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#1 houfek Sep 24, 2004 11:51 AM

Chris Craft Barrel Back
Does anyone know of a source of a pre-built model of the Chris Craft Barrelback speedboat ?? I have seen some out there for $1200, but I'm not THAT anxioius ! I just love the lines of these things and want one for my den. I know there are kits, but I don't trust myself to do a really professional job.....

Thanks !


#2 Tony Oliver Sep 24, 2004 12:09 PM

Trust yourself! Have some faith in your ability.There's so much more pleasure in it when you made it yourself.


#3 Umi_Ryuzuki Sep 24, 2004 12:12 PM

Well, if it is just for the den, there are the non running "Riva Aquamara" models for a fourth of that price.

It seems to me that Kyosho offered an abs hull chris craft for a while, but I can't seem to find any references for it. A Dumas kit may be your only other best option. If you enjoy modeling at all, these kits are not to difficult to build up.

See Pat Tritles Thread here, http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ht=chris+craft

Or a first time scratch built Riva, here


#4 CG Bob Sep 24, 2004 03:53 PM

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You can do a good job. A friend of mine is working on one as his 2nd model. My model inspired him to start. The worst part was scratch building the trailer, I did that by eye. I added working lights, and replaced the vac-formed seats with foam and vinyl upholstery.

#5 houfek Sep 27, 2004 03:21 PM

Thanks guys.....all responses much appreciated.


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