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Kmot

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Making a model destined for the rubbish bin seaworthy again.
« on: October 02, 2007, 05:28:00 PM »

I was given an old boat by a fellow who had obtained the boat for the motor inside. The boat was probably destined for the rubbish bin, but he found a home for it by offering it up for free and I was the lucky fellow in the right place at the right time.

It turns out, it is an old Sterling kit, number B8F. The boat is a Chris-Craft 32' Deluxe Enclosed Cabin. 29" long.

I have been working on renovating it lately, and thought there may be some interest here?

I can post some pictures and information if anyone is interested.  Attached is a picture of the model as received.
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Re: Making a model destined for the rubbish bin seaworthy again.
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2007, 05:47:42 PM »

tom apart from that ding in the hull she looks pretty sound
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Kmot

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Re: Making a model destined for the rubbish bin seaworthy again.
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2007, 10:44:54 PM »

Well Mark, you have seen the thread I am sure over on RCG. I guess there isn't much interest in Christ Craft model boats on your side of the pond.  ???

Just in case anyone here has a passing interest, here is the surrent status of the model:
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Re: Making a model destined for the rubbish bin seaworthy again.
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2007, 11:57:22 PM »

funily enough tom, I haven't seen it on RCG, however you seem to have done a good job with it
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Kmot

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Re: Making a model destined for the rubbish bin seaworthy again.
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2008, 07:19:47 AM »

"Ain't Dead Yet" is the name for this model boat and it is now seaworthy and has been through trials with flying colors.
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Kmot

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Re: Making a model destined for the rubbish bin seaworthy again.
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2008, 01:40:48 AM »

Sorry for the double post. Can a moderator delete the duplicate?
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Roger in France

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Re: Making a model destined for the rubbish bin seaworthy again.
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2008, 05:28:20 AM »

Duplicate message deleted as requested.

She looks a great boat, Kmot. Also an appropriate and amusing name.

Roger in France.
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Kmot

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Re: Making a model destined for the rubbish bin seaworthy again.
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2008, 05:52:26 AM »

Thank you Roger. :)

Here is a video of the boat on its first sea trials after restoration:

http://media.putfile.com/Sterling-ChrisCraft-Restoration
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Re: Making a model destined for the rubbish bin seaworthy again.
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2008, 09:04:53 AM »

Kmot,
She look great, in the first part of the video if she had a helmsman could have been full size.
Credit to you.

Bob
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omra85

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Re: Making a model destined for the rubbish bin seaworthy again.
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2008, 08:26:18 PM »

Nice video Tom, very restful!  Good work with the boat too.
Danny
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Re: Making a model destined for the rubbish bin seaworthy again.
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2008, 08:46:17 PM »

Loved the choice of Music on that video, Memories by Elaine Page and Sailaway by Enya,,,
The  restoration / build was'nt bad either O0, nice one.
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Kmot

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Re: Making a model destined for the rubbish bin seaworthy again.
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2008, 05:04:39 PM »

Thanks Gents!  :)

I have now a proper helsman for this model and just finished making an attachment method using neodymium magnets in the soles of his shoes.

-Tom
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Re: Making a model destined for the rubbish bin seaworthy again.
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2010, 06:43:22 PM »

you have commited a terrible nauticle sin   >:-o

painting over lovely rich wood is almost as bad as murder.

But you are forgiven this time, because you have made a sad old piece of rubbish look very very nice once more.
This is now a nice boat that will get admirers of classic criss craft cruisers, both sides of the pond.

very well done, you have given that boat a new lease of life


i bet your friend would like it back now   ha ha ha


phill
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