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    BC Fishing Boat / conversion
    Originally built as a packer she also ran as a long liner. As you can see, she is convertible to a pleasure yacht as well.
    BC Seiner
    Staying home...allows for great progress....
    Caltex Lumba Lumba
    The all-aluminum vessel was built at Erie, Pennsylvania in 1961 in the Paasch Marine Services yards for the Caltex Oil Co. She sailed between Malaysia and Sumatra for several years. The Lumba Lumba gained her name from the Malay for " Over the Waves". At that time she was known as Caltex Lumba Lumba, she is 75 feet long with a beam of 18 feet and a draft of five feet. She is powered by twin diesels with 1650 h.p. The sleek vessel has a speed of 18 knots. The vessel has accommodation for 30 passengers in aircraft type accommodation. When she came back to North America the vessel was transported as deck cargo aboard the Martha Bakke to Vancouver She was then lifted into the water and docked at Vancouver Shipyards Ltd., for an extensive refit then will deliver the Lumba Lumba to Prince Rupert. I lived in Prince Rupert and traveled on this vessel a couple of times as a teenager. I have added some photos of what she looked like back in 2014. She has been scrapped as far as I know now. This is the Sterling Models kit from the 60's which as you can see has old electronics and a single screw in her. Keeping her single screw. Have done restoration to her electronics and structure including paint. Next week the sound module and ESC plus new running lights arrive.
    K & O Outboard motors
    I have these. One is for the Fleetline Boat in my harbour. made in japan in the 50's electric and very realistic
    Texaco tanker (North Dakota)
    In 1961, you could get a 27" Wen-Mac Texaco Tanker ship for $3.98 with an eight gallon fill up at your local Texaco station. I have video of myself and two brohers as kids on the lake. We each had one.
    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)
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    Dumas Chris Craft Deluxe 1954 Bought as is ..needs restoration (5/10)
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    Chris Craft Express cruiser 22' built from kit (5/10)
    (Tug Boat) Dauntless
    One such tug is on display and does do harbor tours in Los Angeles CA. Her name is β€œANGELS GATE”. She was built in 1944 in Decatur, Alabama for the Army Transportation Service, she was originally known as ST (small tug) 695, and was among the fleet of tugboats designed for overseas operations. ST-695 primarily served at the Army Port of Embarkation in Wilmington, California. After the war, the Army declared ST-695 β€œsurplus” and she was sold to the City of Los Angeles Harbor Department (now known as the Port of Los Angeles), where she worked steadily until her β€œretirement” and transfer to the Museum in 1992.
    (Pleasure Craft) Chris Craft Constellation
    Lindberg model Chris craft Constellation (8/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) Corvette
    Sterling Model of Chris Craft Corvette (9/10)
    Recent Posts
    πŸ“ More progress
    1 month ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    As you can see I have opened up the fwd galley area, puttied the hull smooth, and painted it white. . I have added the wiring in prep for lighting. I have also started to build the galley. All dry fit not glued yet. Note the floor and bulkheads of the main salon are removable to gain access for the galley build etc. Once all is in place it will be glued. Stay tuned.... thanks for watching
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    πŸ“ Chris Craft Corvette
    2 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    Kit by Sterling 48" long.

    Shot at Harrison Pond Victoria BC
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    πŸ“ Lumba Lumba
    2 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    Just like the real boat she is tippy. Round bottom and long slender craft. Fixing that...lol

    Shot at Harrison Pond Victoria BC
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    πŸ“ CC Corvette
    2 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    By Sterling.... she is 48" long. I have videos but the file type is not supported... (MP4)
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    πŸ“ Lumba Lumba
    2 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    She is a bit tender as the 12V battery makes her top heavy. If I lay it down she is bow heavy...will sort that out I redid the wiring and lighting
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    πŸ“ Catalina Progress
    2 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    OK....so...as you know it is 1/3 thinking, 1/3 redoing, and 1/3 progress. I stained the three sides of the roof strutts, fiberglassed the hull, epoxied the interior, cut out the fwd bulkheads for the gally, cut out the portholes and didn't like them so redid them. Made the interior cabin sides and tried a dry fit. I tried the fwd cabin windows, but they were not big enough?? so made a new set. not in pics.
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    πŸ“ Chris Craft Sport Fisherman
    2 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi.... thank you for your kind words. I did just throw a seat together for her. But if you have a template...why not and thank you
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    πŸ“ Chris Craft Sport Fisherman
    3 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    Reshot her photos...thought you might enjoy. I built in the Alaska Bulkhead as we live in the PNW
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    πŸ“ progress
    3 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    Soooo..today's progress. I marked and taped the deck beams to the underside of the foredeck. As this is the galley..I wanted to paint the ceiling an off white. The markings match the beams so that when I glue the deck down it gets good purchase. Then I opened up the forward hatch. Last pic shows another coat of semi gloss on cabin parts. Note upper right I cut out, laminated with mahogany strips and stained the fwd cabin windows. ttyl...
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    πŸ“ Billings Boats Sea King
    3 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    I have that same kit yet to build .... looking forward to it.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: BC Seiner
    3 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    she is 27" LOA and 10" Beam
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Chris Craft Catalina 50" by Sterling
    3 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    I have six RC boats... including a CC Corvette.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Chris Craft Catalina 50" by Sterling
    3 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    Yes... she is a classic. Hope to have her looking like this. This was built by a fellow just recently. amazing build...and my motivation to get mine done.
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    πŸ“ Chris Craft Catalina 50' by Sterling
    3 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    So now some new pics... I had some mahogany strips and skin laying around so I decided to cover the cabin sides, decks, and aft roof with them. Any other parts that are balsa I stain with Minwax Sedona Red stain. The decks will then be varathaned with clear coat satin and the house will be varathaned with semi gloss. Stern will also be semi gloss.

    I use Famowood filler for shaping out the hull, then will use Zap finishing rezin and one ounce fiberglass cloth to glass her. I have ordered all her lighting (LED) from Evan Designs.
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    πŸ“ Chris Craft Catalina 50" by Sterling
    3 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    I thought I started a blog and it wound up in media gallery?/ at any rate... I have broken out my Chris Craft Catalina to build. I will be making her static and doing up the interior as well as adding LED lighting. These are a few pics of the start of the build.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Chris Craft Constellation
    4 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    Well done Garth. Curved windows are frustrating... I usually use paper and slowly cut away until its fits. Still not easy.
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    πŸ“ Chris Craft Catalina
    4 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    Building the Chris Craft Sterling kit. This will be static. I plan on furnishing the interior as well
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    πŸ“ BC Fishing Boat / conversion
    5 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    Originally built as a packer she also ran as a long liner. As you can see, she is convertible to a pleasure yacht as well.
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    πŸ“ Been busy on her.....
    5 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    Conversion almost complete..can be both fishing or a yacht
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    πŸ“ BC Fishing Boat
    6 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    I had this from a friend and it needed restoring.. This is my isolation project. She was a fishing boat, but I am modifying her to be both a fishing boat and a conversion yacht. This is my progress so far
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Lumba Lumba
    8 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    The forward hatch is actually a small speaker. The sound module for the engine also has horns and bell which when triggered only come out of that speaker. More realistic
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    πŸ’¬ Re: β€œDAUNTLESS” - 85’ WWII Army ST Harbor Tug
    8 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    Great info. You may want to check RC Universe as well they have a great forum discussion with a lot of other ST Tugs. I have seen the tug with the forward gangway as well. Would be easy to add I would think. I am awaiting the sound module from Harbor Models Monday.

    Thx for posting. Love to see your build

    BTW there are plans posted with photo directions as well online. If you cannot fund them let me know

    Hess
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    πŸ’¬ Re: β€œDAUNTLESS” - 85’ WWII Army ST Harbor Tug
    8 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    Updated her electronics repairs and added her history
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    πŸ“ β€œDAUNTLESS” - 85’ WWII Army ST Harbor Tug
    8 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    This tug was originally designed by the Army for World War II and later sold to private concerns for use in harbors and rivers throughout the country.
    One such tug is on display and does do harbor tours in Los Angeles CA. Her name is β€œANGELS GATE”. She was built in 1944 in Decatur, Alabama for the Army Transportation Service, she was originally known as ST (small tug) 695, and was among the fleet of tugboats designed for overseas operations. ST-695 primarily served at the Army Port of Embarkation in Wilmington, California. After the war, the Army declared ST-695 β€œsurplus” and she was sold to the City of Los Angeles Harbor Department (now known as the Port of Los Angeles), where she worked steadily until her β€œretirement” and transfer to the Museum in 1992.
    In 1973 & 1974 Francis Smith developed the plans and built the prototype that shows him in July 2004. He is holding a copy of the December 1974 issue of Model Builder Magazine. Then he built a second model as he was writing the building instructions and the Model Builder magazine article. That is the one shown in the construction pictures in the magazine.
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    πŸ“ Lumba Lumba
    8 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    See my harbour for more info on updates
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    πŸ’¬ Re: New name for Egret Cabin Cruiser now Harley Quinn
    9 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    Beautiful job Garth. looks like a CC Futura
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    πŸ’¬ Re: BC Seiner
    9 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    It's a Seiner jugge.
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    πŸ“ BC Seiner
    9 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    I was lucky enough to acquire this vessel from Weston Jenkins. It was scratch built by his father( Jim Jenkins) in Sooke in '84. Beautifully done. A real craftsman.

    Note all the fittings including winches etc. all electric. She has some hull damage, but nothing that cannot be repaired. I will probably be messing around with her for over a year just to slowly get her back in shape. At that point I would like to RC her.

    Enjoy the pics...

    And a special thank you to Jim Jenkins.
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    πŸ“ BC Seiner
    9 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    Staying home...allows for great progress....
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    πŸ“ new year
    9 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    Colin. I know. Right there with you. Been a horrible year. Hoping that is all in the rear view mirror going into 2020. I wish you happiness, health and a safe 2020
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