DUMAS 1930 Chris-Craft
KIT No. 1230
started May 2001 birthday.
finished sept 2018 Yes a long time..even after i retired it took 5 years to get her out and start working on her... i was busy
took a break for 16 years.
Motor is a Dumas 6 volt, $25. I wanted something that
would look like the real boat, which i saw on Lake George, upstate NY, it didn't go to fast, the original boats had a 6 cylinder eng. so they didn't real go to fast and being 24 feet long and a 6cly eng, she was not got to fast. not like the later models.
so she rides nice, moves the battery around some, looks like the right speed to me. and no leaks... use enough z-poxy that it much weigh in at 10 lb or so
MY biggest problem with it, was the finishing of the sides. not making the side look nice by sanding but finishing them off.
I used what dumas had suggested , Z poly resin that everyone used... will it didn't work for me.. i tried all kinds of thing of things to get a nice finish.. sanding and recoating and recoating .Call the manufacture, they said to call the Rep, for the area. he sent me some new ZAP Z-poxy
still no lucky. got to a point i was going to send him the boat.. all most did...
then I can across some spray outside urethane paint water proof
worked like a charm... now i cover everything with it...
My grandson 9 like running it with me when he comes down. he is better then me i think at controlling her
got an offer to sell her for $600 but i'm not sure if i want too..
got a Dumas Chris-Craft 1950 commander express all most finish.
and again, i'm not good with the paint, just can not get a smooth surface. but that another story
BE SAFE OUT THERE.. us'all