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Re: Dumas Chris craft Triple
« Reply #150 on: August 04, 2007, 04:33:36 PM »

Whats next then Shane?  ;D

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Re: Dumas Chris craft Triple
« Reply #151 on: August 04, 2007, 04:55:14 PM »

Looks really great Shane [I hate you]
Dont worry about the lead, chuck one of those sash weights in her. ;)
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Re: Dumas Chris craft Triple
« Reply #152 on: August 04, 2007, 05:25:50 PM »

Couldnt wait ! ;D ;D
Plugged the shaft and added the lead and here she is WET !
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Re: Dumas Chris craft Triple
« Reply #153 on: August 04, 2007, 06:04:32 PM »

really looks the business - next, get her going and post pics of her!

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Re: Dumas Chris craft Triple
« Reply #154 on: August 04, 2007, 06:53:38 PM »

Oh no , you've got it wet, it'll never be the same again.

Looks good though.
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Re: Dumas Chris craft Triple
« Reply #155 on: August 05, 2007, 03:01:53 PM »

why not put another battery in? wire them in parrellel. instead of lead, make the weight work for you
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Re: Dumas Chris craft Triple
« Reply #156 on: August 05, 2007, 03:24:23 PM »

It is not recommended to connect nimh in parallel. It does not do them any good .  In series is ok but you would have to be able to take 14.4 volts

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Re: Dumas Chris craft Triple
« Reply #157 on: August 05, 2007, 06:10:02 PM »

This boat is far too good for a rookie....
Anyone know where Shane lives so I can go round and sabotage it?   ;D


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Re: Dumas Chris craft Triple
« Reply #158 on: August 05, 2007, 06:13:28 PM »

Take youre turn. I'm first, unless of course he agrees to turn out yet another beut.
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Re: Dumas Chris craft Triple
« Reply #159 on: August 05, 2007, 06:42:35 PM »

Cheers guys . I am mulling over the next one already as it seems I cannot get frames for the Dusseldorf fireboat from anywhere and no plans of them either  :'( .

I dare say before the week is out I will of made up my mind , cant be having an empty building board   makes the shed look empty !  :D :D

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Re: Dumas Chris craft Triple
« Reply #160 on: August 05, 2007, 06:53:00 PM »

cant have that
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Re: Dumas Chris craft Triple
« Reply #161 on: August 05, 2007, 10:24:05 PM »

Well I have almost decided that its either going to be a scratch built Dusseldorf fireboat (could be fun ) or one of Sirmars USS Arleigh Burke ships . I cant decide which way to go .

Still after all my moaning about the MPBA not getting in touch I have had the application forms for a few days now and still havent sent them back !  My fault too much on at the moment . I,ll post them by tuesday . HONEST !
I really dont want to go sailing without the cover .

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Re: Dumas Chris craft Triple
« Reply #162 on: September 05, 2007, 09:46:43 PM »

Did you ever get any pics of this thing running, Shane?

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Re: Dumas Chris craft Triple
« Reply #163 on: September 05, 2007, 10:19:24 PM »

Ian I have had family health problems with me mom for the last 3 weeks so have not really had much interest in anything bar that .
On a plus 3 months after contacting them I have had contact back from my local boat club so if I get chance I will get it out on water in anger  ;) O0 O0

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Re: Dumas Chris craft Triple
« Reply #164 on: September 06, 2007, 06:54:35 AM »

Shane,

Sorry to hear of the health problems, hope things improve for you all soon.

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Re: Dumas Chris craft Triple
« Reply #165 on: December 14, 2007, 03:34:06 PM »

Hi, I am new here.  I just got my Chris Craft triple!  Wow this is great!  Thanks Shane
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Re: Dumas Chris craft Triple
« Reply #166 on: December 22, 2007, 09:02:24 PM »

Shane, are you happy with the motor you picked?   What kind of speeds are you getting?  I just started on the planking, so I have a little ways to go.
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Re: Dumas Chris craft Triple
« Reply #167 on: December 22, 2007, 10:09:09 PM »

Rebulx Sorry it has takne me a while to reply to your posts .
I have health problems at home with my mother so I cannot get on and reply like I would do normally  :'(

But That said   congratulations on having a go at this one  it IS a struggle and can be a pain in the ass at times.
Bear in mind what I said about planking this one , I started using the full length strips and they can be a pain in the Ar$$e to fix in place . I started soaking them in water and then used a HOT iron to twist them and dry them out to get a close shape to the hull . The last page of the destructions on planking says you can use shorter lengths as per the real one ! If I were to do it again I would probably go down this route and use shorter planks .
As regards speeds it seems to go Ok with no problems and looks just fine on the pond in a scale sort of speed.
Having never built or sailed a boat before I cant give an authorative view on this but it "looked " right if that makes sense .

I hope you have fun with the rest of the build and wish you well with it  O0


After that I dare say this will be my final post in here for a while as my Mom is getting a lot worse and the inevitable isnt that far off  :-\
I thank all of you who have pm or emailed me over this and will see you all at the other end of the tunnel .
Take care and have a great Christmas and all the best for the new year  O0
First one that says Merry Xmas gets a punch in the mouth  O0 O0

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Re: Dumas Chris craft Triple
« Reply #168 on: February 15, 2008, 07:48:42 PM »

Well its been a while since I posted on this thread but this is just an update on the model .
It is now up for sale and for those who may not read the for sale board you can follow this link to it  O0

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=8707.0

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