.
    All this info was from 2009.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Guestbook
    3 days ago by Brightwork ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello everyone....I was away fighting the big C for awhile. I like the new website, well done. I posted a some updates and am looking forward to getting back in the shop to get back at it. Still have to get a couple more fights on the hill, but will prevail. I left as a Fleet Admiral and hope top work my way up again. good to see so many nice vessels here.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Anyone building a Smit Nederland?
    3 days ago by Brightwork ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I built one Ron...
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    ๐Ÿ“ "Klondike"
    29 days ago by Brightwork ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Scratch built from plans of the Yukon Sternwheeler "Klondike" She is 7' lomg and built from 2000 popsicle sticks over four years. We brought her to Whitehorse Yukon and donated her to The Yukon Transportation Museum. We grew up in Whitehorse and knew these boats well
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    ๐Ÿ“ Yukon Sternwheeler "Klondike"
    29 days ago by Brightwork ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Built by my brother over four years from 2000 popsicle sticks. We took it up to Whitehorse Yukon (where we grew up) and donated her to the Transportation Museum
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    ๐Ÿ“ Fleetline Marlin & K&O outboards
    1 month ago by Brightwork ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Fleetline Marlin with choice of three K&O electric outboards
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    ๐Ÿ“ Pair of Fleet Line boats
    1 month ago by Brightwork ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Fleetline boats with electric motors and running lights Have original boxes as well

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    ๐Ÿ“ 1953 Chris Craft Commander 36'
    1 month ago by Brightwork ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Picked this up at an estate sale. I am starting a remodel of her adding bling etc. Will post final when complete.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Grand Banks 36'
    1 month ago by Brightwork ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I aquired this model in rough shape from a fellow in New Jersey. I Repaired rails, seats, stantions and added the extra trim and jewelry to make her complete. This was a model built by Captains Models in Oregon USA. Very few were buiklts and are complete fiberglass with running lights etc. Note the anchor.

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    ๐Ÿ“ 1960 Chris Craft Sport Fisherman 40' (Lindberg)
    1 month ago by Brightwork ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have inlcuded all my pics for those who want to follow the build. I did not use the original interior and because I am in the Pacific Northwest in BC Canada, I added the Alaskan bulkhead. Hope you enjoy
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    ๐Ÿ“ 1960 Chris Craft Sport Fisherman 40' (Lindberg)
    1 month ago by Brightwork ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I finally got around to finishing her. I did not keep the original interior as there were to many layers. Hope you like.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Ultimate Enticement
    8 months ago by Brightwork ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I am building an original kit and am struggling with a removable roof and lifting floor for access. I am not using the drop in mould for the kit as it is to many layers. Will make my own interior. I may close the cabin in as well with sliding doors. Love your build and would like to see that back seat in the rear. Hopefully a full width bench. That is what I like to do.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Strange Email
    2 years ago by Brightwork ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I saw the post on the home page here that you had an unexpected illness and were selling.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Lighted Model Boat Parade
    2 years ago by Brightwork ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Of course....just visit the FB page and say interested.

    https://www.facebook.com/victoriamodelboats
    https://www.facebook.com/victoriamodelboats
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    ๐Ÿ“ Models in mMy Harbour For Sale Soon
    2 years ago by Brightwork ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I am sorry to hear of your illness. I wish you well. Stay strong

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    2 years ago by Brightwork ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Sounds better Dave M But would prefer if one could just stay where they are when they like a post. I think the members would get more exposure if we could do that. I often just don't go back because it is like I have been interrupted...lol

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    ๐Ÿ“ Sport Fisherman
    2 years ago by Brightwork ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Just some pics of a beautiful sport fish that I almost purchased couple years ago.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Posts
    2 years ago by Brightwork ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I was wondering if there was a way that we would not get sent to the start of the first page of the posts when we like a post. I saw the Tsekoa which was about five pages along and like the photos that were posted. As usual the site reset to the first page again, You have to go back through next post page over and over to h
    get back to the post. I know a bit wordy...lol, but hope it helps.

    tsekoa
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    ๐Ÿ“ Dauntless
    2 years ago by Brightwork ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Purchased from estate sale. Will need to go into the yard for some repairs.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Beutiful Tug for sale in CA USA
    2 years ago by Brightwork ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Tug for sale on CL in California. Love to have it but to far. Lead ballast is integral to the hull. Fire hoses, radar etc function. stem to stern:62 inches, bow: 17.5 inches, height 24 inches. Museum quality https://losangeles.craigslist.org/โ€ฆ/large-sโ€ฆ/6382171440....
    https://losangeles.craigslist.org/โ€ฆ/large-sโ€ฆ/6382171440.html
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    ๐Ÿ“ Billings Zwart Zee
    2 years ago by Brightwork ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hope you sell her...this is my model of Zwarte Zee

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Dumas Chris Craft
    2 years ago by Brightwork ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    these are the plans etc

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Dumas Chris Craft
    2 years ago by Brightwork ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This is the model kit 1950's

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Dumas Chris Craft
    2 years ago by Brightwork ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    That is the Chris Craft Catalina....

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ 'VOYAGER of the SEAS' RC Cruise Ship
    2 years ago by Brightwork ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    That is gorgeous!!

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    ๐Ÿ“ Lighted Model Boat Parade
    2 years ago by Brightwork ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Harrison Model Yacht Pond
    Come join us on Saturday December 9th at 4pm as members of the Victoria Model Boat Club will be running their boats decorated for the Christmas season.

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    ๐Ÿ“ VMSS
    2 years ago by Brightwork ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Victoria Model Shipbuilding Society Victoria BC Canada
    Victoria Model Shipbuilding Society
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    ๐Ÿ“ Chris Craft
    2 years ago by Brightwork ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    These are built for the owners and are the only ones in existence. My friend Bob in California built them and many others. Just a sample of his work.

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