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    GB 36.
    This is a static display. I received her very damaged with old lighting etc. I spent almost 100 hours repairing her.
    Smit Nederland
    Also from my friend... I will ad more photos when she arrives.
    Atlantic Tug "Amsterdam"
    Beautifully built by a friend who cannot build anymore. I am honoured to have her. Working fire monitor and nav lights, etc.
    Bunker Boat
    Modeled after the 1902, 114' steam powered purse seiner the Helen Euphane, a US east coast fisherman after bunker (or mengaden, pogy, shad, alewife)
    Chris Craft Catalina
    This is the Sterling Model kit of the 1950 Chris Craft Catalina.
    Lord Nelson Victory Tug
    Dumas model 28" long .
    Zwarte Zee
    Picked this one up from an estate sale. Builder did a quality job. She is fully set up with electronics. I will save the electric for winter work. Stored for years in a smokers room. a lot of cleaning. Windex works great.
    Graupner Jules Verne
    My Christmas present from my wife. I purchased this from Karl in the UK and he shipped it to me in British Columbia Canada. Cleaned her up a bit. I have done some touch ups on her since I took these pics. She is twin screw powered by Graupner twin 600's. She has bow thuster. Specification Model Length approx. 925 mm Beam approx. 250 mm All-up weight inc. RC approx. 4.6 kg Empty weight approx. 2.3 kg Scale 1:20
    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 Have done restoration to her electronics and structure including paint, sound module and ESC plus new running lights.
    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.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Update May 22
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    I laid down a coating of resin in her bilge. Also put her stb and port sides on. I had to cut some small cuts in the foredeck where it starts to angle down to the step off to the aft deck at the cabin sides. That way I could bend the deck down without snapping it. Filled the cuts with famowood and sanded. I then used 1/8 X 2" balsa to build the nest section fwd toward the bow. Today I am putting in the balsa blocks to form her bow. Starting to take shape.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Update May 16 2022
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    Thanks Admiral..

    Famowood is amazing...stainable, sands like wood, does not shrink or crack. Best stuff out there. I will be using 600 Brushed motors. She is 1:1 scale so 35" LOA. Thanks for your interest...
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    ๐Ÿ“ Update May 16 2022
    10 days ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    Mack propulsion gear came in...so I was able to mark her alignment. I used the center of the engine boxes in the template underneath as my guide. Both measure just under 2.5" from the keel. I have a collection of props already, so tested with a three blade (1.5") and fit perfectly.

    I built the stuffing box frames and built the shaft tubes right in. I know some might wonder why. I believe I can glass her hull later with them in place without a problem. Just have to be very careful.

    I put on her bottom sheets and filled in with a bit of famowood. For the bow I am trying to get as close to the rise of the chine to the bow as possible. I will use some famowood to contour her fwd planing hull to fine tune it later. Next I will turn her over and add wood glue to her seams for extra strength. Then built up the stern bilge area with another layer (as Tim did) to for a stronger mount for her struts.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Chris Craft 35' Sport Fisherman - 1954
    20 days ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    These are the photos and specs from her 1954 Chris Craft catalogue
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    ๐Ÿ“ Update
    20 days ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    Using 1/8 basswood on her stern. I will be using 1/8 Balsa on her hull. She looks pretty straight. Waiting for propulsion gear from MACK products in NJ. Let the glue dry and clean her up a bit tomorrow. I will remount the frame to my board then and sister some of the frames in prep for when I plank her.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Massage
    22 days ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    Peejay

    Yes that is Tim. He posted his build on RC Groups. I am as well.

    I have his email...

    Hess
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    ๐Ÿ“ Massage
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    Did not like the way the bow at the chine made such a hard turn on the 3rd frame. Fixed that.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Frames in
    25 days ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    I made little block where each frame goes, then placed them all on a dry run. Even though they are cut to the Dumas plans, they needed a lot of attention. I also am in the process of reinforcing all her chines etc. This is where I left her off today.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Part 1
    28 days ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    Just an idea of what I am doing to build the 35 Chris Craft. Plans laid out on flat board. Trace and cut out patterns on paper. trace them onto 1/8 Basswood with felt pen. Then cut those out on the Dremel scroll saw. Lots of measurements and rechecking and rechecking. Note the block under the rear deck frame. Measured from plans with calipers to match the slope exactly.
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    ๐Ÿ“ 1954 35 ft. Chris Craft Sport Fisherman / Cruiser
    1 month ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    Well...here goes. I will be building this model. This Chris raft was only offered one year(1954). I have some scant parts from a 60 year old kit. I will be making many parts from Basswood and balsa. Thanks to a couple of generous friends I have the plans and templates. The built model is a stolen picture from Tim's beautiful build of the same model in 2013. Hope you don't mind Tim. You have set the bar high. I can only hope to do as well. This one will take time. I will post updates as I go.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Catalina 50 foot
    1 month ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    Gregg... I use a contour gauge (pic). then draw it out on the wood. Dowels in between.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Chris Craft Catalina 50 foot
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    This is the Chris Craft Catalina Sterling kit. I thought I had posted her already. Model is 31" loa
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sterling models Chris Craft 63' LOA 40 inches.
    1 month ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    Thank you everyone for your kind words.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sterling models Chris Craft 63' LOA 40 inches.
    1 month ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    She is a model of a 63 foot Chris Craft the model is 40"
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sterling models Chris Craft 63' LOA 40 inches.
    1 month ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    That is a Fishing vessel conversion. It really can be both. See my harbor
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sterling models Chris Craft 63' LOA 40 inches.
    1 month ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    Update on my Sterling Chris Craft 63'
    Well.... I redid the windows. Added new curtains and after adding the headliner to the wheelhouse, I realized I had not added the spot and anchor lights topside. So, I took it all out and built a new mast with light and drilled out the solid spot light and added a lens. I sanded and filled the imperfections on both cabin tops and repainted them. I wired everything to an external switch. LED are all 3 volt. I also noted that the stations that hold the aft roof extension were not to original Chris Craft pics, so I made new ones. Aft ones now rake in line with the wheelhouse windows. Looks more like they grew there. The photos do not do her justice. Quite happy with her. Enjoy
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1953 Colonial Sport Cruiser
    2 months ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    Fabulous job. Right up my alley. She is a beaut!!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: GB 36.
    2 months ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    Yes....lots of photos in her build blog. Have a look there.
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    ๐Ÿ“ GB 36.
    2 months ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    This is a static display. I received her very damaged with old lighting etc. I spent almost 100 hours repairing her.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Chris Craft 63'
    2 months ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    I have been updating her interior and adding LED's. More to come..but a sneak preview.
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    ๐Ÿ“ I think she is done...
    2 months ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    some small touchups to go..
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    ๐Ÿ“ Been working on her all the time...
    2 months ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    Lots of upgrades and repairs
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    ๐Ÿ“ Grand Banks 36
    4 months ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    Some shots of the GB 36 I am repairing.. interior is incredible. More photos are on the build blog.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Interior shots
    4 months ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    She has a very detailed interior. I just stuck a 3volt light in her (hence the wire)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Just an update.
    4 months ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    I had to make new railings, stern cap rail, stern rail and stantions, repair the bimini frame, redo the hand rails etc on the step to bridge, refit the bow spurt, rerig the mast and fix in place etc. Lots more to do.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: orca build part4
    4 months ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    That's how I do it. I use .75 oz Unstarched cloth
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    ๐Ÿ“ Smit Nederland
    4 months ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    Also from my friend... I will ad more photos when she arrives.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Atlantic Tug "Amsterdam"
    4 months ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    Beautifully built by a friend who cannot build anymore. I am honoured to have her. Working fire monitor and nav lights, etc.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: H G wells
    4 months ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    I have her as well. She is a beauty
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Commodore Graupner kit of the '70's
    4 months ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    Lucky you!!! I had that one as well. I sold her and regretted it ever since.
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